Coix lacrymajobi L var mayuen Roman Stapf Fam Poaceae


Coix Lacryma Jobi

Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen (Roman.) Stapf (Fam. Poaceae) I. Whole plant; 2. Male flower; 3. Pistil english name dayflower herb part used dried aerial part

Herba Commelinae is grown in every part of China, and collected in summer and autumn.

flavor, property, and channel tropism

Sweet and bitter in flavor, cold in property, acts on the Lung, Stomach, and Bladder channels.


Clears Heat and toxins, promotes diuresis.

clinical use and major combinations

For Exterior syndromes with fever, it is used with Menthae Arvensis (Bo He) and Fructus Arctii (Niu Bang Zi). For epidemic febrile diseases with pathogenic factors in the Qi system, it is used with Gypsum Fibrosum (Shi Gao) and Rhizoma Anemar-rhenae (Zhi Mu).

For acute urinary infection with painful, difficult urination, it is used alone or with Herba Plantaginis (Che Qian Cao) and Herba Lophatheri Gracilis (Dan Zhu Ye).

For sore throat, it is used with Folium Isatidis (Da Qing Ye) and Radix Isatidis (Ban Lan Gen). For carbuncles and boils, it is used with Herba Violae (Zi Hua Di Ding) and Flos Chrysanthemi Indici (Ye Ju Hua).

dosage and administration


None noted.

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