Fu Xiao Mai

Fructus Tritici Levis, Wheat

Dosage

Decoction, 15-30g; or powder. For stopping perspiration, cook slightly.

Chemical Composition

Sucrose; Maltose; Glucose; Fructose; Raffinose; Melibiose; Dextrin; Oleic acid; Linoleic acid; Palmitic acid; Stearic acid; Glyceride; Lecithin; Allantoin; Arginine; Histidine; Glycine; Vitamin B; Vitamin E; a-tocotrienol; Sitosterol; Gramisterol. (1)

Precautions

Exercise caution when using this herb on patients who display restlessness without perspiration or who collapse with perspiration. (2)

Pharmacology

According to traditional Chinese medicine, Fu Xiao Mai invigorates qi, nourishes yin, and clears away heat, it is widely used to arrest spontaneous sweating and night sweating. (3)

References

  1. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  2. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  3. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.