Also Known As:
Lotus Seed, Lian Zi. Nelumbo nucifera. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
What is lotus seed?
Lotus seeds come from the lotus plant, which is found throughout the Middle East and Asia.The typical lotus seed is small, round and white or off-white in appearance. In China, lotus plants are grown in the Hunan, Fujiang, Fiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. The seeds are usually collected in August and September, and are dried in the sun (after having the skins of the seed removed).
Properties: SWEET, ASTRINGENT - NEUTRAL????
How much lotus seed should I take?
The typical dose of lotus seed is 6-15 grams of crushed or powdered seed, boiled in water for use as a decoction.