Medicinal benefits of Job’s tears

Poor Job left a treasure in his tears! 😄

What is coix lacryma-jobi?

Adlay (coix lacryma-jobi) is a grass native to tropical Asia.

Its seeds, known as Jobs-tears, have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine.

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  • Vitamins B1 and B3.
  • Prolamins.
  • Proteins.
  • Phytosterols.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Fatty acids.
  • Arginine.
  • Zinc.
  • Glutamine.
  • Stearyl alcohol.
  • Oleic alcohol.
  • Potassium.
  • Calcium.
  • Saponins.

How to use it?

Job’s tears is a gluten-free cereal.

Its seeds are cooked in a variety of ways in Asia, similar to rice.

Its nutritional qualities combine well with those of sage.

Medicinal benefits

This plant is particularly appreciated by the spleen and bladder.

Therapeutic properties

Coix seed has traditionally been used for the following benefits:

  • Diuretic.
  • Tonic.
  • Decongestant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Soothing.
  • Antibacterial.
Coix lacryma-jobi

For which disease?

Adlay seeds have shown promising results in cases of :

  • Cystitis.
  • Allergies.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Beriberi.
  • Cataract.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Appendicitis.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Obesity.


While coix lacryma-jobi is interesting from many points of view, it alone do not heal.

Behind most symptoms lie emotional wounds.

When I heal myself emotionally, my body’s self-healing is stimulated.

I can discover how to deal with my emotions.

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What are the medicinal benefits of Job’s tears?

These cereals deserve to be more widely used, particularly for their ability to:

  • Strengthen the bladder.
  • Decrease inflammation.
  • Tone up the immune system.

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