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Herb Information
Name: Coix
Biological Name: Coicis lachryma-jobi

Gramineae

Other Names: Coix, job's tears, yi yi ren
Parts Used: Seed
Remedies For

Diuretic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal.

Drains dampness, clears heat, eliminates pus, tonifies the spleen. This herb is added to medicinal formulas to regulate fluid retention and counteract inflammation. It is very good for all conditions and diseases associated with edema and inflammation, including pus, diarrhea, phlegm, edema or abscesses of either the lungs or the intestines, and rheumatic and arthritic conditions.

Dosage:

9-30 grams

Combinations:
For edema, blood in the urine, diarrhea, or dysentery, combine 20 grams of coix, 9 grams of alisma, 9 grams of poria, and 9 grams of atractylodes.

For rheumatic and arthritic conditions, combine 30 grams of coix and cinnamon-twig tea cooked with rice to make a porridge.

Safety: 

Coix should not be used by pregnant women.

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