Lotus seed is a kind of food with the functions of nourishing the heart, calming the nerves, tonifying the spleen and relieving diarrhea. People can not only eat lotus seed frequently at ordinary times, but also use it as medicine to effectively treat various diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Therefore, this paper analyzes the efficacy and function of lotus seed.
The lotus seed is the mature seed kernel of the lotus, a perennial aquatic herb of the water lily family. From August to September, the mature Lotus House is harvested, the fruit is taken out, the skin is removed, and the sun dried for standby.
According to the medical forest compilation, "lotus seeds are the most beneficial for people to chew and remove the carpels. They can relieve boredom, relieve thirst, astringent essence, mix blood, stop dreaming, regulate cold and heat. Cooking only cures spleen deficiency, long dysentery and thick intestines and stomach. The function of heart to heart and kidney is reduced. If you take the skin, there is no astringency. Its function is only to replenish the spleen.". According to the interpretation of medicine of Liriodendron chinense, "lotus seed is sweet and smooth, which is very beneficial to the spleen and stomach, but it is astringent. It is the most suitable place to slide and discharge, and it has a good effect in relieving spermatorrhea and loose stools.".
According to traditional Chinese medicine, lotus seeds are sweet, astringent, smooth, infused into the spleen, kidney and heart meridian, with many functions and effects, such as nourishing the spleen and relieving diarrhea, astringent essence, nourishing the heart and tranquilizing the mind, long diarrhea due to deficiency of the spleen, long diarrhea, enuresis, gliding essence, taking off, metrorrhagia, insomnia and palpitation caused by heart and kidney failure. According to the compendium of Materia Medica, they are characterized by "heart and kidney, thick intestine and stomach, strengthening the essence and Qi, strengthening the muscles and bones, and tonifying the deficiency damage..." ... Stop the spleen deficiency and diarrhea for a long time, red and white turbid, women with all kinds of blood in the collapse.
The nutritional analysis showed that the carbohydrate and protein of lotus seed accounted for 62% and 16.6% respectively. In addition, lotus seed also contained rich minerals and vitamins, which was a good tonic for the old and the young. Pharmacological studies show that lotus seed contains not only vitamins and microelements, but also bases of lotus leaf, hypericin and other substances, which are effective in the treatment of neurasthenia, chronic gastritis, dyspepsia, hypertension and so on. It was found that lotus seed could increase the activity of T lymphocyte in thymic cortex of rats, and lotus seed polysaccharide could improve the immunosuppressive effect of cyclophosphamide on mice, as well as the activity of some enzymes.
Lotus heart is the green germ of lotus, a perennial aquatic herb in the water lily family. According to traditional Chinese medicine, lotus heart is bitter and cold in nature, entering the heart and kidney meridian, which can clear the heart and remove troubles, stop bleeding and reduce blood pressure, remove dampness and astringent essence, and it is suitable for heat disease, such as dizziness, touching words, upset, enuresis, hematemesis, hypertension, etc.
This article introduces several edible methods of lotus seeds
20 g lotus rice porridge, 100 g rice or glutinous rice. Wash out the lotus rice powder and rice, put them in the pot together, add some water, boil them in the fire, turn the fire to make porridge, twice a day, for breakfast and dinner. It has the effect of nourishing the heart and kidney, nourishing the spleen and astringent intestines. It is suitable for weak body, chronic diarrhea, night polyuria, etc.
Lotus heart tea lotus seed heart, tea each right amount. Put them into a cup, add some boiling water, soak them for a while and drink one dose every day. It has the effect of clearing away heat, relieving summer heat, removing irritation and removing dampness. It is suitable for hypertension, autumn dryness, summer heat and so on.
Pig intestines, lotus rice soup, pig large intestine 1 section, lotus rice, Chinese wolfberry 30 grams each, 2 eggs. Soak the lotus rice, mix well with the wolfberry and egg, put it into the cleaned pig intestines, tie tightly, add 1 liter of water, stew until the pig intestines are cooked, slice the pig intestines and take 1 dose daily. It has the effect of Warming Yang and stopping the band. It is suitable for women with leucorrhea caused by deficiency of kidney yang.
Lotus rice and tremella soup, 15 grams of lotus rice and tremella, 30 grams of rock sugar. Soak the tremella in water. Add some water. Stew the lotus rice until it's cooked. Add in the crystal sugar. Stew and boil. Take 1 dose every day. It has the effect of nourishing yin and moistening lung. It is suitable for dry coughing, less phlegm, blood in sputum, chest pain, etc. Can tremella and lotus seed soup stay overnight
Three yuan soup lotus rice, red dates, longan meat and so on. Soak the lotus rice, remove the core from the jujube, stew with the cinnamon round meat and water, add sugar, boil for three or five minutes, warm the soup in the morning, eat the dregs in the evening, one dose a day. It has the function of benefiting qi and nourishing blood. It is suitable for postpartum blood deficiency, post disease weakness, etc.
According to the above, lotus seeds are widely used in life. For patients with hypertension, they often eat lotus seeds, which can also play a role in lowering blood pressure. When people choose to eat lotus seeds, there are many ways to eat lotus seeds, and the specific way to eat lotus seeds can be understood from the content of this article.