What’s Organic Coix Seeds?
Organic coix seed, scientific name Coix lacryma-jobi, also known as coix seed, tear grass, hato mugi, adlay or adlai, is a tall grain-bearing perennial tropical plant of the family Poaceae (grass family) native to Southeast Asia but elsewhere cultivated in gardens as an annual. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. In its native environment, it is grown in higher areas where rice and corn do not grow well. Job’s tears are also commonly sold as Chinese pearl barley in Asian supermarkets, although C. lacryma-jobi is not closely related to barley (Hordeum vulgare).
In both Korea and China, distilled liquors are also made from grain. One such example is the South Korean liquor called okroju (옥로주; hanja: 玉露酒), which is made from rice and Job’s tears. An ancient Chinese beer recipe included the grain as an ingredient. In Japan, aged vinegar is made from grain. In southern Vietnam, a sweet, cold soup called sâm bổ lượng has Job’s Tears as one of its ingredients. This dish derives from the southern Chinese tong sui called qīng bǔ liáng (清補涼; Cantonese: ching1 bou2 leung4). In Thailand, it is often consumed in teas and other drinks, such as soy milk.
It is also used alongside other herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Particularly Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to invigorate the spleen function and promote urination, alleviate arthritis, arrest diarrhea, remove heat, and facilitate the drainage of pus. It is often eating food, sexual flavor Gan light slightly cold, favorable water swelling, spleen dewetting, drainage of pus, and other effects, as commonly used water dampness medicine.