Lotus - Health Benefits

Lotus
The lotus plant is an aquatic perennial plant. Botanically referred as Nymphaea Lotus, Nymphaea Nouchali is a member of the water lily family. It symbolizes beauty and sensuality. Despite lotus being a religious symbol for ages representing eternity, purity and divinity, this plant is known to provide various medicinal and health benefits. 

Most parts of the lotus plant are edible. This includes the leaves, flowers, seeds and roots, all of which have been eaten in several parts of Southeast Asia for hundreds of years. Different cultures throughout the world cook and prepare Lotus plant in many different ways. The lotus plant is used in stir-fry dishes, steamed buns, desserts and various other preparations. People are now becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of different parts of the lotus plant. 

Benefits of the Lotus Plant

  1. The Lotus root are rich in Vitamin C, Potassium and Dietary fiber.
  2. Lotus flowers contain linoleic acid, protein, phosphorus, iron and vitamins B and C.
  3. The flower of the lotus plant has cooling, soothing and calming properties. It is often used to relieve stress and provide relaxation. 
  4. Lotus flower are highly used in facial to improve the texture and condition of the skin.
  5. The lotus has been studied to lower the risk of developing various cardiovascular diseases including stroke and heart attacks. 
  6. Drinking lotus tea can help treat premature ejaculation. It is also believed to be helpful in curing syphilis and for soothing hyperacidity, acid reflux and burning sensations in the stomach. It also helps treat gastric ulcers. 
  7. Lotus seeds can help build lean muscles and strengthen the body. 
  8. Lotus roots juice can help clear the throat and the lungs as well as treat colds, coughs and other respiratory ailments.
  9. Oil extracted from the lotus flower might be effective in preventing gray hair and stimulating the body's production of melanin.
  10. The plant is effectively used to increase memory and create a feeling of euphoria and ecstasy, without the use of narcotics.
  11. White lotus is used internally in treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and jaundice.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all this information. I had used this flower various time but only for decoration or in some holy places as an offering to god, but never thought of this flower in such a way. Nature has solution to all the human needs but we simply don't preserve and use it in a sustainable manner.
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