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Bengali Name : Shaluk, Sundi
Chinese Name : He ye
English Name : Indian Blue Water-Lily
French Name : Nenufar Bleu
German Name : Tigerlotus
Gujarati Name : Nilopal
Hindi Name : Nilofar, Neel Kamal, Kumud
Kannada Name : Neeltare
Latin name : Nymphaea lotus Linn.
Marathi Name : Kamod
Persian Name : Niloopar
Punjabi Name : Neel Kamal
Sanskrit Name : Nilotphala, Raktotpal, Hallaka, Kumuda
Urdu Name : Nilofar
The flowers are analgesic, anaphrodisiac, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, brain tonic, demulcent, diuretic, nutrient, refrigerant and sedative. They have a generally calming and sedative effect upon the nervous system, reputedly reducing the sex drive and making them useful in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and similar disorders.
Useful in diarrhoea, bowel complaints, scrofula, inflamed tissues in various parts of the body and as a demulcent for bronchial troubles like asthma, bronchitis, cough and tuberculosis. Also used for oedema, piles, kidney troubles, catarrh of the bladder and irritations of the prostate. Also valued as a cardiac tonic in palpitation of heart.
Recommended Dosage: 3 to 6 g powder of dried flowers.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.