Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus)




  • There are numerous reported pharmacologic investigations of sacred lotus, including antioxidant, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, anti-infective, hyperlipidemic, and psychopharmacologic activity. However, clinical trials are lacking.
  • Dosing: Commercial manufacturers offer sacred lotus in various dosage forms, including powder, tincture, dried petals, seeds, and leaves, and combination products in capsule form. Lotus root is also available as a health beverage and food. Cosmetic formulations are also available.


  • Avoid use if hypersensitivity exists to any constituents of sacred lotus.
  • Pregnancy/Lactation:Information regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation is lacking.
  • Due to potential drug interactions, sacred lotus should be used cautiously by patients being treated for diabetes, high cholesterol, psychiatric or cardiac conditions, or erectile dysfunction.

Other Names

Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. Family: Nymphaeaceae. Indian lotus , Chinese water lily , sacred lotus , kamala , padma



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