Ou Jie (Raw) (Nodus Rhizomatis Nelumbinis)
Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, but also astringent.
Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We most commonly dispense charred Ou Jie. To make charred Ou Jie we wash the lotus nodes thoroughly as they are often quite dirty, then we char which is better to stop bleeding while reducing somewhat its stasis-removing effects. In this form it is very useful for bleeding in pregnancy due to blood stasis. Usual dose 15-30g. If you would prefer the charred version please select Ou Jie (Tan) from the herbs list.