Lotus Seed ( 莲子 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Nelumbinis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Lian Zi

Common English Name

Lotus Seed

Part of Plant Used

Seed

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Sweet, astringent

Meridians Entered

Heart, Spleen, Kidneys

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat insomnia and palpitations (TCM: deficiency often accompanied by heat signs).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Clears fire and nourishes Kidneys; strengthens Spleen and stops diarrhea.

Common Formulas Used In

Ginseng and Atractylodes.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is abdominal bloating or constipation.



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