Lotus seeds have been used as an herb for premature ejaculation for hundreds of years in Asian cultures already. In China they are called Lian Zi (蓮子).
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) lotus seeds are used for many different purposes, but mainly to strengthen the digestive system, strengthen the reproductive system and to strengthen the heart. Particularly for treating premature ejaculation and spermatorrhea.
How To Consume Lotus Seeds?
There are different ways you can go about it. If you live in a country where you can buy fresh lotus seeds, you can eat them just like that, fresh. In many southeast Asian countries it’s quite a common ingredient.
You can also eat them roasted or dried, and just kind of sprinkle them over any food that you would like to eat them with (like cereals).
However, as a treatment for premature ejaculation the most practical way is to consume them powdered or crushed, and boiled in water as a decoction. 6-15 grams of powder should be added to boiling water and then drink it per day.
Lotus seeds also contain a lot of thiamine, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Manganese is an essential trace nutrient for the human body. Phosphoric acid is used in homeopathy to treat PE.
Apart of that, lotus seeds are also powerful antioxidants and have antiviral functions, plus they can be used to lower hypertension (which is sometimes related to PE).
Now there are a couple of situations where it is not advisable to consume lotus seeds or lotus seed concoctions.
If you are constipated or have a bloated abdomen. I am not aware of the effects of eating lotus seeds when pregnant or breastfeeding, so I would stir away from that.