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Herbology

 
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Coix Seed

Herb name (Chinese): 薏苡仁
Herb name (Pin Yin): yì yǐ rén
Herb name (English): Coix Seed
Herb name (Botanical): Semen Coicis
Origin of species: Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. mayuen (Roman.) Stapf
Part(s) of herb used: Kernel
Geo-specific habitat(s): Fujian, Hebei, Liaoning
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet, bland
• Cool
• Administrates the Spleen, Stomach and Lung Meridians
Action(s): • Eases water retention in the body
• Nourishes the Spleen and Stomach Systems
• Relieves rheumatic pain
• Induces drainage of pus and relieves symptoms of lung or appendiceal abscesses
• Aids in detoxification and relieves conditions of nodules and swellings