Latin Name

Nelumbium speciosum

English Name

Sacred lotus

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Seeds,Flowers and Root
(बीज, पुष्प, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It has astringent and cooling character hence used in the treatment of bloody diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding piles, haematemesis, haemoptysis etc. It is commonly used in pregnancy for stable intrauterine growth; it has nourishing effect on uterus. Its seeds are effective in reducing high fever, burning sensation and feeling of excessive thirst. It is also used in insomnia and anxiety disorders. External application is used to improve skin complexion and reduce burning sensation.

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