Surprising Health Benefits of the Lotus Plant

 

 

 

Lotus, Nelumbo Nucifera is a sacred symbol in south Asian countries. In Buddhism Lotus has utmost importance as the meditative postures are very much associated with the position of lotus and the chants considering lotus as a metaphor for the divine. From the ancient times, in Egypt, lotus is regarded as a sacred flower linked with rebirth and creation.

 

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Apart from spiritual and cultural symbolism, this plant has several medicinal and health properties. It is endorsed with many essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as copper and iron. It has the capability to prevent anemia by increasing the blood circulation. Check out 8 most amazing health benefit of this plant.

 

Regulates Normal Blood Pressure

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Lotus root contain Potassium which helps in promoting healthy heart and regulating fluids in the body. Also helps in maintaining the sodium levels in the blood. This nutrient has a property of vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels and thus promoting healthy blood circulation. The brain cells are oxygenated by this element.

Promotes Digestion

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Root of the Lotus plant is a dietary fibre and thus helps in proper digestion. It induces smooth removal of bowels and thus minimizes the risk of constipation. It also helps in reducing weight.

 

 

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