Botanical name : Coix lacryma-jobi Linn.
Family : Poaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Job’s tears
Hindi : Gurlu, Samkru
Malayalam : Kattugotambu, Kakkappalunku.
An erect perennial grass, grows up to 1.5 m in height. Leaves are linear-lenceolate, narrowed up from a broad cordate base, stout midrib, flowers found in recemes dropping from long peduncle carrying both male and female flowers. Fruits are ellipsoid of globose, smooth hard tear shaped grains.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, menstrual disorders; seeds are good remedy for urinary retention, and as a general tonic.
Useful part : Root, Seeds.