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Coix Seed (Semen Coicis) - 生薏米 (shēng yì mǐ)

Coix Seed (Semen Coicis) - 生薏米 (shēng yì mǐ)

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Common English Name: coix seeds, Job’s tears

Common Chinese Name: 生薏米,薏苡仁

 Coix Seed strengthens the Spleen and resolves accumulations of dampness with such clinical presentations as edema (including fluid in the lungs), various manifestations of dysuria, and diarrhea/loose stools.

Coix Seed resolves dampness and relieves pain to treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) caused by accumulated dampness.

Coix Seed clears damp heat conditions (from any level) when there are the accompanying symptoms of a greasy white tongue coating and digestive difficulties.


Precaution: Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested.  In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference and strong effect in the body.

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