Lana Farson, M.S., L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Lotus seeds

Lotus seeds ‘Lian Zi’ strengthen the digestive system and the kidneys. The seeds are also used for strengthening certain types of heart deficiency.  White lotus seeds (peeled before drying) are better quality lotus seedsthan the red lotus seeds (unpeeled product). Soak overnight and cook with soups and warm cereals, or mix with rice.  Lotus seeds are also included in several herbal medicine formulas.


  • chronic diarrhea (spleen qi deficiency)
  • loss of appetite
  • premature ejaculation
  • uterine bleeding
  • vaginal discharge
  • palpitations
  • anxiety
  • insomnia


  1. Never knew of these Lotus seeds ‘Lian Zi’, great article.

  2. Lana Farson says:

    Thanks for your comment. At some Asian Grocery Stores, it is possible to buy a bag of prepared lotus seeds that are crunchy. They are eaten as a tasty snack, similar to potato chips, but with less oil.

  3. Roxanna Hope says:

    Why are peeled lotus seeds better for men?

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