Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus): A Review on Ethanobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology

@inproceedings{Mehta2013NelumboN,
  title={Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus): A Review on Ethanobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology},
  author={Nishkruti R Mehta and Ekta Patel and Pragnesh Patani and Biren N. Shah},
  year={2013}
}
Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn (Nymphaeaceae), a perennial aquatic plant, has been used as a medicinal herb in China and India. It has been recorded in the most famous medicinal book in China for more than 400 years. Different part of plant (leaves, seeds, flower, and rhizome) can be used in traditional system of medicine. In traditional system of medicine, the different parts of plant is reported to possess beneficial effects as in for the treatment of pharyngopathy, pectoralgia, spermatorrhoea… Expand
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This finding suggests that the extract of rhizome and seed Nelumbo nucifera stimulate defense system by modulating several immunological parameters. Expand
Hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of ethanolic extracts of edible lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) leaves
Abstract Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), an aquatic vegetable, is extensively cultivated in eastern Asia, particularly in China. An ethanolic extract of the leaves was studied for itsExpand
Antiplatelet activity of white and pink Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn flowers
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It is suggested that both varieties of Nelumbo nucifera flower extracts exert different levels of inhibitory action on platelets in vitro (secretion and platelet aggregation suppression) due to differences in phytochemical content. Expand
Phytochemical analysis and anticancer activity of Nelumbo nucifera extracts
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The lotus leaf showed outstanding water repellency (super-hydrophobicity) particularly on its upper side, which is more robust and less sensitive to mechanical damage than the underside, and anticancer activity of methanol and acetone leaf extracts showed less activity against human breast cancer cell. Expand
Antibacterial and Antioxidant potential of White and Pink Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn Flowers
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The results suggest that alkaloids, phenols and flavonoids in flowers provide considerable antioxidant activity which can be used as a lead compound for drug development in the future. Expand
Effect of Nelumbo nucifera seeds on the reproductive organs of female rats
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Oral administration of Nelumbo nucifera extract brought about a significant decline in the weight of Ovary and cholesterol level, however cholesterol level increased significantly, and the diestrous phase of the estrous cycle was found to be prolonged. Expand
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Stamens of Nelumbonucifera white variety has definite positive effect on male sexual behaviour and increased in hormone profile, which may act through central and peripheral mechanisms. Expand
Constituents from the leaves of Nelumbo nucifera stimulate lipolysis in the white adipose tissue of mice.
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