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Nelumbo nucifera

Indian lotus

Seroja

Nymphaeaceae

 

Nelumbo nucifera, Indian lotus, Lotus merah , Seroja

 

Nelumbo nucifera, Indian lotus, Lotus merah , Seroja

The sacred lotus has leaves that emerge 6 ft (1.8 m) or more aNelumbo nucifera, Indian lotus, Lotus merah , Serojabove the water. The plant spreads to 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. Large, fragrant, pink, 10 in (25 cm) wide flowers are borne above large, shield-shaped, pale green leaves.
This vigorous plant from Asia and northern Australia grows well in large ponds; Buddha is often depicted in the center of such a lotus.
Cultivation: These plants require an open, sunny position in 24 in (60 cm) of water.
Plant them in large pots in heavy loam and submerge.
Propagate from seed or by Nelumbo nucifera, Indian lotus, Lotus merah , Serojadivision.

 
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Lotus ,also called sacred Lotus and/or Indian Lotus, originating in Asia, Persia, India to China and in north eastern areas of Australia, is a perennial aquatic crop that is grown and consumed throughout Asia. The young leaves and flower stalks, seeds and rhizomes are all edible. The flower is used in religious ceremonies and the flower receptacles (pods) are used for ornamental purposes. Oriental medicine also has a marvellous range of uses for lotus and no part of the plant is neglected .
All parts of the lotus are used in medicine. The leaves are known for various properties including comparable refrigerant, astringent and diuretic actions. This led to various diverse applications such as using the leaves for diarrhoea, high fever, haemorrhoids, strangury and leprosy. The seeds would stop vomiting or soothe irritation of the digestive tract. Ripe lotus seeds also provide a spleen tonic and are used for their astringent action in the treatment of chronic diarrhoea, seminal emission and leucorrhoea, as well as having a sedative action, making them useful for insomnia and heart palpitations. The lotus plumule (or embryo) removed from the ripe seed and sun-dried, is primarily used for nervous disorders, insomnia, high fevers with restlessness and hypertension. The flower pods (flower receptacles) contain proteins, carbohydrates and a small amount of alkaloid Nelumbine, used to stop bleeding and eliminate stagnated blood. The stamens assist consolidation of kidney function and are particularly useful in the treatment of male sexual disorders and female leucorrhea.
If it needs to be propagated by seed, the best and most simple method is to make a small hole on the seed skin. Be careful not to damage the flesh of the seed and soak in water at 25íC, with 12 hours light. Change the water daily until seed germinates (5-8 days). Transplanting occurs 6-8 weeks later when the seedlings have 2-3 leaves and a few roots. Lotus prefers to be grown in organically abundant media.
Lotus rhizomes are used for stir-frying, soups, salads, pickles and deep-frying. Lotus seeds are used in candy, cookies and/or preserved in syrup.
 
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