About Organic White Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
Phytochemical Profile Of White Lotus
White Locus (Nelumbo nucifera) is beautiful and appealing to the eyes and contains natural phytochemical and biochemical compounds that give natural healing power to the mind and body. Its flowers, roots, seeds, stems, and leaves are being used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Other than medicinal properties this plant also has cultural and religious importance as its sepals, flowers, and fruits were worshiped by the ancient Egyptians. It is an aquatic plant and is known to be native to the Northern Australian and Asian regions. Usually, it has a long stem bearing flowers, and leaves and needs plenty of sun and space. It can grow to a height of 5.7 m and produce ovoid fruit with brownish to black pericarp.
Nutritional Profile Of White Lotus
The rhizome of the white lotus contains 1.1% ash, 9.7% carbohydrates, 0.1% fats, and 1.7% proteins. Rhizome offers a beet-like taste and is also used in various Chinese dishes. Its seeds contain 1% sodium, 0.0042% chromium, 28.5% potassium, 22.1% calcium, 9.2% magnesium, 0.0463% copper, 0.084% zinc, 0.356% manganese, and 0.199% iron. While its seeds also contain 10.5% moisture content, 70% carbohydrates, 4.9% ash, and a good portion of energy, proteins, crude fibers, and crude fats.
Constituents Of White Lotus
Rhizomes, flowers, leaves, and seeds of a white lotus contain pharmacologically active compounds and chemical constituents including minerals, polyphenols, glycosides, flavonoids, triterpenoids, steroids, and alkaloids. Moreover, its seeds are rich sources of amino acids, tannins, starch, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. While many alkaloids in the seeds are secondary metabolites so the regular use offers significant health improvement and regulating properties.
Ancient Chinese And Ayurvedic Evidence Of Using White Lotus
Ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese texts have shown the effective use of white lotus to treat heart conditions, blood circulation, intestinal cramping, ulcers, and stomachaches. Its leaves and seeds also have beneficial effects and offer calming and hypnotic relief. Its seeds have alkaloid constituents and help to relax muscles and nerves. The regular use of white lotus in the optimal amount helps to improve sleep by reducing depression, nervousness, and restlessness. Even roots of white lotus are helpful to treat various infections such as diarrhea and intestinal infections. Moreover, the use of roots has also been reported for the treatment of bleeding issues.
Possible Benefits Of Using White Lotus
Results of various studies conducted by leading researchers and scientists have shown that white lotus is helpful to protect against liver damage, reduces liver fibrosis, reduces deleterious effects of ultraviolet radiation, minimizes the antiaging of skin, inhibits the growth of different cancers, promotes skin health, improves wound healing, enhances cognition, reduces kidney inflammation and oral infections helps to treat diabetes, reduces fat conversion, discourage obesity, and significantly reduces the inflammation.
The fruits and seeds of white lotus have been used to treat menorrhagia, leucorrhea, spermatorrhea, cancer, halitosis, skin conditions, nervous disorders, cardiovascular diseases, insomnia, poor digestion, and enteritis. The use of seeds has also been reported for the maintenance of homeostatic functioning. Traditionally white lotus is used as cardiotonic, diuretic, sudorific, emollient, antifungal, and antipyretic. The traditional use of rhizomes has also been reported for the treatment of diarrhea, smallpox, cough, dysentery, pharyngoplasty, leukoderma, and pectoralgia. While in the Ayurveda system its stem has been used as an anthelmintic and diuretic for the treatment of nervous exhaustion, vomiting, skin disease, leprosy, and strangury.
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