Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Tritici Levis
Common English: Light Wheat Grain
Wheat Berry
Shriveled Wheat
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Salty
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops excessive sweating due to Deficiency

Spontaneous sweating due to Qi Deficiency

Night sweats due to Yin Deficiency

Postpartum Deficiency sweat

Steaming bones

Nourishes the Heart and calms the Spirit

Heart Deficiency

Stops bed wetting in children

Bed wetting in children

  • Contraindicated for those with sweating due to External invasion.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold-Dampness.

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
(Rx. Ephedrae)
(Ma Huang Gen)
(Fr. Schisandrae)
(Wu Wei Zi)

Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi

Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Spontaneous sweating associated with Deficiency.

Sweating associated with steaming bone disorder.

Night sweats due to Heat from Yin Deficiency.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
(Rx. Ophiopogonis)
(Mai Men Dong)

Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao
Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao
Fr. Jujube
Da Zao

Steaming bone disorder.

Night sweats due to Yin Deficiency Heat.

Urinary incontinence in children.

Emotional disorders, disorientation, emotional instability and irritability due to mild Deficiency of the Spleen Qi and Heart Blood.

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Treats spontaneous sweating due to Qi Deficiency and night sweats due to Yin Deficiency.



  1. Being sweet, this herb has a Qi tonification property. It tonifies Qi, nourishes the body and treats steaming bones.
  2. This herb tends to tonify Heart Qi, disperse Dampness and clear Heat to eliminate sweating.
  3. This herb is said to treat skin verrucosis, nevus and decayed muscles.
  4. This herb is said to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and kill cancer cells.
  5. It is also said that this herb can clear extreme Heat, cure pestilence, cure jaundice and drunkenness and calm the Small Intestine.
  6. It is reported that 15g of this herb can prevent colorectal cancer.
  7. Both Fu Xiao Mai and Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang Gen stop sweating and are often combined to treat spontaneous sweating and night sweats. Fu Xiao Mai augments Qi and clears Heat to stop sweating, while Ma Huang Gen astringes. it has no ability to tonify Qi, cool the Heart or clear Heat.
  8. Wheat (Fr. Tritici) Xiao Mai are the ripe grains that do not float. They are sweet, slightly cold, enter the Heart channel, nourish Heart Qi and eliminate irritability to treat irritability, restlessness and insomnia as in restless organ disorder, for which it is combined with Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao and Fr. Jujube Da Zao.