Organic Hulless Barley 5 Pounds
has a cool thermal nature with a sweet and salty flavor. It strengthens the spleen-pancreas, regulates the stomach, fortifies the intestines, builds blood and yin fluids thereby moistening dryness, is diuretic, benefits the gall bladder, benefits the nerves, is easily digested, aids convalescents and invalids, treats diarrhea, soothes inflammation, reduces painful or difficult urination, quells fever, reduces tumors, swelling, edema and water. It has more fiber, double the calcium, three times the iron and 25% more protein than the dead version which is pearled.
Sprouting barley, such as ours, is mildly laxative unless roasted before cooking. Roasted whole barley berries can be decocted as a tea. Barley tea relieves summer heat and fatigue and acts as a digestive aid and coffee substitute. (Barley is the most acid forming of grains, while roasting also makes it more alkalizing. Caution: roasting can also exacerbate constipation.)
Sprouted barley used as the common Chinese herb is slightly warming and retains its sweet flavor. It is used to treat digestive stagnation from starchy foods or when an infant poorly tolerates mother's milk (mom drinks the barley tea), tonifies the stomach, reduces liver stagnation signs such as upper chest or abdominal swelling and tightness. It also strengthens weak digestion and poor appetite in cases of spleen-pancreas deficiency, including candida induced digestive weakness. Barley also makes amazing homemade miso paste. We ferment ours for at least one year.
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Any Combination 100 lbs. or more and receive a 10% product discount
Any Combination 300 lbs. or more and receive a 15% product discount
Any Combination 500 lbs. or more and receive a 20% product discount
Any Combination 700 lbs. or more and receive a 25% product discount