He Geng (Lian Gang, Lotus Stem)
Chinese Herb: He Geng/Lian Geng (Lotus Stem)
He Geng (also referred to as Lian Geng) is the main stalk or stem of the Lotus plant, which is one of the most versatile plants in Chinese herbalism, with all of its various useful parts. He Geng shares some of the astringent properties of other pieces of Lotus but is also useful for regulating and unblocking the movement of qi due to dampness, especially with heat conditions.
Lotus Stem enters the Heart, Liver, and Spleen meridians; it is bitter in flavor and neutral in energy.
Heart, Liver, Spleen