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There are many lotus flower benefits for your health

The Lotus Flowering Plant: More Than Meets the Eye – It Also Has Health Benefits

The lotus plant, botanically known as nelumbo nucifera or nelumbo lutea and commonly known as Asian lotus and Indian lotus belong to the nelumbonaceae family. It is native to southern Asia and is India’s national flower. Lotus, a perennial, aquatic plant grows from a tuberous root-stock lying in the mud at the bottom of ponds and lakes. The plant has a special meaning to Buddhists, symbolizing enlightenment and purity due to its ability to bring forth beautiful flowers from dirty, smelly mud. Continue reading [...]
There are many lotus flower benefits for your health

The Lotus Flower: Yummy, Mythical And Beautiful

Ever read The Odyssey, Homer’s classical epic written around 10 BC? Then you are familiar with Odysseus' struggle to return home after the Trojan War. In once instance, Odysseus' ship was blown off-course to a strange land populated by people identified as lotus-eaters. The lotus-eaters gave Odysseus’ men some lotus flowers to eat and that was the beginning of a new challenge for the king as his men fell into a lotus-induced trance and no longer wanted to go back home. Continue reading [...]