English Name: Indian sinocrassula, black lotus seed
Literal Translation: “stone lotus seed”
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Sinocrassulae Indicae
Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs
Properties: Shi Lian Zi enters the Large Intestine, Urinary Bladder, and Stomach channels; it is bitter in nature and cold in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Shi Lian Zi (black lotus seed) are the seeds of the succulent-like plant Indian sinocrassula (Sinocrassulae Indicae)
Shi Lian Zi clears heat from the Large Intestine, Urinary Bladder, and Stomach and is used to treat chronic dysentery w/vomiting, chronic turbid urine, and nausea/vomiting when heat cases the Stomach qi to rebel.