YI YI REN
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 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
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