Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Coix
Species : lacryma-jobi Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Adlay
Hindi Name : Sankur
Manipuri Name : Chaning
Other Details
Habit : Gramineceous tall herb
Parts Use : Root, Seed
Preparation : Dried seed powder crushed with water for paste. Fresh seed crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use : Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients : Seeds contain trans-ferulyl stigmastanol and trans-ferulyl campesterol. Roots contain adinosine and phenolic compounds. Root contain adenosine, phenolic compounds and 4-ketopinoresinol.
Ailment Treated : Seed powder paste is used in gout and also used in the preparation of local drink. Roots and grains are used in menstrual disorder, blood purifier, tonic and diuretic. Seed extract are used in immuno-enhancer and for prevention of cancer.
Source : Wild in waste land and along the road sides. Occasionally cultivated.