Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Mai Ya
English Name: Barley Sprout, Malt

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach (also useful for infants).
  • Inhibits lactation - for discontinuing nursing, distended and painful breasts.
  • Reduces liver Qi - intercostal or epigastric distention, belching, loss of appetite.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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