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Lotus -Nymphaea stellata

   Lotus -Nymphaea stellata

Nymphaea stellata Willd.
Family Nymphaeaceae.


Habitat A native to Southeast
Asia; found in ponds and ditches throughout India.

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English Indian Blue Water-lily.
Ayurvedic Nilotpala (blue or
voilet-flowered var.).
Siddha/Tamil Neelothpalam

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Action Flowers and rhizomes—astringent,
demulcent, mild sedative, spasmolytic, antiseptic, antimicrobial.
Used in the form of an infusion internally for chronic diarrhoea,
as a douche for leucorrhoea and vaginitis, as a gargle for sore throat. Also given internally in prostatis.


Seeds—used in diabetes, also in
cutaneous diseases.

Filaments—
astringent and cooling; prescribed
for bleeding piles and menorrhagia.

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Plant—toxic on the nervous system.
The flowers contain flavonoids including
quercetin, kaempferol, apigenin.
Cardiac glucoside, nymphalin,

Dosage Dried flowers—4–5 g
; seed—2–3 g. powder



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