Effects of Young Barley Leaf Powder on Gastrointestinal Functions in Rats and Its Efficacy-Related Physicochemical Properties

@inproceedings{Ikeguchi2014EffectsOY,
  title={Effects of Young Barley Leaf Powder on Gastrointestinal Functions in Rats and Its Efficacy-Related Physicochemical Properties},
  author={Motoya Ikeguchi and Masahito Tsubata and Akira Takano and Tomoyasu Kamiya and Kinya Takagaki and Hideyuki Ito and Yohko Sugawa-Katayama and Hideaki Tsuji},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2014}
}
Young barley leaf is consumed as a popular green-colored drink, which is named "Aojiru" in Japan. In the present study, we examined effects of young barley leaf powder (BL) on gastrointestinal transit time (GTT) and fecal moisture and weight in comparison with wheat bran (WB) in male Sprague-Dawley rats. In addition, an attempt was made to identify BL components responsible for these effects by using various fractions of BL. Additionally, we examined the water-holding capacity and setting… CONTINUE READING
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