Pinyin: lian zi
ENGLISH NAME: Sacred Lotus (Seed)
LATIN NAME: Nelumbinis Semen
Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Spleen
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Spleen and Stops Diarrhea
2. Tonifies the Kidney and Consolidates Jing (Essence)
3. Nourishes the Heart and Calms the Shen (Spirit)
6 to 15 grams.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Lian Zi is not suitable for patients with dry stools or constipation.