Posted on Tuesday July 16, 2013

White Lotus Seeds/ White Nelumbinis semen

White Lotus Seeds/ White Nelumbinis semen

The lotus seeds are collected from August to September. After the skins of the seeds have been removed, the seeds are dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste: Sweet, astringent and neutral
Meridians: Spleen, kidney and heart
Functions: 1. To tonify the spleen and stop diarrhea; 2. To reinforce the kidneys and control the essence; 3. To nourish the blood and tranquilize the mind


+ Color : dried white and red natural
+ Size /pieces : 5-8mm
+ Moisture : 10 %max
+ Impurity : negative
+ Broken kernels : 0.5 % max
+ Mouldy : negavite , clean technology
+ Packing : 50 kg in PP bag or customers’ request

Indications & Combinations

1. Palpitations, insomnia and irritability. Lotus seed (Lianzi) is used with Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren), Arborvitae seed (Baiziren) and Poria with hostwood (Fushen).

2. Kidney deficiency manifested as seminal emissions or leukorrhagia. Lotus seed (Lianzi) is used with Dadder seed (Tusizi), Dioscorea (Shanyao) and Euryale seed (Qianshi).

3. Chronic diarrhea due to deficiency of the spleen. Lotus seed (Lianzi) is used with White atractylodes (Baizhu), Dioscorea (Shanyao) and Poria (Fuling).
Dosage: 6-15 g

Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in cases with constipation.

This herb is contraindicated in cases with constipation. The anti-depressant effect of Nelumbinis semen under chronic mild stress induced depression-like symptoms.
Nelumbinis Semen is a well-known traditional herbal medicine frequently used in treatment of depression in many Asian countries. In this study, its anti-depression effects in rats were investigated by comparing the test results of those treated with Nelumbinis Semen to those treated with other herbal anti-depressants, including Rehmanniae Radix Preparat, Corni Fructus, Lycii Fructus, Pinelliae Rhizoma and Hypericum Perforatum. These test results show that Nelumbinis Semen provides greater anti-depression effects than the other herbal extracts.

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