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Barley, Barley Greens

Other Names: Barley, Barley Bran, Pearl Barley, Scotch Barley, Pot Barley, Jow, Jawn, Jau, Juan, Mai Ya, Hordeum Distichon
Traditional Usages: Food, Drink, Diarrhea, Skin Diseases, Body Odour, Acne, Immune System Protection, Constipation, Anemia, "An almost perfect food"  Bartram's Encyclopedia: High in Fibre, Calcium, Iron, Magnessium, Potassium, Lysine. Seven tiimes richer in Vitamin C than oranges. Five times richer in Iron than Spinach. Used in Kidney, Intestinal and Bowel Disorders, Immune System Protection,
Resources: US, Asia, China, Japan
Parts Used: Grain, Seeds
Herbal Research: Barley
Health Warning: Those with Celiac disease should avoid this grain as it does contain gluten.

Barley, Barley Greens - Natural remedy for Measles: Boil one tablespoon of barley in a glassful of water. Strain and take twice daily.

Barley, Barley Greens - Natural remedy for Anemia: The term green barley refers to the grass shoots that make up the barley plant. Before the barley grain matures, the barley grass can be harvested when the blades are between 12-14 inches high. Barley grass contains several nutrients that are beneficial for health. You can sprinkle green barley powder on your food or have it as a drink. Mix the barley powder in juice, shake well, and consume immediately. Apple juice and orange juice are popular choices. You can also put it in a smoothie. Suggested use: Start with 1 teaspoon once a day.  After four or five days increase to two teaspoons twice a day.

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