Yi Yi Ren (薏苡仁)

Semen Coicis, Job’s Tears, Coix Seed, Pearl Barley, Adlay


Yi Yi Ren can be used in cases of diarrhea, edema in the lower limbs, urinary tract infection, prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, muscle stiffness, cramping, spasms, arthritis, carbuncles, and intestinal abscesses. Job’s Tears are also cooked in soups, congee, or used in a refreshing cold salad. In tropical climates with damp-heat Summers, the herb is made into a refreshingly cool beverage with rock sugar and a squeeze of lime juice.



  • Cold
  • Cool
  • Neutral
  • Warm
  • Hot


  • Sour
  • Bitter
  • Sweet
  • Acrid
  • Salty
  • Neutral
  • Aromatic


  • Bladder
  • Gallbladder
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Large Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Pericardium
  • San Jiao
  • Small Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach




Strengthen the Spleen

Resolves Dampness

Expels Wind-Dampness

Relieves Pain

Expels Pus


*The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult a licensed physician before taking supplements or new medication.
Please Note: Do not self-prescribe herbs. A single herb is rarely eaten on its own, but as part of a formula containing several ingredients that act together. Always consult a certified Traditional Oriental Medicine practitioner before using herbs.



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