Coix, Coix lacryma-. jobi L., is a minor cereal grain crop closely related to maize. Originating in Asia, it has special importance in traditional Chinese medicine. As a starchy grain (with waxy and normal genotypes available), it has properties suitable for processing into a range of food types. Active medicinal components of coix grain include coixol, coixin, and coixenolide, which have been the subject of considerable recent research.
|Title of host publication||The World Of Food Grains|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 17 Dec 2015|
- Chinese medicine
- Job's tears