The Lotus Leaf, also known as He Ye in Chinese, is a plant that is widely cultivated and used in traditional Chinese medicine and cooking. It is native to Asia and has a number of health benefits, including its ability to reduce swelling and inflammation, promote digestion, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Materia Medica Categories
According to the Materia Medica, the Lotus Leaf falls under the "Clear Heat" category and is used to "Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity." It is specifically used to address symptoms of Spleen-Deficiency and Lower Burner-Heat.
The primary ingredient in the Lotus Leaf mixture is, of course, the Lotus Leaf itself, which makes up 100% of the mixture.
The treatment principles for the use of the Lotus Leaf include:
- Clearing heat
- Raising yang
- Stopping bleeding
- Raising Spleen-Yang
- Clearing summerheat
The Lotus Leaf is believed to affect the Heart, Liver, and Spleen channels and is considered neutral in nature. It has a taste that is both bitter and slightly sweet.
There are no known contraindications for the use of the Lotus Leaf. However, as with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using the Lotus Leaf or any other herbal remedy.