Yi Yi Ren

Yi Yi Ren written in Chinese

Pinyin Name: Yi Yi Ren

English Name: Semen Coicis

Other Names: Coix Seed, Job's Tear, Yi Mi Ren

Tastes: Sweet, Bland

Origin: Southeast Asia, China

Yi Yi Ren, also known as Job's tears, is harvested in autumn when the fruits are ripe. It covers meridians of spleen, stomach and lung. Yi Yi Ren can be cooked in boiling water to make tea or soup for consumption. Recommended dosage is from 9 to 30 grams.

Benefits of Yi Yi Ren include:

Strengthen the spleen and leach out dampness.
Remove numbness and stop diarrhea.
Clear heat and expel pus.

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