Pharmaceutical Latin: Nodus Nelumbo Rhizomatis
Nodus Nelumbo Nuciferae
Common English: Lotus Rhizome Node
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding (Hemostatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Dried: 9-30g
Fresh: 30-60g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops bleeding, astringes leakage of Blood and removes Blood Stasis

Bleeding, especially due to Lung or Stomach Heat with hematemesis and hemoptysis

Chronic bleeding (with appropriate herbs)

Eliminates Heat from the Blood

Blood Heat


Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao Gen


Calyx Nelumbinis
He Di

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chuan Bei Mu

Bleeding in the upper body such as epistaxis or hemoptysis and bleeding in the lower body such as hematuria and Bloody Lin.


Lung Heat with hemoptysis.

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Fol. Eriobotryae
Pi Pa Ye

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao

Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji
Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Hua Shi
Hb. Lophatheri
Dan Zhu Ye


Hemoptysis with bright red Blood.

Hematuria and hematochezia due to Heat in the Lower Jiao.

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Feng Mi



Hematuria and hematochezia due to Deficiency.



  1. This herb is both an astringent and breaks up Blood Stagnation and therefore stops bleeding without causing Stagnation.
  2. It is usually used for Lung and Stomach Heat bleeding.
  3. This herb is not very strong and usually plays an adjunctive role.
  4. The fresh juice may be used to treat hematemesis
  5. For epistaxis, instill the fresh juice into the nostrils.
  6. Both Ou Jie and Petiolus Trachycarpi Zong Lu Pi astringe bleeding. Ou Jie is sweet and astringent and both stops bleeding and reduces Blood Stasis and when fresh, cools Blood Heat. Zong Lu Pi is bitter and astringent and is more strongly binding and restraining than Ou Jie. It is used primarily for bleeding that is not associated with Blood Stasis. It also dries Dampness and therefore is appropriate for treating vaginal discharge.
  7. Fresh Lotus Nodes Xian Ou Jie are cooling and thus best for bleeding due to Blood Heat. It is often used singly as a fresh juice to treat epistaxis and hemoptysis.
  8. Charred Lotus Nodes Ou Jie Tan are better for stopping bleeding, but less able to dispel Stasis. It is slightly warming and can be used to treat bleeding in Yang Deficiency patients.