Lu Dou


Lu Dou in TCM:

Explore the properties of Lu Dou according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: lotus leaf
Pharmacuetical Name: Folium Nelumbinis
Properties: bitter, astringent, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: ST, HT

Flavors: astringent, bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, eliminates toxins, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears Summer Heat and Clears Thirst (often used as dessert in the summer time to clear heat, lower body temperature, and alleviate thirst and restlessness)
  • Relieves Toxic Heat (carbuncles, furuncles, sores, ulcers)

    Special Notes:
  • There are 8 parts of the lotus plant, each having distinct functions. The most commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine are Ou Jie, Lian Zi, He Ye, and

  • (cc: deficient cold of the SP and ST)