Ethno-medicinal and pharmacological activities of lotus rhizome
Tabasum Fatima, Farheena Iftikhar and Syed Zameer Hussain
Nelumbo nucifera is grown in many parts of the globe including India for its medicinal and nutritional value crediting to its rhizome, seed, flower and leaf extracts. Lotus plant extensively grows in lakes of Kashmir and its stem mainly finds importance in many famous Kashmiri cuisines which makes it worthy of cultural, social and economic importance in Kashmir. In addition, its fruits and seeds are also consumed, but to a lesser extent. Several bioactive compounds have been consequential from these plant parts belonging to different chemical groups, including alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, triterpenoid, and vitamins etc., which all have their own therapeutic impact. The current review highlights the importance of Nelumbo nucifera in traditional medicines and its pharmacological activities and its potential as important nutraceutical source.
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Tabasum Fatima, Farheena Iftikhar, Syed Zameer Hussain. Ethno-medicinal and pharmacological activities of lotus rhizome. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):238-241.