For centuries, the powerful lotus plant was used in East and Southeast Asian medicine. It is the symbol of purity in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Its usage as medicine dates back to centuries but the science as to its full potential only became known recently.
All parts of the lotus plant including the roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers are beneficial. They can be made into tincture, pills, oil and tea. Tea from the lotus plant is the most effective way to get the health benefits of this incredible plant.
Benefits of lotus leaves
Decrease fat absorption
Taurine is a property in the lotus leaf that helps your body burn fat. Studies suggest that taurine deficiency is one of the causes of obesity. Lotus leaves also contain L-Carnitine, an amino acid that breaks down fat cells.
A lotus infused tea is a natural treatment of diarrhoea. Soak the tea bag in warm water for hours and drink.
Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Lotus leaves contain both complex and fibre carbohydrates. They reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Complex carbohydrates and fibre also maintain a smooth digestive process.
Inflammation, often caused by physical injury, trauma, and chemical exposure can be treated with lotus leaves.
Stress triggers mental health issues, weakens the immune system, and speeds up the ageing process.
Lotus leaves contain pyridoxine, which calms you down, improves your mood, and makes you feel grounded.
Lotus leaves control bleeding. The roots contain anti-hemorrhagic properties such as quercetin and other flavonoids. These flavonoids improve capillary wall strength.
Regulate menstrual cycle
The lotus root and leaf extracts are used to stop excess bleeding and regulate the menstrual cycle. Some experts also believe it prevents anaemia.