Chinese name: 大麦.
Thermal nature: Cooling.
Flavor: Sweet, Salty.
Organ meridian: Spleen & kidney.
Properties: Strengthen spleen and encourage urination.
Best for: Use to treat bloated stomach and difficulty in urination.
Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.
Dietary caution: People who have cooling body constitution should avoid eating barley. People who have loose stools should avoid it as well.
Special note: Barley is different from chinese barley. Chinese barley has an additional effect that is beneficial for Phlegm and damp body constitution.