Chinese dry herbs Coix Seed yi yi ren Semen Coicis

Coix seed (薏苡仁, Semen Coicis, Yi Yi Ren, Pearl Barley, Job’s Tear, Adlay seeds)can induce diuresis and drain dampness, invigorate spleen to check diarrhea, treat arthralgia, clear heat and drain pus.

The dry and mature seed kernel of the gramineous plant Coix. Dry in the sun, lay down the fruit, then dry in the sun, remove the shell, yellowish brown seed coat and impurities, and collect the seed kernel.

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What is Coix seed?

Coix seed is the dry and mature seed of Coix lacryobi. Harvest the fruits when they are mature in autumn, dry them in the sun to remove the outer shell, yellow-brown seed coat and impurities, and collect the seed kernel.Coix seed is a common traditional Chinese medicine, is also a common food, for the dual use of medicine and food. According to traditional Chinese medicine, coicis seed has a sweet, light and slightly cold taste, which is beneficial to reducing swelling, strengthening spleen clearing damp, relieving tendons and removing bizi, clearing heat and discharging pus. Coix seed is also a kind of beauty food, which can keep human skin glossy and delicate, eliminate acne, freckles, age spots, pregnancy spots, butterfly spots, etc. Coix seed has an improvement effect on dandrusting, acne, chapped, rough skin, etc.  

Active ingredients

(1)coixenolide;linoleic acid;palmitic acid

(2)cis-8-oc-tadecenoic acid;α-monoolein


Product Description

Chinese Name 薏苡仁
Pin Yin Name Yi Yi Ren
English Name Coix seed
Latin Name Semen Coicis
Botanical Name Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen (Roman.) Stapf
Other name Pearl Barley, Job's Tear, Adlay seeds
Appearance Large, firm, white, and full
Smell and Taste Light smell, and slightly sweet
Specification Whole, powder (We can also extract if you need)
Part Used Kernel
Shelf life 2 Years
Storage Store in cool and dry places, keep away from strong light
Shipment By Sea, Air, Express, Train

Coix seed Benefits

1.Coix seed can ease water retention in the body.

2.Coix seed can nourish the Spleen and Stomach Systems.

3.Coix seed can relieve rheumatic pain.

4.Coix seed can induce drainage of pus and relieves symptoms of lung or appendiceal abscesses.

5.Coix seed can aid in detoxification and relieves conditions of nodules and swellings.

Other benefits

(1)Ethanolic extract of Coix seed, aequorin, can inhibit the proliferation of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (ECA) cells.

(2)Coix semen glycans significantly reduced blood glucose concentration

(3)Significantly improves hypothalamic function and promotes ovulation


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