Common Name : Job’s tear, Coixseed, Tear Grass, Duai or Luk dueai (in Thai)
Part Used : Seed
The Job’tear also known as Dua i or Luk dueai (in Thai).
Each seed of the plant is produced individually, enclosed in a tear-shaped shell that is naturally a pale grey color. Job's tear is commonly used in Asia as food and medicine. It is also popularly used as a traditional herb to treat diuretic, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hypoglycemic and weight control. In China, it is one the most popular herbs used in the diet therapy for stiff joints. Coix is an important source of polysaccharide, protein, fiber and vitamin B1. Nowadays, it’s used as foods such as soup, congee, drink juices, tea and coffee like drink.