Hindu Lotus – traditional medicine – Recipes of traditional medicine and alternative treatment
Feature. Hindu Lotus (lat. Nelumbo nucifera) amphibian, perennial plant. In Russia, the Caspian is called the Lotus orehonosny Lotus, Lotus Komarov. This beautiful flower was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. Latin name received from a combination of two words – Nelumbo, so the locals call Sri Lanka, and nucifera is the designation of the genus of water lilies. In many Eastern countries, the Lotus is a sacred flower. The white Lotus symbolizes power, he is depicted in the paintings of many Hindu gods. In China before Buddhism believed in the existence of the Western Paradise of the pond with lotuses, each Lotus represented the dead soul of man.
In Buddhism it is believed that at the birth of the Buddha from the heavens poured a rain of lovely lotuses, “where will come the foot of the Buddha, will grow enormous Lotus” symbolizing purity, perfection and eternal desire.
Description of Lotus orehonosny. In soft soil, usually under water is branched, fleshy, oblong, root with brown skin, and some straight leaves. Flowers are emergent parts of the plants are leafless stalk-the peduncle, Corolla multileaf have a mild, pleasant aroma with a diameter of 25-30 cm Lush buds bloom when the first sunlight, the Lotus flowers are yellow-pink, lilac, white-jeltovato. The leaves are green, large, with a diameter of 70 cm, standing on legs funnel-shaped, the leaf blade leaving only the rounded water. First, in the month of may on the water surface floating leaves appear, after a month standing up on legs, they began development of flower buds for 15-20 days. Growing, blooming the buds open in light and closed for the night, just two days, the third day there is a gradual subsidence of the petals. Seeds are dark, bright or nuts originate in two, three-week period, remain viable for centuries, millennia. The Lotus refers to underwater and terrestrial plants, propagated by seeds grows in tropical and moderate climate on the island of Sri Lanka, the Philippine Islands, in southern Japan, China, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Azerbaijan and in Northern Australia. On the territory of the European part of Russia in natural conditions, the Lotus grows in the far East, on the Eastern coast of the Azov sea and on the shores of the Caspian sea. Lotus orehonosny listed in the red book of Russia, the Lotus is grown artificially as a decoration of ponds and gardens, as well as in medicinal and food purposes.
Use. Use flowers, leaves, stems, roots, Lotus seeds, in cooking, in cosmetics, for medicinal purposes. Lotus has a soothing, refreshing, nutritive, antipyretic, hemostatic, diuretic, anti-toxic effect on the human body. The Lotus is used in traditional, folk, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Indian and Arab medicine.
Seeds and roots used to treat:
-diseases of the kidneys, liver, spleen;
-gastric and uterine bleeding.
The root and seeds can be consumed both raw and cooked. Leaves are added to salads, in combination with petrolatum is applied on the skin for burns.
Chemical composition. In raw seeds contain: fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins: B1 thiamin, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Pantothenic acid, B6 pyridoxine, B9 folic acid, Niacin equivalent PP, mineral salts: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese.
In the roots of Lotus orehonosny contain: fat, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins: B1 thiamin, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Pantothenic acid, B6 pyridoxine, Niacin equivalent PP, mineral salts: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese.
The decoction of Lotus orehonosny.
Tablespoon chopped roots pour into a saucepan, pour 1.5 cups of water or a teaspoon of seeds pour a glass of water.
Then cook on weak fire of 5-7 minutes. Nastaivat 1 hour, drain.
The method of application.
Ingest half a Cup, 10 minutes before meals, 3 times a day.
Ointment for burns.
Shredded Lotus leaf fry well till the black. Mix with vaseline.
The method of application.
Warm the ointment with gentle circular movements, gently apply on the affected area of the body.