walnut lotus

Perennial aquatic herbaceous plant with pink flowers.

It occurs in the Far East in the lakes of the Khan-Kai Plain, along the Ussuri and Zeya rivers.

Medicinal raw materials are rhizomes, petioles and young seedlings.

Rhizomes contain asparagine, petioles and young seedlings – the heart poison nelumbin.

Fruits (seeds), leaves and flowers are widely used in Tibetan and folk medicine in many countries of Southeast Asia as a heart, hemostatic and general tonic. Powders and decoctions of lotus fruits are also recommended for diseases of the spleen. Seeds are considered the most expensive delicacy.

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