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  Hordeum L.
 
Scientific Name  Hordeum L.
Family Name  Poaceae
Common Name  Barley
Photo link  http://plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/photoset/300dpi-jpg/0009.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  Whole grain cereals (barley vs. cracked wheat vs. milled flour) in bread decreased postparandial glucose profiles in Type II diabetes patients (Jenkins et al 1988).
Other Uses  Hypercholesterolemia; folk uses include bronchitis, diarrhea, irritable bowel and cancer prevention (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=799&brand_id= accessed 4/30/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared cold infusion (Nature's Sunshine pH GreenZone Powder).
Phytochemistry  Beta glucan, a soluable fiber (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found.
Potential Medication  Interactions  May impair absorption of oral medications; may increase effects of diabetic medications (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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