Introduction of Yi Tang:Malt Sugar or Extractum Malti.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:Qi Tonics,Herbs for Replenishing Qi.

 TCM Herbs Icon14 Introduction: Qi Tonics,herbs for replenishing Qi: also known as Qi-tonifying herbs, an agent or substance that tonifies Qi, used in treating Qi deficiency.

 
Extractum Malti(Malt Sugar).

Extractum Malti Pin Yin Name: Yí Tánɡ.
 English Name: Malt Sugar.
 Latin Name: Extractum Malti.
 Property and flavor: warm nature, tastes sweet.

 Brief introduction: The herb Extractum Malti is the amber or yellowish brown, viscous liquid, with an agreeable odor and a sweet taste, prepared from malted grains of barley, Hordeum vulgare L., or malted grains of wheat, Triticum aestivum L., it is used as a tonic to replenish the middle Qi for treating general debility, it is also used as an antitussive for treating chronic cough. The herb is commonly known as Saccharum Granorum, Glucidtemns, Malt Sugar, Yí Tánɡ.

  Botanical source: The common official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Extractum Malti(Malt Sugar) as prepared from malted grains of barley, Hordeum vulgare L., or malted grains of wheat, Triticum aestivum L.

 Characters of herbs: There is soft and hard malt sugar, the soft type malt sugar is a thick liquid, yellowish-brown, very viscous; the hard type is soft malt sugar mixing process, mixed with air for solidification, is porous yellow and white cake.

 Pharmacological actions: The herb malt sugar has the general function of maltose, and has the function of nourishing, relieving cough and stopping colic pains in clinical observation.

 Medicinal efficacy: Relieve the middle, invigorating deficiency, generate body fluid, moistening dryness. It is indicated for overstrain impairing the spleen(spleen hurt from improper diet and overtiredness), contraction of genital and abdominal pain, xeropulmonary cough(pulmonary dryness and cough), hematemesis(spitting blood), thirst, pharyngalgia(pain in pharynx), constipation, etc.

 Administration of Extractum Malti(Yí Tánɡ): 
 
Reference: Administration Guide of Extractum Malti(Yí Tánɡ)
TCM Books: N/A(CP),Internally:melting by heat and add into water decoction of herbal prescription,1~2 liang(about 30~60 grams), prepare to ointment, or prepare to pill(DCTM), Internally:melting by heat and add into water decoction of herbal prescription,30~60 grams;prepare to ointment, or prepare to pill(CHMM).

 
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References:
  • 1.Introduction of Yi Tang:Malt Sugar or Extractum Malti.
  • 2.TCM Books:DCTM(Dictionary of the Chinese Traditional Medicine),CHMM(Chinese Herbal Materia Medica).

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