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Shi Lian Zi

Shi Lian Zi
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Name

Shi Lian Zi (Black Lotus Seed)

  1. 石蓮子
  2. Black Lotus Seed
  3. 石莲子

The Effect of Shi Lian Zi

Property

Sweet, astringent, slightly bitter, cold; spleen, stomach, heart and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Clear damp-heat, clear away the heart-fire, stimulate the appetite, induce tranquilization, secure essence and check diarrhea.

Indications

Dysentery with vomiting, poor appetite, spermatorrhea, restlessness, insomnia, morbid leucorrhea, turbid urine.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~12 g. Use the raw product when clearing damp-heat and use with Lian Zi Xin for the effect of clearing away the heart-fire and inducing tranquilization.

Cations

It is contraindicated for protracted dysentery with deficiency-cold.