Botanical Name: Nelumbinis Semen

Lian Zi

Lian Zi

Category: Stabilize & Bind

Taste: Sweet, Astringent

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Spleen

Dosage: 6-15g

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.