- Coix Seed
- Coicis Semen
|Medicinal Group||Dampness-draining diuretic medicinal|
Dried ripe kernel of Coix lacryma-joni L. var. mayuen (Roman.) Stapf (Fam. Gramineae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet, bland; cool|
|Meridian Affinity||Spleen, Lung, Stomach|
To benefit the kidney and arrest seminal discharge, to invigorate the function of the spleen and relieve diarrhea, and to remove damp and check excessive leukorrhea
Edema, oliguria, enuresis, frequent urination; arthritis with contracture of joints, chronic diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen; lung abscess, appendicitis, verruca plana
- Some studies show Kanglaite injection (an anti-tumor new drug which extracts from Chinese medicine-coix seed) could inhibit some anti-apoptotic gene and activate some pro-apoptotic gene, its injection solution is one of the new anticancer medicine that can significantly inhibit a various kinds of tumor cells.
- The bloodletting therapy at Jing-well points and semen coicis alleviate apparently nerve function defect, improve the motor function of the affected limbs and achieve the better efficacy.
- Lu Y, Li CS, Dong Q. (2008). Chinese herb related molecules of cancer-cell-apoptosis: a minireview of progress between Kanglaite injection and related genes. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. , 21;27:31. doi: 10.1186/1756-9966-27-31.
- Zhang M, Hu QL, Cheng SX, Tu Y, Zhang S. (2013). Comparative study on the brain protection in patients of traumatic cerebral infarction treated with bloodletting at Jing-well points and semen coicis. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. , 33(9):779-83.