Botanical Name: Nelumbinis Stamen

Lian Xu

Lian Xu

Category: Stabilize & Bind

Taste: Sweet, Astringent

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Liver

Dosage: 3-9g

Key Characteristics: More strongly astringent than lotus seeds, but otherwise similar in action.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with abdominal distention or constipation.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears the Heart and stabilizes the Kidneys, while binding the essence and stopping its loss: for wet dreams, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, enuresis, and vaginal discharge.
  • Stops bleeding: has a mild effect and is usually accompanied by other herbs.