Indian Lotus

Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera

Herb Info / Uses


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Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera

Extraction method: Steam distilled.

Description: All parts of the Sacred Lotus plant are used traditionally. Lotus is a water plant growing in the mud of shallow ponds, lagoons, marshes and flooded fields. It is native to parts of the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Guinea. It can grow to a height of up to 6 m depending on the depth of water. It is found throughout India.The lotus flower is considered by both Buddhists and Hindus as Sacred. The Lord Buddha expounded on its medicinal virtues. Spiritually it is considered to help with meditation, devotion and prosperity, and opening the heart chakra.

Actions: Antibacterial, antifungal, astringent and nervine.

Common uses: In spiritual practice, perfumery, skin conditions, headaches, vomiting and nausea.

Cautions: None known.