Botanical Name: Maltosum
English: Malt Sugar, Maltose
Category: Tonify the Qi
Temperature: Slightly Warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Dosage: 15-60g. Do not cook in decoction, but take with a strained decoction.
Key Characteristics: Tonifies the Qi and moistens the fluids.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with damp-heat, phlegm-heat, or childhood nutritional impairment.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Spleen and augments the qi: for overexertion that injures the Spleen with shortness of breath and reduced appetite.
- Tonifies the middle burner qi and alleviates pain: for abdominal pain due to cold from deficiency of the middle burner accompanied by excessive salivation, a pale tongue with a white coating, and a deep, slow pulse.
- Moistens the Lungs and stops coughs: for dry, nonproductive coughs with labored, slow breathing, and a weak voice due to Lung deficiency.