Lian Xin – Lian Zi Xin – Lotus seed heart or plumule

Nature: bitter, cold

Enters: Heart, Pericardium

Actions: Drains heart fire; stops bleeding, binds Jing

• Warm-febrile disease: heat collapse into the pericardium channel causing mental confusion, delirium, mania.
• Heart fire: insomnia or irritability.
• Used as a powder for hematemesis, spermatorrhea.
• Lowers blood pressure, primarily by vasodilation.
Hsu: Dilates the coronary arteries; relaxes uterine smooth muscle.

Dose: 1.5-6g

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