The sacred lotus has various benefits for health. The root, stem, stamen, flower petals and even the leaves have a whole lot of health benefits. One of the benefits of the lotus flower is that the juice of its petals can help to cure diarrhea. This is the recipe discussed below.
In addition, lotus flower also has the below health benefits:
The root of lotus can help to reduce inflammation and can soothe pain due to inflammation. It can be consumed like a salad or cooked until tender and consumed.
Lotus root also contains good amounts of fiber. It is a delicious and healthy option for those looking to lose cholesterol and to reduce weight. Due to the cholesterol reducing properties, lotus flower is often advised for those with heart diseases. Regular consumption of lotus flower petals can prevent various heart conditions and prevent the formation of blocks in the arteries (due to high cholesterol).
This fiber content also means it is a good diet option for those with diabetes. In fact, lotus root also helps to reduce blood sugar levels.
Lotus stem has been known to be a good option to reduce blood pressure through diet. The stem is not only tasty, but also healthy. Lotus stem is often used in a variety of Asian cuisines and is a delicacy in some places.
It has high amounts of phenolics, alkaloids, and saponins. As a result of this, any part of the lotus when consumed helps to build immunity. It can prevent various diseases including cancer.
In addition to being a cure for diarrhea, when consumed with a pinch of cardamom powder, lotus flower juice can also help to cure headaches.
The sacred lotus is not only beautiful on the outside, but a true healer in the inside as well. Making it a part of our daily diet can bring us and our families a lot of goodness.
- 6-8 Petals Sacred lotus flower
- 200 ml Filtered water
- Take a fresh lotus flower (Pink lotus or Sacred lotus). In India, it is easily available outside temples. Use drinking water to grind the petals.
- In a blender, take the petals. You can tear the petals into smaller pieces and then place in a blender.
- Pour water.
- Blend on high for about 1 minute.
- Strain well.
- And the lotus juice is ready. It is pretty bland with a mildly bitter taste. But works well to cure diarrhea.