Job's Tears is also known as Semen Coicis or Coix
larcryma jobi. They are wild grasses growing in
damp areas along river banks and valleys of South China.
In fact, Job's Tears is native to South East Asia and
was first introduced to China about 2000 years ago.
It's seeds has since then become on the highest regarded
nutrient tonics in China. It is known as yi yi ren
in Chinese grocery stores. It is also called
"pearl barley" although it is not part of the barley
benefits of Job's Tears
Increase the range of
movement for the joints in some cases of chronic
Clears heat linking to
intestinal and lung abscesses and sores with pus
Treat plantar warts
Slows down the growth
of cancer cells.
using Job's Tears
Job's Tears and Red
20-30 grams Job's
3 Chinese red
dates or black dates
1 litre water
Soak the Job's
Tears in water for about 1 to 2 hours then drain
Place the Job's
Tears together with the water into a saucepan
and bring to boil until cooked. If
necessary, add more water.
Bruise the skins
of the red dates or black dates and add them in
to sweeten the flavour of the porridge.
This porridge is
helpful to the stomach, spleen, lungs, liver and the
Job's Tears can also be combined with Chinese wild
yam, goji berries, sweet rice and other herbs to
make healthy porridges of different flavours.
The amount of water to grains plus herbs should be
in a ration of 4:6 then you just need to cook for
about 2 hours.