Young green barley is a source of vitamins B, C and E and beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It has anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antiviral properties. It is used to treat skin lesions, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The high fibre content aids weight loss. Dissolve barley in a glass of cool water or fruit juice and drink 20 minutes before meals, 2 times a day.