Lotus seed originated in India, and considered as vegetable in some cultures. In China and Japan they sell the leaves, seeds, roots, and stems as traditional ingredients dishes.

Lotus seeds also known as convenient snack that contains protein with calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and potassium. The antioxidants are useful to slow the aging process and help to fight inflammation. Chinese medicine use benefit of lotus seeds to treat heart problem and kidneys. This medicine also has ability to calm, address insomnia and diarrhea. In one ounce of raw lotus seeds contain a low-fat and non-cholesterol snack. They offer on healthy by its sugar-free, and improve sluggish appetites as well.

Lotus seed has sedative effect, which can greatly help for related elderly. Related to the mental, lotus seed is useful to improve brain function and memory, also prevent the senile dementia happen. Lotus tastes is bitter but has effect on cardiac, which can broaden peripheral vessel and lower blood problem.

Lotus seed benefits for our health are already proven around the world. Lotus seed become popular healthy food and has highly beneficial for health. You may use these properties as treatment if you experience with some health problem.

1. Anti-aging property

Lotus seed is contains the enzyme of anti-aging, which is L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase. This enzyme helps to repair crushed proteins. That’s why, many cosmetic products are including the seeds in anti-aging properties. The enzymes are supposed to avoid aging and assist to maintain and repair the damaged proteins.

2. Prevent inflammation

Studies said that lotus seeds containing kaempferol. This natural flavonoid has function to prevent inflammation and help to fix aging tissue.

3. Benefit to kidney

Lotus seed has astringent formula that has benefit to the kidneys, and help to return vital energy. They work to regulate the energy for body.

4. Heal diarrhea

According to Chinese medicine, the sweet taste of lotus seeds benefit to nourish the spleen and diarrhea. Lotus seed been used in Chinese medicine to reduce diarrhea problem. They also used to increase the spleen health. Some study said that lotus seeds help to strengthen the digestive and reduce diarrhea.

5. Treat insomnia

The seeds are claim have calming properties, and are useful to treat restlessness or insomnia. Traditionally, lotus seed was used to cure people with sleeping disorders. This ingredient also known to treats alleviating restlessness. The seed has the calming effects and natural sedative.

6. Reducing blood pressure

The embryo which can found inside of the lotus seed, have benefits to the heart because of its bitter and cooling properties. The bitter component that is isoquinoline alkaloids claimed has calming effects and antispasmodic, which can help dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.

7. Treat urinary problem

Sometime the seed is combined with other ingredient to cure urinary problems like prostatitis and reproductive condition. Otherwise, try to find any notice before use this remedy.

8. Heal sexual problem

A researcher revealed that the seed also used to heal sexual problem and role as an important player on the sperm formation.

9. Calming effect

Lotus seeds have antispasmodic and calming effects. It means make relax to your nerves for better sleep. It helps the process of blood vessels dilatation and helps rejuvenated. This is due to presence isoquinoline alkaloids of lotus seeds.

10. Relieve pathogenic heat

Lotus seed has proved through a study which helps in the heart cooling process and relieve the pathogenic heat.

11. Gum tissue

People who suffer with related gum tissue are recommended to take lotus seeds because of the healing properties.

12. Reduce heart diseases

Lotus seed has abundant magnesium inside it. Magnesium known improve the blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients. Magnesium with low levels can cause your body prone to heart condition. The nutrition like folate and magnesium reduce the risks of coronary heart.

13. Weight loss

Since Lotus seed is known in low of glycemic index, it provide you a feeling with being full and may leads to loosen your weight.

14. Healing skin conditions

The lotus seed property will moisture and hydrates the skin, also help to improve skin elasticity and remove skin complexion. This ingredient also has benefit to erase lines, fading wrinkles and spots.

15. Reduce flaky skin

Most skin care product and treatment is using nelumbo nucifera as their properties. It stimulates instant skin hydration. So, if you experiencing skin flaky and dry, use this ingredient to get an envy skin.

Lotus seed recipe

The lotus seed from the plants are mostly used in numerous recipes in different cuisines. Try to make cream with Lotus seed by boiling it with crushed pineapple than add corn starch. Some food recipes that using this lotus seed include: Juice seeds, Winter Rice Pudding With Dried Fruits, Pumpkin Soup with Lotus Seeds, Moon Cake, Candied Lotus Seeds, Chinese Sweet Red Bean Soup, Lotus Seeds Soup


Lotus seed as culinary

Additionally, the leave of the lotus is used to flavor for rice in dim sum. The large seed use for decorations by dried. Lotus stem is used to salad preparation and the dried flower is used to dishes. The fresh flower is benefit to make a decoration. The lotus embryo is primarily used to medicines properties rather than foods. So, lotus plant is useful in every ways. As culinary, the seed is roasted for direct eating. Usually this seed made to produce cake fillings and sauces or cooked inside soups. Otherwise, lotus seed used to make Paste in various pastries and desserts. Lotus seed is cooked with syrup to create crystallized seeds.

Lotus seed dosage

Taking any lotus seeds may vary in dosage and it depends on the health problem, age and other related factors. Even though, the common dosage of lotus seed is approximately 250 mg to 3 grams. You better to consult with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Lotus seed side effect

Lotus seed is great as food and herb also no side effects revealed and suitable for most people. Even though, you are not be able to consume this in the following circumtances:

  • People usually with stomach fullness may affect in constipation,
  • Patients who are diagnosed with weaken physique and spleen deficiency.
  • The lotus seed has anti-diarrheal component, if you experience with constipation or indigestion, you should avoid to use this.
  • For mother, you should avoid to consume these seed during pregnancy.
  • Patients with undergoing treatment like cholesterol or psychiatric conditions must avoid taking lotus seed.
  • Patients with anti-arrhythmic treatment should consume this ingredient. Consult first to the physician before take any lotus seed.
  • Diabetic patients have insulin should not take this lotus seed. It relieves the level of blood sugar.

Source: https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/grains/lotus-seed-benefits

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