Thamarai Kottai 200gm


Thamarai Kottai


Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera

Common name:  Sacred Lotus

Hindi: Kamal, Pundarika, Padma

Kannada: Tavare

Malayalam: Tamara

Tamil: Tamarai, Ambal

Telugu: Tamara, Erra-tamara



It is a member of water lily family, its large pink or white petalled flowers and leaf stalks rise above the water, sometimes for a considerable distance. The large, round leaves are covered with a network of microscopic hairs, which keep them dry in a rain. When the flower petals fall, they are replaced by a flat-topped seed pod divided into compartments, resembling a wasp’s hive. The tender seeds are munched happily in the north-east India. Infact, the stem is eaten almost in all parts of India, and pickled too. A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this flower.



  • The seeds have protein, minerals (calcium, phosphorous, potassium), and carbohydrates along with other constituents.
  • The seeds of lotus can give relaxation to the mind.
  • It helps in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and diarrhea.
  • Lotus seeds are fortified with proteins and vitamins.
  • The seeds of lotus assist in the proper functioning of kidneys, intestines, spleen, stomach, and heart.
  • It also has been known to reduce the symptoms of insomnia, and restlessness.