The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)– phytochemical and therapeutic profile

@article{Mukherjee2009TheSL,
  title={The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)– phytochemical and therapeutic profile},
  author={Pulok K. Mukherjee and Debajyoti Mukherjee and Amal K. Maji and Sujay R Rai and Michael Heinrich},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={61}
}
Objectives Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Nymphaeaceae), also known as sacred lotus, is a well known medicinal plant. This article reviews the traditional uses, phytochemistry and therapeutic reports on different parts of N. nucifera viz. the seeds, rhizomes, leaves and flowers. This review also describes various compounds isolated from different parts of this plant and the therapeutic benefits derived from those phytoconstituents. 
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