Pharmaceutical Latin: Plumula Nelumbinis
Common English: Lotus Plumule
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Fire; Herbs that Clear Heat in the Qi Stage (Astringent Herbs)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Maximum dosage: 10g
Tincture: 0.5-2ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Heart Fire and relieves irritability

Ying Stage Heat Attacking the Pericardium with a high fever, mental confusion or delirium

Heart Fire with insomnia or irritability

Stops bleeding and astringes Jing

As a powder for hematemesis or spermatorrhea
  • Contraindicated for those with abdominal masses and constipation.
  • Contraindicated for those with no high fever.

Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Tub. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
(Hb. Phylostachys)
(Zhu Ye)

Hb. Lophatheri
Dan Zhu Ye
Medulla Junci
Deng Xin Cao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Excessive sweating and thirst, irritability, fever, loss of consciousness, and delirium caused by high fever due to Warm febrile disease.

Irritability due to Heat affecting the Heart.

Bleeding due to Heat in the Blood.

Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao
Sm. Astragali Complanati
Sha Yuan Zi
Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi






  1. This herb can be used to treat sores in the mouth due to Heart Fire.
  2. One source says that this herb nourishes dried Blood.
  3. One source says that this herb treats high blood pressure.
  4. Cinnabar Lotus Plumule Zhu Lian Zi Xin is stronger at cooling Heat and calming the Spirit and is often used to treat Deficiency Heat Disturbing the Interior with restlessness and insomnia. Since Cinnabar is toxic, this form is not recommended.