Sweet or no taste and slightly cold
Spleen, stomach and lung
1. To transform dampness and promote water metabolism; 2. To strengthen the spleen; 3. To clear heat and eliminate pus
1. Deficiency of spleen manifested as edema, dysuria and Diarrhea. Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren) is used with Alismatis rhizome (Ze Xie) and White atractylodes (Bai Zhu).2. Beginning stage of damp-heat febrile diseases when the pathogenic factor is at the qi level. Coix seed (Yiyiren) is used with Talc (Hua Shi). Bamboo leaf (Zhu Ye) and Rice paper pith (Tong Cao) in the formula Sanren Tang.3. Accumulation of damp-heat or stagnation of qi and blood manifested as lung abscess and intestinal abscess. Coix seed (Yiyiren), Reed stem (Weijing), Benincasa seed (Dongguaren) and Peach seed (Tao Ren) in the formula Qianjin Weijing Tang is used for lung abscess with cough, sputum and pus. Coix see (Yiyiren) and Patrinia herb (Baijiang cao) in the formula Yiyi Fu Zi Baijiang San is used for intestinal abscess.
To tonify and strengthen the spleen, this herb is dry-fried.