Pharmaceutical Latin: Stamen Nelumbinis
Common English: Lotus Stamen
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stabilizes the Kidneys, astringes Jing and clears Heart Heat

Wet dreams spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation enuresis and vaginal discharge due to Deficient Kidneys

Heart Yin Deficiency

Stops bleeding

Epistaxis, hematemesis and profuse uterine bleeding
  • Contraindicated for those with abdominal distention.
  • Contraindicated for those with constipation.
  • Contraindicated for those with difficult urination.
  • Contraindicated for those with Dryness.
  • Contraindicated for those with anger due to Liver Yang Rising.

Sm. Nelumbinis
Lian Zi

Sm. Astragali Complanati
Sha Yuan Zi
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
(Fossilia Ossis Mastodi)
(Long Gu)
(Sm. Euryales)
(Qian Shi)

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi
Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi

Seminal emission.

Loss of sperm and tinnitus.

Vaginal discharge form Kidney Deficiency.

Charred Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie Tan

Hb. Agrimoniae
Xian He Cao
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua

Various bleeding disorders.

Incessant hematemesis.

Irregular uterine bleeding when one needs to stop the bleeding and invigorate the Blood.

  1. This herb is a stronger astringent than Sm. Nelumbinis Lian Zi, but is weaker as a tonic.
  2. It is appropriate for thin semen due to excessive sexual activity.
  3. It cools the Heart, astringes Jing, blackens the hair, stops hematemesis and remedies leakage and drainage.
  4. Lian Xu, Sm. Nelumbinis Lian Zi, Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu and Concha Ostreae Mu Li are all astringent in nature. Lian Xu is more astringent than Lian Zi. It is appropriate for exhausted Jing due to repeated sexual activity. Long Gu is Cold-binding which astringes the Yin, settles the ethereal soul and quiets the corporeal soul. Mu Li is salty, astringent and cold and also transforms hardness and resolves Heat.