Lotus flower, leaves, seeds medicinal properties, anti aging, curing fits, blood from teeth, reducing cholesterol in body, healing fatty liver, diabetes, stress, fever due to severe passion or desires, muscle cramps, pathogenic heat, insomnia.
Lotus plant is one of the most important herb used in east and south east traditional medicine and cuisine for centuries. Lotus flower has title of India’s national flower and is symbol of purity in hindu and buddhist traditions.
It is known as padma, nalina, ambuja in sanskrit and kamal in hindi. Also treated as a symbol for the creation of universe in hindu tradition. Lotus flowers represent rebirth in the afterlife in Egypt and in India their petals represent the elements of the earth.
An individual lotus can live 1000 years and has rare ability to revive into activity after stasis. The lotus flower is bowl-shaped perennial with around 100 species.
Most of us are familiar with the white single flower lotus with around two dozen petals.
A double flowered lotus can have over 100 petals and also pink and red varieties. The potential properties of lotus using as medicine came in recent studies of science.
It’s softness and cooling properties helps in getting radiant body.
Lotus eliminates the problems of over heat, thirsty, poison, and all blood impurities and regulates the phlegm in the body.
Lotus for fever due to severe passion or desires
The person suffering from fever with thirsty, overheat, and headache shall be lay down on fresh lotus leaves and cover the body with the fresh leaves. Using the paste made of lotus flowers as ointment, on chest and head, reduces fever gradually.
Usually these symptoms occur when a person has burning desire inside but is not able to fulfill it.
Lotus curing for Fits
Take equal quantities of white lotus, white gigantic swallow wort flowers and root. Crush them together and mix ghee. Heat the mix and preserve it. Using this as nasal drops helps in recovery of persons suffering from fits.
Lotus for treating Blood from Teeth
Take lotus plant roots, branches and crush with the milk then heat it. Drinking this mix with sugar reduces the problem of bleeding blood from the teeth.
Lotus for reducing Cholesterol in body and healing fatty liver
Consuming tea of lotus flowers and leaves helps in reducing cholesterol in body. This blocks the absorption of fats. It also heals fatty liver problem.
Lotus Leaves for Diabetes
Lotus leaves helps in reducing blood sugar levels.
The tea made of lotus flowers helps in relaxing, soothing and sedative also brings peaceful feeling.
Lotus Seeds usage in Ayurveda
Lotus seeds can be consumed cooked or even raw. China uses more of lotus seeds than India in cooking.
The enzymes, which exist in Lotus seeds are supposed to inhibit aging. L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase is the enzyme that assists the repairing and maintaining of the damaged proteins within the body. Lotus seed in powdered form is now being added to various cosmetics to gain an advantage over the process of aging.
Sun dried lotus seeds usually have purple color outer shell and are pale yellow to white color inside.
These can be used similar to corn and made into popcorn in pressure cooker of microwave oven. Flavor can be added.
They have high content of healthy protein, which helps in daily metabolism and reduce muscle cramps.
Lotus seeds are supposed to have calming effects and are antispasmodic, which makes nerves relax better and get better sleep. It also helps the dilatation process of the blood vessels and helps you feel rejuvenated. This is due to presence of isoquinoline alkaloids in them.
Lotus seed helps in the cooling process of the heart and thereby reduces the pathogenic heat generated.
Lotus seeds are low on GI, so they will slowly release the energy levels in your body, keeping you feeling energetic throughout the day. This will also reduce stress.
Lotus seeds have high levels of Magnesium, which is the greatest channel blocker, improving the blood, oxygen and the flow of other nutrients. Low levels of magnesium can leave your body more prone to heart attacks.
Astringent like properties in Lotus seed helps combating kidney related issues.
Popcorn made from lotus seeds can also reduce insomnia.
Lotus seeds are high in Fiber, Potassium and Thiamine, which helps keeps digestive system in order, reduce muscle cramps, and relaxes nerves.
They can also be taken in powder form from 250mg upto 3gm daily.
Caution : Lotus seed can cause flatulence, bloating and constipation.
So, consumption should be in limited quantities.