Thursday, September 3, 2015

Barley 薏米

薏米,拉丁文名:Coix chinensis Tod. 又叫:薏苡仁、苡仁、六谷子,为禾本科植物薏苡的种仁。
健脾 (strengthen spleen)、除痹 (rid dampness)、清热排脓 (Cooling and discharge intestinal concentrates) 的功效。

Barley is a plant. The grain of barley is used to make medicine.

Barley is used for lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and for promoting weight loss
It is also used for digestive complaints including diarrheastomach pain, and inflammatory bowel conditions.

Some people use barley for increasing strength and endurance. 
Other uses include cancer prevention and treatment of a lung problem called bronchitis.

Barley is applied to the skin for treating boils.

In foods, barley is used as a source of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty oils.

In manufacturing, barley is used as a food grain, natural sweetener, and as an ingredient for brewing beer and making alcoholic beverages.

How does it work?

The fiber in barley might lower cholesterol and blood pressure in people with high cholesterol. 

Barley may also reduce blood sugar and insulin levels. 

Barley seems to slow stomach emptying. 
This could help keep blood sugar stable and create a sensation of being full, which might help to control appetite.


So my favorite barley with gingko, is a real healthy combination! 

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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