Lotus Rhizome Node

Source Lotus Rhizome Node is the dried node of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Fam. Nymphaeaceae.

Producing Areas Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan and Anhui et.

Properties Sweet, Astringent, Neutra.

Channels Liver, Lung, Stomac.


  • Stops bleeding and removes blood stasis
  • Treats hematemesis
  • Arrests nasal bleeding
  • Treats hemoptysis, cough with blood
    May be used with Chinese Arborvitae Twig and Leaf (Cebaiye), Lalang Grass Rhizome (Baimaogen) etc.
  • Treats hematuria, abnormal uterine bleeding
    May be used with Field Thistle Herb (Xiaoji), Ricepaperplant Stem Pith (Tongcao), Lophatherum Herb (Danzhuye) etc.

Usage and Dosage
The crude herb is used to stop bleeding and remove blood stasis.
The carbonised can be used to stop bleeding and treat chronic bleeding related to cold-deficiency.
10-30 g is used in decoction for oral use.
30-60 g can be pounded to extract a juice for oral use.
The juice from pounded Lotus Rhizome Node may be applied to the nose. The powder may be lightly blown into the nostrils.

Keep in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Protect from mould and moths.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is dry with few rootlets. The node is dark in colour, while the internodal parts are white in colour.