Coix Seed or Chinese Pearl Barley:brief introduction and its splendid applications including clearing dampness.
- Basic Botanical Information of Coix Seed.
- Botanical Source of Coix Seed and Plant Description of Coix lacryma-jobi.
- Herb Character and Properties of Coix Seed.
- Coix Seed:Chemical Constituents and Nutrients.
- Coix Seed:Administration Guide,Suggestions and Safety.
- Pharmacological Effects of Coix Seed.
- Coix Seed Therapeutic Recipes.
Applications and Properties:
Indications:clearing damp and promoting diuresis,invigorate the spleen to arrest diarrhea,eliminate impediment,clearing away heat and eliminating pus,detoxicating and resolving a mass.Applied and inicated to tonify spleen,replenish lungs,clear heat,eliminate dampness,spastic muscles,Cure diarrhea,dampness,tendons spasm,inhibited bending and stretching,edema,beriberi,dysuria,difficult urination,lung abscess, abscess of lung,periappendicular abscess,stranguria with turbid discharge,vaginal discharge.
Nature and Taste:taste sweet,tasteless,nature cool.
Channel Tropism:enter into spleen,stomach,lung meridians.
Oral:decoction,10~30g;or into pills,powder,soaked in wine,porridge,make soup.
Storage:dry place,avoid moth
Cautions:This herb property smooth and slow,should taken with long period and much.Should avoided for spleen deficiency without dampness,dry stool and pregnant women,careful service.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicological testing toxicity: coix oil lethal dose for mice were injected subcutaneously 5~lOmg/kg,rabbits intravenously for 1~1.5g/kg.Coix prime mice fed 0.5kg/kg a month does not cause abnormal changes.
Description nontoxic:Clinical observation of non-toxic.In the conventional dose Shuijianbi no discomfort.Long-term use or high-dose(30g or less) decoction or porridge eating,no significant side effects.
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