|Yi Yi Ren - Promote Urination and Relieve
Yi Yi Ren (Jobs Tears)
As the rain came down it made Job pee
on himself and his weak SP gave way to diarrhea.
As the rain storm poured down on him poor Job
cried to lord in B flat - "Lord please
heal these hot pus sores and bring joy back
into my life!!"
English Name: coix seeds, job's tears
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Coicis
Properties: sweet, bland, cool
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
| rain... pee
|| drains dampness; promotes urination
|weak SP gave way to diarrhea
||strengthens SP to stop diarrhea
|rain storm... B flat
||expels wind-damp bi
|hot pus sores
||clears heat; expels pus
Yi Yi Ren
Actions and Indications
- Drains dampness, promotes urination (damp accumulaion
due to SP deficiency, urinary difficulty, edema, damp leg qi, damp-heat
lin, damp predominant warm febrile disease)
- Strengthens SP to Stop diarrhea (SP deficiency with
damp diarrhea: strengthens SP and promotes urination)
- Clears heat; expels pus (LU or intestinal abcess)
- Expels Wind-Damp bi (tight sinews, spasms, wind-damp
painful obstruction: poor joint mobility)
- Chao- to tonify SP
- Sheng- to leach damp and clear heat
- Modern use for treating plantar warts, internal or topically.
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