BARLEY Scientific Name:
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- Barley is an annual grass with erect hollow stems, pale green leaves and ears bearing twin rows of seed and long bristles.
- It is hardy and needs full sun.
- Superb energy food.
- Soak half a cup of grain in 1 cup of warm water for 2-3 hours.
- Line a shallow dish or tray with cotton wool and soak it well.
- Sprinkle the seed over it and keep moist.
- Never let them dry out.
- Within a few days little shoots will appear.
- These can be eaten now, seed, root and all - or they can be left to grow until they are 3-4 cm long.
- Rinse the tray twice daily to keep the cotton wool fresh.
- Cut the green shoots off, leaving half a centimetre.
- The grass will continue growing, and can be cut frequently.
- Chop finely and sprinkle on salads, soups, stews and grills, fish and poultry dishes.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- The aboveground parts and the seeds.
- Sweet warming herb that soothes irritated tissues, stimulate appetite and improves digestion.
- High in calcium, iron, all essential amino acids, chlorophyll, flavonoids, Vitamin B12, C, E, sugars, protein fats, many minerals and enzymes.
- Barley water or porridge made with barley is an excellent food for convalescence.
- Helps stomach, duodenal and colon disorders and pancreatitis.
- Clears mucus and soothes inflammation of gut and urinary tract – indigestion, candida albicans infection.
- May help to lower serum cholesterol, hepatitis, management of diabetes and reduce risk of bowel cancer.
- Aids in the digestion of milk given to babies and children suffering from minor infections or diarrhoea and the treatment of fever.
- Externally: Made into a poultice – will soothe and reduce inflammation in sores and swellings.
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