TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "mai ya" which in english is "barley sprout, malt", is categorized within the "herbs that relieve food stagnation" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, spleen and stomach channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, mai ya is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
As noted above, mai ya is within the herbs that relieve food stagnation functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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