The lotus flower, its leaf, root and seed are used to prepare different medicinal medicines in ayurveda. In particular it is known as an entogenic drug, a psychoactive substance. It is believed that the coolness of this lotus flower can give peace to your mind. At the same time, it also affects your consciousness and helps in controlling it. These two main compounds are responsible for these psychoactive and medicinal effects of this flower. First apomorphine and second nuciferin. At the same time, your blood pressure is also controlled by drinking tea made from lotus flower. So let’s know the health benefits of lotus flower and how to use it.
Health benefits of lotus flowers
Today most of the people prefer more natural solutions for their health than other traditional medicines. And for this reason herbs like lotus flower extract are gaining great popularity. At the same time, it also has benefits for the body. As if
1. Reduces stress
Using lotus flower can help in controlling your stress. Actually, by using lotus flowers regularly, it can control the temperature and blood pressure in your body. Also it can calm your mind. This increases the feel-good hormones, which promote sleep and help you sleep comfortably. Lotus plant extracts also help manage common ailments such as stress and anxiety. It also acts as an herbal supplement for people suffering from depression.
2. Chronic pain relief
Are you suffering from chronic pains? Consider adding the blue lotus herb to your daily herbal regimen. Actually, it contains a good amount of antioxidants, which is a pain reliever. For this reason blue lotus medicine has been used to help manage the symptoms of various ailments. In ancient times, it has been used to reduce pain associated with serious diseases such as arthritis and cancer. Besides tea and powder, blue lotus is also found in tincture form. Add it to your morning coffee or tea to help manage pain and feel better.
3. Reduces anxiety
Lotus extracts help promote a healthy circulatory system, which means the body’s blood circulation gets better. At the same time, it strengthens the nervous system and it becomes beneficial for those people who have lotus for anxiety. At the same time, it also helps in improving sharp mind and memory. Thus lotuses help in speeding up the process of making memories.
Make herbal tea from lotus flower
You can get all these benefits by drinking herbal tea made from lotus flower early in the morning. To make it
- Take a lotus flower.
- Then put water and cardamom in a pot and offer it.
- Now add light sugar and tea leaves to it.
- Put some petals of lotus flower in it.
- Let everyone flounder together. Now add milk and turn it off after the bus boom.
- Now bark this tea and serve.
Let us know that starting your morning with this tea will boost your energy. At the same time, this tea is also beneficial for those people who want to increase their immunity. So drink this lotus flower tea daily for a sharper mind and good memory.
4. As a blood enhancer
Lotus cucumber increases efficiency and energy levels by stimulating the circulation of blood by increasing oxygen to our organs. The iron and copper present in it helps in increasing the production of red blood cells and increasing the flow of blood along with filling the deficiency of blood.
5. Controlling cholesterol
The potassium present in it has the ability to widen the blood vessels. It has the ability to lower cholesterol. The pyridoxine present in its root controls the level of homocysteine in the blood which can directly lead to heart attack.
6. Make the brain healthy
Potassium maintains the balance of fluids in our body. This is by reducing the effects of sodium in the bloodstream. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces its narrowing and stiffness. Potassium is also an essential component of nerve activity and maintains fluid and blood flow to the brain.
7. For the respiratory system
Lotus root is beneficial for the respiratory system. It helps in cleansing and providing strength to the respiratory system. Its tea is consumed to get relief from cough as it melts the mucus.
8. Control blood pressure
The potassium found in it maintains the balance of fluids in our body. It reduces the effects of sodium in the bloodstream. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces its narrowing and stiffness. Potassium is also an essential component of nerve activity and maintains fluid and blood flow to the brain.
9. For pregnant women
The benefits of lotus cucumber prove to be useful for pregnant women as well. The nutrients present in it are very beneficial for the development of the baby in the womb. Therefore pregnant women can use it.
10. In digestion
Lotus cucumber has abundance of fiber which is great for bowel movement. It reduces the symptoms of constipation and optimizes nutrient absorption through digestion and secretion of gastric juices.
11. Improves immune system
Vitamin c present in lotus cucumber is an important component of collagen which maintains the integrity and strength of blood vessels organs and skin and boosts the immune system. Apart from this, vitamin c can also destroy free radicals in the body.
12. Weight loss
Nutrients and fiber are found in high amounts in it and calories are very less. By consuming it, essential nutrients are obtained and our stomach feels full for a long time, due to which we avoid overeating and we lose weight. This reduces weight.
13. In the treatment of diabetes
The high amount of fiber found in it reduces the digestion of carbohydrates in the body. Thus the process of sugar absorption in the body is slowed down. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties present in lotus cucumber help in fighting diabetes.
14. For the eyes
Vitamin a present in it is important for improving the health of skin, hair, and eyes. Antioxidants are found in it. It helps prevent macular degeneration and other conditions.
15. Useful for the skin
Rich in antioxidants, lotus root acts as a skin conditioner. Its use keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized and the skin becomes soft and glowing. It helps to remove fine lines, brown spots and wrinkles of the skin.
Disadvantages of lotus cucumber
- Eating it raw can spread parasitic or bacterial infection.
- If anyone is allergic to it, do not consume it.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.