Thamarai poo 200gm


Thamarai Poo


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 members 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 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.

Benefits of Lotus Flower:

  • For burning sensation of body Lotus flower can be ground as a paste and applied over the externally. The rhizome paste along with milk can be given internally for increased body heat and burning sensation.
  • For toxic snake bites the Lotus flower can be ground well and given along with water internally at regular intervals.
  • The juice of the flower can be administered for diarrhoea. It is good for Heart too.
  • The decoction of the flower is good for fever due to pitham. It also acts as a Cardiac tonic.
  • The manapagu prepared from Lotus flower can be given for Cough, Bleeding piles, Bloody diarrhoea etc.