Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Barley - Hordeum vulgare

Barley - Hordeum vulgare

Properties of Barley

Botanical name Hordeum vulgare Linn.
Family Poaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Yava
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Madhura
Guna Guru
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Barley
Hindi Jav, Jau
Malayalam Yavam, Barley, Soochigotambu

Description of the Plant

An erect annual herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves linear, flaccid and few. Spike flattened, 30 cm long and terminal. Spikelets sessile, arranged in 3 on two sides of rachis. Fruit elliptic short pointed caryopsis.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, cough, asthma, urinary retention, urinary tract infection, gastric ulcers, burns, headache, anemia and general debility. It is a good diet in convalescent period.

Useful parts of the herb

Grains.

Barley - Hordeum vulgare

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