Nelumbinus Stamen
( 莲须 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Nelumbinus

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Lian Xu

Common English Name

Lotus Stamen

Part of Plant Used

Stamen

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Sweet, astringent

Meridians Entered

Kidneys, Heart

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas that treat severe incontinence, frequent urination, and chronic leukorrhea; also used to stop bleeding and to treat seminal emissions (in combination with lotus seed).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Stabilizes Kidneys; retains Essence.

Common Formulas Used In

Hoelen and Polyporus.

Processing Required

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Remarks

Lotus stamen provides stronger astringency action than does lotus seed.

Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is difficult urination.



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