Botanical Name: Nelumbinis Semen
Category: Stabilize & Bind
Taste: Sweet, Astringent
Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Tonifies and stabilizes the Spleen, Heart, and Kidneys; calms the spirit.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with abdominal distension or constipation.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Spleen and stops diarrhea: for Spleen deficiency with chronic diarrhea and loss of appetite. This herb both augments and binds, and is thus very useful in treating these disorders.
- Tonifies the Kidneys and stabilizes the essence: for premature ejaculation and spermatorrhea due to unstable, deficient Kidneys. Also used for excessive uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge.
- Nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit: for palpitations with anxiety, irritability associated with deficiency, and insomnia. Especially useful for problems associated with lack of communication between the Kidneys and Heart.