Job’s tears is a tropical plant in the grasses family which is sometimes used as a cereal. It is also sometimes grown as an ornamental plant.
In China it is used together with other herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.
Other names for this crop include coixseed, tear grass, and adlay.
Job’s tears is native to Southeast Asia but is now also grown in the USA and tropical south and central America.
Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen
Chinese pearl barley
Lágrimas de Job
Lágrimas de San Pedro
Herbe à chapelets
Lacrime di Giobbe