Lotus node (Oujie)
Pharmaceutical Name: Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Botanical Name: Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
Common Name: Lotus node
Source of Earliest Record: Yaoxing Lun
Part Used: The lotus rhizomes are dug in autumn or winter. The nodes of the rhizomes are removed, cleaned and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet, astringent and neutral
Meridians: Liver, lung and stomach
To promote healing and stop bleeding.
Indications & Combinations: Hemorrhages, especially cough with blood and vomiting with blood. Lotus node (Oujie) is used with Bletilla tuber (Baiji), Biota tops (Cebaiye) and Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen).
Dosage: 10-15 g