About Organic Yellow Lotus Dried Flowers (Nelumbo lutea)
Natural Health and Overall Wellness
Nelumbo lutea is a perennial plant that belongs to the Nelumbonaceae family. It is commonly known as yellow lotus and is adapted to grow in flood plains of rivers and delta areas. The species is hermaphrodite and is pollinated by insects. It cannot grow in shade but can grow in water. It can grow in mildly acidic neutral and mildly basic soils and best growth can be observed in the clay, loamy, and sandy soils.
Yellow Lotus is used as a food and medicinal plant. Its root is rich in starch which becomes sweet in baking. While using it as a food it is steeped in water to remove bitterness. Seeds can be dried and ground to be used for making bread. This plant has a tuberous rhizome that is used as a source of food. The seed-like fruits are shaken loose and edible. The opened leaves and young stalks can be cooked. Lotus flour is containing 72% carbohydrates, 0.7% fats, 12.2% fiber, 4.0% water, 7.8% proteins and approximately 3.3% minerals.
Lotus is a rich source of fibers, and the regular consumption of its seeds helps to improve the health of the digestive tract. It aids in weight loss by regulating appetite and controlling untimely and random cravings. Optimized consumption of lotus seeds also causes detoxification of the liver and kidney and eliminates food waste and reduces the buildup of toxic materials in the body. Therefore, it exerts overall health benefits and is good for the proper functionality of the brain, and body.
Augmenting Heart Health
Lotus seeds are a rich source of magnesium and thus improve the overall flow of nutrients, oxygen, and blood to the body. Lower magnesium levels in the body are associated with heart attack risks. The presence of folate and magnesium in the yellow lotus reduces the risks of heart attacks and coronary-related heart diseases.
The enzymes present in the lotus seeds cause inhibition of aging effects. L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase present in the lotus seeds helps for the maintenance and repairing of proteins and boosts the collagen synthesis in the body. The powder of yellow lotus is also being used in cosmetics and skincare products to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and the aging process.
Yellow lotus seeds are antispasmodic and exert calming and relaxing effects that in turn help users to sleep better. It also improves the dilatation processes of the blood vessels and immensely helps to alleviate anxiety and depression. This quality is attributed to the presence of isoquinoline alkaloids in the seeds.
Inherently yellow lotus seeds have a lower glycemic index and offer a good restriction in the sudden spiking of the blood sugar levels. Its seeds also have a good monitoring capacity for the insulin responses in the body and maintain the balanced content of glucose in the bloodstream. It is possible to consume these seeds in roasted and dried forms. Its consumption as an evening snack is ideally helpful for diabetic patients.
Promoting Sexual Wellness
The bioactive compounds found in the yellow lotus seeds help to improve sexual drive and libido both in women and men. It causes improved blood circulation specifically in the reproductive organs and delivers energy and vital nutrients to the tissues that augment fertility, and sexual health.
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