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Yi Yi Ren

Coix | 薏苡仁
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SKU C2300

Ingredient: Job’s Tears seed (yi yi ren).

Mandarin: 薏苡仁
Pin-Yin: Yi Yi Ren
English: Coix
Korean: 이당
Romaji: Yokuinin
Kanji: 薏苡仁
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Coicis Semen


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bland, sweet, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Lungs, stomach, spleen, kidney

Herb Actions:

  • Encourages the drying of dampness and fortifies the spleen
  • Clears obstacles causing pain
  • Cools heat and dispels pus
  • Disperses damp-heat


  • None noted

Commonly Found In:

  • Coix Combination, Phellodendron & Coix Formula, Coix & Astragalus Combination

FUNCTIONS: Clears heat, cools blood, controls bleeding, nourishes yin and blood.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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