Lotus Seed ( 莲子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Heart, Spleen, Kidneys
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.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is abdominal bloating or constipation.
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