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The scientific name of Jobs tears: Coix lacryma-jobi Linn
Name of Jobs tears in different languages:-
English: Wild wheat
Hindi: Guru samkru
Malayalam: Kakkappalunku, Poochakkuru
It is an erect perennial grass, found throughout India, grow upto 1.5 m high with basal rooting node, internodes smooth, polished. Leaves, narrowed from a broad cotdate base to an acuminate tip, smooth on both surfaces, with slender nerves and spinulosely serrate margins; midrib stout; sheaths long, smooth; ligule a very narrow membrane. Racemes nodding or drooping from long peduncles; rachis within the bract slender, above the bract stout, notched at the nodes. Male spike lets 10 - 13 mm long, subsequent, imbricating. Lower involucral glume 10 mm long, elliptic lanceolate, acute, concave, many nerved. upper involucral glume similar to the lower but not winged, 5-9 nerved; lower floral glume oblong-lanceolate, hyaline, paleate, triandrous, 3-5 nerved; upper floral glume similar, paleate, triandrous or empty. Anthers 5 mm long, orange. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, bluish grey, 6-10 mm long, smooth, polished.
Useful plant parts: Roots and seeds
Medicinal uses: Strangury, pneumonia, diet drinks for invalids and pectoral diseases
Chemical content: Leucine, tyrosine, histidine, lysine, arginine and coicin.
Medicinal properties: Diuretic, cathartic, depurative
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