Lotus Node (Oujie)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis|
|Botanical Name:||Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.|
|Common Name:||Lotus node|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxing Lun|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The lotus rhizomes are dug in autumn or winter. The nodes of the rhizomes are removed, cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, astringent and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver, lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To promote healing and stop bleeding|
|Indications and Combinations:||Hemorrhages, especially cough with blood and vomiting with blood.
*Use with Bletilla tuber (Baiji), Biota tops (Cebaiye) and Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen).