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Chinese Name

Lianzi

Latin

Semen Nelumbinis

English Name

Lotus Seed

Key Characteristics

Herb that secures semen and stops leukorrhagia

Source

Dried ripe seed of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn(Fam.Nymphaeaceae).

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sweet, astringent, neutral; Spleen, Kidney, Heart

Actions

To tonify the spleen and kidney, relieve diarrhea, arrest seminal emission, nourish the heart and calm the mind

Indications

Protracted diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen, seminal emission, leukorrhagia, palpitation and insomnia

Special Usage

Break the seed and remove plumula.

ChemicalComposition

It contains alkaloids, flavonoids, etc.



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