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   Posted 4/3/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I just read a journal, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, about testing of colitis in mice. The journal said that GBF, or germinated barley foodstuffs, could help by reducing inflammation and maintaining correct bacterial fauna. Has anyone heard about or tried germinated barley?
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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mumbles
I don't know about mice but yes in India, lots of people are having germinated barley foodstuffs to cure digestive tract problems, including but not limited to UC. I am not sure if you have heard of Guru Ramdev from India. He always suggests germinated barley water for UC. Normally what we do is that we grow barley in 7 flower pots and every day pluck the shoots from one of them and on next day the other one. By the end of week the first pot is ready with the crop.
It is a very ancient cure more than 3000 years old for stomach ailments.
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