nelumbo nucifera


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Enlarge picture
lotus

lotus

A water plant that floats on top of the water, attached by a stem to roots under the mud below. The flower looks like a shower-head with nuts inside the holes. These nuts are a great food source when ripe. Flowers, seeds, young leaves, stem and roots can be eaten raw or cooked. The root is difficult to get to because it’s buried under the mud under the water. Because it’s a water plant, there is the possibility of parasites on the plant, so cooking is often recommended.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In our current investigation, we present the chemical composition of fixed oil (NnFO) obtained from seeds of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn along with antimicrobial, antileishmanial and urease inhibitory activities compared to its various fractions (crude, N1-N4).
1924--Nekotorye rezul'taty issledovanii lotosa Nelumbo nucifera v VolzhskoKaspiiskom regione--Russk.
In Kolkata, West Bengal, India, the roots of Nelumbo nucifera are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface.
Studies on the Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Rhizomes of Nelumbo nucifera.
5% concentration of Nelumbo nucifera, neem leaves Acorus calamus oil and citrus oil, stock solution 0.
The aquatic vegetation consists of Hydrilla verticillata, Phragmites karka, Zannichellia palustris, Carex fedia, Nelumbo nucifera, Nymphaea lotus, Typha angustata, Potamogeton crispus, P.
Both Nelumbo nucifera and Nymphaea pubescens can be found growing in water bodies, which may be village ponds, marshy lands, or ditches.
Taking the case of Nelumbo nucifera aertn leaves, at first, depths of leaves were measured and leaves were cut into knobs, cleaned by ethanol, dried in the shade, and fixed on the table by using double sides adhesive tape.
Gazebo Sitting area Entertaining area Outdoor kitchen Entertaining: group size Seating area Game area Pet area Children's play area Swimming Lighting Other Private area Hot tub Seating/table Lighting Other Service area Dog(s)/pet Trash cans Clothesline Vegetable garden Lighting Other Sculpture Water feature Attract wildlife TABLE 18-3 Plants for Water Gardens COMMON NAME SPECIES TYPE American lotus Nelumbo lutea Aquatic Arrowhead Sagittaria Marginal sagittifolia Asian lotus Nelumbo nucifera Aquatic Black leaf taro Colocasia esculenta Bog plants 'Illustris' Bog bean Menyanthes Bog plants trifoliata Cattails Typha laxmannii Marginal Club rush Schoenoplectus Bog plants lacustris subsp.
lpomoea aquatica, Marsilea minuta, Nelumbo nucifera, and Ceratophyllum
In collaboration with professors at the College of Oriental Medicine at Kyunghee University, the research team examined about 100 ingredients used in traditional Korean medicine and finally succeeded in selecting five herbs--Polygonatum officinale, Nelumbo nucifera, Paeonia root, Rehmannia glutinosa, and Lily--to improve dry skin for women over 35 years of age.
In the chapter on Nelumbo nucifera, the information on inhibition of alcohol dehyrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase is identical; similarly, on page 358, one paragraph appears four times under four different headings: the agent is inactive in all cases, same study, and same reference.