Lotus

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :

 Nelumbium Speciousum

MEDICINAL VALUE :

 Controls burning sensation, improves skin complexion, treats urine related problems, leaves are used to treat sunstrokes, diarrhoea etc

NUTRIENT VALUE :

 Rich in calcium, iron and fibre

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :

 Used to garnish dishes. Lotus roots are used in pickles, stamens are dried to make herbal tea, used as an ingredient in salads, prawn dishes etc.

GLOSSARY :

  • English : Lotus
  • Tamil : Thamarai
  • Malayalam : Thamara / Kamalam
  • Telugu : Damara
  • Kannada : Kamala / Tavare
  • Hindi : Kanwal
  • Bengali : Padma
  • Gujarati : Kamal
  • Konkani : Salikan
  • Marathi : Kamal
  • Oriya : Padma
  • Punjabi : Kanwal
  • Tulu : Taamare / Alli

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