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Organic Job's Tears
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Job’s Tears is a tall grain-bearing tropical plant of the Poaceae (grass family) native to Southeast Asia. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. In its native environment, it is grown in higher areas where rice and corn do not grow well. Job’s Tears is harvested as a cereal crop, has a soft shell, and is used medicinally in parts of Asia.

Job’s Tears is used alongside other herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine to invigorate the spleen function and to support healthy urinary function. In both the Eastern Band of indigenous Cherokee and the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the beads of Job’s Tears are called “corn beads” or “Cherokee corn beads” and have been used for personal adornment since at least the time of the United Cherokee Republic.

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Christine

Written by Christine on January 2, 2015

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.