Lotus Seed,Semen Nelumbus and traditional remedy!
- Botanical Info and Identification of Lotus.
- Lotus Seed Qualities.
- Origin of Lotus Seed.
- What is lotus seed? What is it used for?.
- Lotus Seed Applications.
- Lots Seed suggestions.
- Lotus Seed Soup.
- Reference Materials:Lotus Seed.
- Traditional Lotus Seed Formulations.
- Lotus Seed Modern Researches.
- Research Update:Lotus Seed or Semen Nelumbinis.
Lotus Seed Modern Researches.:
Lotus seeds and intersegmental parts (lotus nodes) are rich in asparagin, fat, protein, starch and tannin. The seed is sedative. It is used in the treatment of poor digestion, enteritis, chronic diarrhoea, insomnia, palpitations etc.
The plumule and radicle are used to treat thirst in high febrile disease, hypertension, insomnia and restlessness.
Lotus root is rich in starch, tannate protein, asparagine, pyrocatechol, d-gallic-catechin, neochlorogenic acid, leucocyanidin, leucodephinidin, peroxidase, vitamins B and C.
Lotus root is tonic. The root starch is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, etc., a paste is applied to ringworm and other skin ailments. It is also taken internally in the treatment of haemorrhages, excessive menstruation and nosebleeds.
Lotus stem contains alkaloid, resin and tannate.
Lotus leaves are rich in nuciferine, nornuciferine, roemerine and quarcetin. The leaf juice is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and is decocted with liquorice (Glycyrrhiza spp) for the treatment of sunstroke.
A decoction of the lotus flowers is used in the treatment of premature ejaculation. The flowers are recommended as a cardiac tonic. A decoction of the floral receptacle is used in the treatment of abdominal cramps, bloody discharges etc.
The flower stalk is haemostatic. It is used in treating bleeding gastric ulcers, excessive menstruation, post-partum haemorrhage.
The stamens are used in treating urinary frequency, premature ejaculation, haemotysis, epistacis and uterine bleeding.
A decoction of the fruit is used in the treatment of agitation, fever, heart complaints etc.
The plant has a folk history in the treatment of cancer, modern research has isolated certain compounds from the plant that show anticancer activity.
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