Lotus - Health Benefits



Description

LotusAquatic plants that grow upright. Rhizome thick, scaly, growing creeper. Leaves and flowers come out directly from the rhizome attached to the mud at the bottom of the pool. Leaf blade width and round, supported by a long stalk and round in diameter from 0.5 to 1 cm, 75-150 cm in length. Leaves poking above the surface of water, towering up like a shield. Waxy leaf surface; whitish green color, flat edge, the center slightly hollowed, the bones scattered leaves from the center toward the edges of the leaves, 30-50 cm diameter. The flowers are fragrant, grows rising above the water surface with a long round and sturdy stems, 75-200 cm long flower stalks. Flowers 15-25 cm diameter, stamens many yellow anthers, petals wide, there is an ankle and there is a double with pink, white and yellow. Flowers bloom all day from morning till evening.


Taxonomy

  • Genus : Nelumbo
  • Family : Nymphaeaceae 

Nutrition

  • Flowers:  

Quercetin, luteolin, isoquercitrin, kaempferol.  
  • Stamen:  

Quercetin, luteolin, isoquercitrin, galuteolin, also contained alkaloids.  
  • Buffer flowers (reseptacle): 

Protein, fat, carbohydrates, carotene, nicotinic acid, vitamin B1, B2, C and contains little nelumbine.
  • Seeds:  

Rich in starch, also contain raffinose, protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus and iron.  
  • Lotus seed coat:

Nuciferine, oxoushinsunine, N-norarmepavine.  
  • Shoots lotus seeds

Liensinine, isoliensinine, neferine, nuciferine, pronuciferine, lotusine, methylcorypalline, demethylcoclaurine, galuteolin, hyperin, rutin. 
  • Rhizome:  

Starch, protein, asparagine, vitamin C. It also contains catechol, d-gallocatechol, neochlorogenic acid, leucocyanidin, leucodelphinidin, peroxidase, etc.
  • Roots:  

Substance tannic and asparagine.  
  • Leaves:  

Roemerine, nuciferine, nornuciferine, armepavine, pronuciferine, N-nornuciferine, DN-methylcoclaurine, anonaine, liriodenine, quercetin, isoquercitrin, nelumboside, citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, gluconic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid, tannic substances ,etc.
  • Basic lotus leaf

Roemerine, nuciferine and nornuciferine
  • Petiole:  

Roemerine, nornuciferine, resins and tannic substances. Oxoushinsunine found on the skin of lotus seeds nutritious suppress the development of cancer of the nose and throat, while lotus seeds and stalks efficacious anti-hypertensive.

Curable Diseases 

  • Seed: Maintaining a heart condition, useful for kidney and strengthening the spleen
  • Shoots lotus seeds: Eliminates heat in the heart, lower the heat, stop bleeding, hold premature ejaculation.  
  • Skin lotus seeds: Stops bleeding, eliminate heat in the stomach, removing heat and moisture from the intestines.  
  • Stamen (lotus mustache): Removes heat from the heart, strengthen kidney function, restrain premature ejaculation and stop the bleeding
  • Buffer rate: disperse blood clots, stop the bleeding, resist moisture. 
  • Lotus stem (petiole, flower): Reduce the heat and facilitate urination.  
  • Leaf: Clean and remove the damp heat, raising the clear, stop the bleeding.  
  • Basic leaves: Reduce heat and remove moisture, normal menstruation, pregnancy strengthens.  
  • Rhizome: Eaten raw efficacious heat, cools blood heat and disperse blood clots. When cooked, nutritious strengthen the spleen, increase appetite, blood booster, helps muscle growth and cure diarrhea.  
  • Roots: Stop the bleeding, disperse blood clots, a sedative. 
  • Flour rhizome: Stops bleeding, increase the blood, regulate the function of the kidneys and spleen.

Reference:
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