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Ingredient Name : Nymphaea lotus Linn.

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.