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Introduction To Lotus Seed (lian zi)









Lotus Seed (lian zi)

Semen Nelumbinis


Properties: Sweet, astringent in flavour, neutral in nature, it is tropistic to the spleen, kidney and heart channels. Being sweet in flavour, it functions in reinforcing the spleen and the kidney, and as an astringent, it can astringe the lower-jiao. Thus, it serves to treat deficiency of the spleen and the kidney, and weak lower-jiao manifested as chronic diarrhea, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea. It and Semen Euryales are similar in action and are used often in combination. In addition, this herb can nourish the heart and tranquilize the mind to treat palpitation and insomnia due to insufficiency of Qi and blood.

Effects: Tonifying the spleen to arrest leukorrhea, benefiting the kidney to astringe essence, and nourishing the heart to ranquilize the mind.


1. For weakness of the spleen and the stomach with anorexia, loose stool and chronic diarrhea, it is often used with herbs for strengthening the spleen to arrest diarrhea, such as Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, Semen Dolichoris, etc. For insufficiency of the spleen and overabundance of dampness with leukorrhagia, it is used with drugs for eliminating dampness and invigorating the spleen to arrest leukorrhea such as Rhizoma Atractylodis, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, etc.

2. For kidney-deficiency loose of seminal gate with spermatorrhea, dizziness, tinnitus, lassitude and amnesia, it is used with drugs for benefiting the kidney to astringe essence such as Semen Euryales Os Draconis Fossilia Ossis Mastodi, Semen Astragali Complanati, Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae, etc.

3. For deficieny of heart-qi with dysphoria, palpitation and insomnia, it is used with herbs for replenishing Qi, nourishing the heart to calm the mind, such as Radix Ginseng, Radix Ophiopogonis, Poria, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 6-15g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Lotus Seed (lian zi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Lotus Seed (lian zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.  


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