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Used Part.

Seeds: peeled, pearl or sprouted.

Active Principles.

Starch, enzymes: amylase. Minerals: chromium, phosphorous, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium. Polyunsaturated fatty acids: oleic, linoleic. Traces of alkaloids: hordenina, grasses.

Drug Action.

The digestive enzymes perform a similar function. The hordenina confers adrenergic properties (sympathomimetics) soft: antidiarrheal through inhibition of intestinal hiperperistaltismo, hypertensive (to produce peripheral vasoconstriction) cardiotonic. It is also a diuretic, and demulcent in external use. The germ oil barley is lipid.


Diarrhea, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, hypotension, cystitis, kidney stones. Diabetes.

In topical (flour) boils, abscesses and inflammation osteo, myalgia, muscle contractures.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction (pearl barley: husked and polished mechanically) 20 grams per liter. Boil 5 minutes. Take at will.

Decoction (seed, hulled, itself from its wrapper) 30 to 50 g / l, boil for 30 minutes (until you open the grain) Take at will.

Powder (MALTA: germinated barley artificially and then dried) 5 to 20 grams a day, in capsules or shakes mixtures, added to soups, purees or mixtures.

The germination results in the appearance of amylase, the digestive enzyme)

Oil seeds of barley: Use food.

External use:

Flour: diluted in warm water and applied in the form of cataplasms.


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Bézanger - Beaunesque, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, pp. 44 - 5.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 216.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take II. Paris: Masson, 1967, p. 19.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 122.

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