October 22, 2016


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What other names is Lotus known by?

Blue Lotus, He Ye, Kamal, Lian Fang, Lian Xu, Lian Zi, Lian Zi Xin, Lotier, Loto, Lotus Bleu, Lotus d'Égypte, Lotus des Indes, Lotus d'Orient, Lotus Sacré, Nelumbo caspica, Nelumbo komarovii, Nelumbo nelumbo, Nelumbo nucifera, Nelumbo speciosum, Nymphaea nelumbo, Padma, Padmoj, Sacred Lotus, Semen Nelumbinis.

What is Lotus?

Lotus is a plant. The flowers, seed, leaves, and parts of the underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine.

Lotus flowers are used to stop bleeding. Lotus seeds are used for disorders of the digestive tract, including diarrhea.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bleeding.
  • Digestion problems.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lotus for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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