Pearled Barley (coix)


Pearled Barley (coix) in TCM:

Explore the properties of Pearled Barley (coix) according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, LI, ST, SP, KD, GB

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: qi, blood

Special Properties:
clears damp, resolves water accumulations, disperses wind

Also known as Job's Tears. In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pearled Barley is known for its ability to tonify qi and blood. It also helps to resolve dampness, expel wind, and resolve water accumulations.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Lung, stomach, and spleen. The flavor of pearled barley is sweet, and it is considered to be cool in temperature.

Pearl barley, or pearled barley, is barley that has been processed to remove its hull and bran. All barley must have its fibrous outer hull removed before it can be eaten; pearl barley is then polished to remove the bran layer.