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Mai Ya

Barley Sprouts/Malt | 麥芽
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SKU M6500

Ingredient: Malt sprout (mai ya) (Hordeum vulgare).

Mandarin: 麥芽
Pin-Yin: Mai Ya
English: Malt
Korean: 맥아
Romaji: Bakuga
Kanji: 麦芽
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Hordei Fructus germinatus


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Neutral, sweet

Channels Entered:

  • Spleen, liver, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Alleviates in stagnation of food
  • Fortifies the stomach
  • Limits lactation
  • Encourages the smooth movement of liver qi



  • Not recommended for those who are lactating, unless taken in smaller doses


Commonly Found In:

  • Pinellia & Gastrodia Combination, Fritillaria & Platycodon Formula

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