Germinated millet (Guya)
Botanical Name: 1. Oryza sativa L. 2. Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.
Common Name: Germinated millet
Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The germinated rice sprouts are dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste: Sweet and neutral.
Meridians: Spleen and stomach
Functions: 1. To eliminate food retention and harmonize the stomach; 2. To improve appetite
Indications & Combinations:
1. Retention of food. Germinated millet (Guya) is used with Medicated leaven (Shenqu) and Hawthorn fruit (Shanzha).
2. Weakness of the spleen and
stomach manifested as poor appetite. Germinated millet (Guya) is used with Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen), White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Tangerine peel (Chenpi).
Dosage: 10-15 g