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.