Job's Tears (Yi Yi Ren)

Job's Tears (Yi Yi Ren)

Job's Tears (Yi Yi Ren)

SKU MR1290
Brand Mountain Rose
Unit Size 1lb
Dosage 9-30 grams in decoction
Potency 1:1
Taste Sweet, bland - Bensky
Properties slightly cold - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Edema, diarrhea, leg qi, painful urinary dribbling; Joint pain; Carbuncles, lung or intestinal abscess; Digestive problems - Bensky
Actions Tonifes the Spleen and augments the Lungs; Leaches out dampness from the bones, sinews, and muscles to treat painful obstruction diosorder; cools heat and expels pus to treat sores and abscesses
Pattern Dampness, Damp-warmth; Damp painful obstruction; Damp-heat - Bensky
Channels Entered Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Kidney - Bensky

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Chinese name yi yi ren
English name Job's tears, coix
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Job’s Tears is a tall grain-bearing tropical plant of the family Poaceae (grass family) native to Southeast Asia. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. In its native environment it is grown in higher areas where rice and corn do not grow well. Job’s Tears is harvested as a cereal crop, has a soft shell, and is used medicinally in parts of Asia.


Arabinose, xylose, glucose, uronic acid


Job’s Tears is used alongside other herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine to invigorate the spleen function and promote urination. In both the Eastern Band of indigenous Cherokee and the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the beads of Job’s Tears are called “corn beads” or “Cherokee corn beads” and have been used for personal adornment since at least the time of the united Cherokee Republic.

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