The scared Lotus is not only pleasing to eyes. The plant contains various natural compounds that give it numerous healing powers to both body and the mind. The leaves, stem, seeds, roots and flowers of the Lotus have been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Tremendous health benefits Reduces kidney inflammation Aids diabetes management Foster the healing process.
Potential benefits of plant against wide range of disease and infections:-
Lotus flowers, floral parts or their extracts have been used in many diseases like consolidation of kidney function, in body heat imbalance.
Flowers, with their parts or extracts, have shown to possess antimicrobial activities, vasodilating effects, anti-hypertensive abilities and free radical scavenging capacity.
In experimental study Nelumbo nucifera extract (NLE) exerted anti-diabetic and renal protective properties due to its high content of total flavonoids (including Q3GA). From the aforementioned evidence, we conclude that NLE treatment is a promising option in ameliorating diabetes and its complications, specifically Diabetes Nephropathy.
The rhizome has been used as a tonic and to treat bleeding disorders (i.e, nasal bleeding, hemoptysis, hematuria, bleeding of the uterus).
In Chinese herbal formulations, it is used to treat tissue inflammation, haemorrhoids, dysentery, and dyspepsia have been treated with powdered formulations of the rhizome.
Kamal kari (Lotus stem)
Ingredients for Lotus Stem (Kamal kakri) Processed
Kamal kakri - 2-3 ,Tomato - 3-4 , Green chilli - 2-3, Ginger – 1tsf, Oil - 2-3 tsf, Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsf, Hing- 1 pinch, Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsf, Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsf, Red chilli powder - 1/6 tsf, Salt - 3/4 tsf, Garam masala - 1/6 tsf (optional) ,Coriander leaves - 2 table spoon (chopped)
Method - How to make Kamal Kakdi Processed
Wash the kamal kakri thoroughly under the running water. Once the water dries from the stems and peel it. Cut the stems into small pieces. Put the stem pieces into the cooker with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 tea spoon of salt to boil for upto 1 whistle. Now boil it for 2 more minutes after the pressure on a low flame and turn off the gas. Open the cooker and strain the water from the kamal kakri pieces. Wash the tomatoes and cut them into big pieces. Break the stems of the green chilli, peel the ginger and cut it into small pieces. Put all these ingredients in a mixer and make a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and put cumin seeds, heeng into it. Let it splutter. Once the cumin seeds turn brown in colour add turmeric powder and coriander powder to it. Now put the tomato paste into the pan along with red chilli powder and mix well with the masala. Roast the masala until the oil starts to float at the top of the masala. Now add salt and garam masala into the masala and mix well. Put the boiled lotus stems into the masala, stir with the spoon to mix well and cook it for 3-4 minutes. Lotus Stem cuisine is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. However, potatoes can also be added as per taste.
Neeri KFT contains Nelumbo nucifera (Kamal) and many more potential nephroprotective herbs.