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Medicinal Properties of Nelumbo nucifera: A Review

Puneet Gulati


Nelumbo nucifera is a perpetual amphibian plant having a place in the family Nelumbonaceae. Likewise it is known by different basic names, for example, Indian lotus, bean of India, holy lotus or just lotus. This plant fills in the pools of Kashmir normally and its stem is being utilized widely in numerous Kashmiri foods. This plant has been a piece of Indian social customs and is perhaps the main restorative plants. Lotus is additionally utilized for its strict exercises also; different pieces of the plant have splendid food esteems. Lotus has been utilized as a restorative spice in China and India. All the diverse plant parts such as leaves, seeds, bloom and rhizome have been utilized in customary medications for restoring a few medications since ages. N. nucifera has additionally been utilized in different sorts of medication including society medications, Chinese medication, Ayurvedic medication and oriental medications. In medication's conventional framework, the plant has been utilized for treating smallpox, hack, fever, cholera, hepatopathy, loose bowels, malignancy, tissue irritation, sleep deprivation and to conquer different apprehensive problems. The current audit tends to examine the significance of N. nucifera in customary medications, its ethnobotanical importance and remedial exercises.


Ethnobotanical, Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, medicinal, Nelumbonaceae, Ayurvedic

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