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Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Nymphaeaceae), is a medical plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia are:
  • Lianzi, Semen Nehimbinis, the dried mature seeds of N. nucifera, harvested in the fall, used as a sedative and tonic.

  • Lianzixin, Plumula Nehimbinis, the dried embryos from the mature seeds, used as a sedative and hemostatic.

  • Lianfang, Receptaculum Nelumbinis, the dried receptacles collected in the fall when the fruits have ripened, used as a hemostatic.

  • Lianxu, Stamen Nelumbinis, the dry stamen collected in summer when the lotus flowers bloom, used as an adstringent.

  • Heye, Folium Nelumbinis, the dry leaves harvested in summer or fall, used as a hemostatic.

  • Oujie, Nodus Nelumbinis rhizomatis, the dry nodes of lotus rootstock collected in the fall or winter used as a hemostatic. After charring the receptacles, leaves, and rootstock nodes are also used against bleeding.

Keywords

Mature Seed Chinese Pharmacopoeia Isoquinoline Alkaloid Nelumbo Nucifera Aporphine Alkaloid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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