Lian Xu (Stamen Nelumbinis)
Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
Channels: Heart, Kidneys
Key Characteristics: Tonifies and stabilizes the Spleen, Heart and Kidneys, calms the spirit, stops diarrhea, stabilizes the essence. Also used for excessive uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge. Re-connects Heart and Kidneys. More strongly astringent than lotus seeds but otherwise similar in action.
Long Yan Rou
Long Yan Rou (Arillus Longanae)
Properties: sweet, warm
Channels: Heart, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, tonifies the qi, calms the spirit. Also augments Heart and Spleen.
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