Job's Tears (yi yi ren)

Nature: Slightly cold; sweet; attributive to spleen, stomach, lungs, liver, and large intestine.


Job's Tears / Coix Lacryma-Jobi

(yi yi ren) 薏以仁


 

 

Nature: Slightly cold; sweet; attributive to spleen, stomach, lungs, liver, and large intestine.

 

Characteristics: Seeds of an annual grass that grows to 1-2 meters tall with white globular seeds that resemble pearl barley. This herb is a superior herb and should be taken on a regular basis as part of the diet to get the best result.

 

Therapeutic effects: Promote diuresis and invigorate the spleen; relieve dampness obstruction and eliminate phlegm; clear away heat and drain the pus; anti-rheumatic. Suitable for scanty urine; swelling and pain in joints and sinews; rheumatism; lung infections; cough with blood in sputum and dry scaly skin.