Botanical name : Hordeum vulgare Linn.
Family : Poaceae
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta.
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Barley
Hindi : Jav, Jau
Malayalam : Yavam, Barley, Soochigotambu
Distribution – Cultivated in North India.
An erect annual herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves linear, flaccid and few. Spike flattened, 30 cm long and terminal. Spikelets sessile, arranged in 3 on two sides of rachis. Fruit elliptic short pointed caryopsis.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, cough, asthma, urinary retention, urinary tract infection, gastric ulcers, burns, headache, anemia and general debility. It is a good diet in convalescent period.
Useful part : Grains