Origin: Derived from the grains of hordeum vulgare
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Overview: Barley is a member of the grass family and is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.
Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.
- Reducing blood pressure
- Maintaining bone structure and strength
- Supporting heart health
- Reducing inflammation
- Preventing constipation
- Managing weight
- Preventing gallstones
- Lowering cholesterol levels
- Protecting against diabetes
- Preventing colon cancer
Common Dosage: 3 to 10 grams per day