Yi Yi Ren


Yi Yi Ren in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yi Yi Ren according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: coix seeds, job's tears
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Coicis
Properties: sweet, bland, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, SP

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

    Alternate Forms:
  • Chao- to tonify SP
  • Sheng- to leach damp and clear heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Drains dampness, promotes urination (damp accumulaion due to SP deficiency, urinary difficulty, edema, damp leg qi, damp-heat lin, damp predominant warm febrile disease)
  • Strengthens SP to Stop diarrhea (SP deficiency with damp diarrhea: strengthens SP and promotes urination)
  • Clears heat; expels pus (LU or intestinal abcess)
  • Expels Wind-Damp bi (tight sinews, spasms, wind-damp painful obstruction: poor joint mobility)

    Special Notes:
  • Modern use for treating plantar warts, internal or topically.