【Daily Medicine】Lotus Heart


Lotus seed heart is a herbal medicine included in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, and its medicinal source is the green radicle (lotus heart) in the middle of the mature seeds of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. Take out and dry. The lotus seed has a bitter taste, but it has an excellent antihypertensive and fat-removing effect. Synonyms of barley ("Er Ya"), bitter barley ("Bencao Jing"), lotus barley ("Outline"), lotus heart ("Material Renewal"). It is the green germ of the mature seed of the water lily plant lotus. Mainly produced in Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other places. The taste is bitter, cold. Clear the heart, remove heat, stop bleeding, and astringe essence. Treat upset, thirst, hematemesis, nocturnal emission, and calm the Qi of the five internal organs.


Clear the heart and soothe the nerves, communicate with the heart and kidney, and stop bleeding by astringent essence. It is used for heat entering the pericardium, dizziness and delirium, incompatibility between the heart and kidney, insomnia, nocturnal emission, blood heat and vomiting blood. Indications are upset, thirst, hematemesis, nocturnal emission, red eyes, swelling and pain, irritability and insomnia.

1. People with moderate bloating and dry stool should not take lotus seeds. 
2. Before and after exogenous infection, malaria, jaundice, chancre, hemorrhoids, qi stagnation and bloating, drowning red constipation, lack of food transportation and transformation, and new postpartum are all avoid lotus seed heart. "Suixiju Diet Recipe"

Materials: 50 grams of mung beans, chocolate lotus seeds, 100 grams of rice, and 30 grams of honey. 

Production method:
1. Remove the mung beans and rice and wash them; wash the lotus seeds and set aside. 
2. Add an appropriate amount of water to the pot, add mung beans, rice, and lotus seeds to make porridge, and add honey when cooked. 
Efficacy: Mung bean is cold in nature and sweet in taste. It has the functions of clearing away heat and detoxifying, reducing blood pressure and improving eyesight, diuresis and swelling. It can be used to treat hypertension, summer heat, constipation, night blindness, and red urine. The lotus seed heart has the functions of promoting clearing and descending inversion, invigorating the kidney and strengthening the essence. 
Indications: hypertension, coronary heart disease, etc.