धवलंपद्मं- Nelumbo nucifera

 

 

Name - कमलं

Botanical name - Nelumbo nucifera

Description - Aquatic free floating rhizomatous herb. Leaves peltate, orbicular. Flowers white or pink, solitary, large. Achenes. ovoid.

Chemical Constituents- Plant contains anonaine, pro nuciferine, nuciferine, N-nornuciferine, O-nornuciferine, liriodenine, d- methylcoelourine, remerine and dl-armeparitie. Leaves, carpels and rhizome contain alkaloids. Leaves contain alkaloids nuciferine, roemerine, nonnuciferine. Petioles, pedicels, seed, embryo contain nelumbine. Flowers contain lupeol, alpha-amyrin, lysine, beta- sitosterol, n-triacontanol, amino acids. Seeds contain oxoushinsunine and N-norarmeparine

Use - All parts of plant are medicinal. Roots And rhizomes used in piles, dysentery and skin diseases. Flowers are refrigerant and useful in diseases of the liver., All parts of the plant are medicinal. Roots and rhizomes used in piles, dysentery and skin disease. Flowers are refrigerant and useful in diseases of the liver.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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