Lotus is native to Asia and flourishes in a wide range of climates from India to China. Unlike other members of water lily family, its large pink or white petalled flowers and leaf stalks rise above the water, sometimes for a considerable distance. The large, round leaves are covered with a network of microscopic hairs, which keep them dry in a rain. When the flower petals fall, they are replaced by a flat-topped seed pod divided into compartments, resembling a wasp’s hive. The tender seeds are munched happily in the north-east India. Infact, the stem is eaten almost in all parts of India, and pickled too.
Good for Fever, Burning eyes, Excessive thirst and Body heat.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Nelumbo Nucifera||Indian Lotus Flower||कमल / Kamal||താമര / Tamara|