Chinese name: fu xiao mai

What are Wheatberries?

Wheatberries are whole-wheat kernels that include the bran, the germ, and the endosperm—but not the hull. As a primary source of dietary fiber, and with all of their nutrients intact, wheatberries have significant nutritional benefits. They are also a great source of protein and iron. The vitamin E in wheatberries is an antioxidant, and its magnesium content is beneficial for bone and muscle health.

What are the health benefits of Wheatberries?
The beneficial nutrients found in wheatberries contribute to a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. They also diminish chronic inflammation and protect the body from obesity and cardiovascular disease. Chinese traditional medicine also uses wheatberries to strengthen qi, or vital energy, end depression, and treat stomach disorders.

More information about the healing powers of Whole Wheat can be found in the Food section.

Where can I find Wheatberries?
Wheatberries can be found online, in supermarkets and health food stores, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formula:
Mood Elevation, which is used to relieve sadness and depression, and calm the mind.

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