Nymphaea lotus Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Nymphaea lotus Linn. is aslo known as Nymphaea lotus var. pubescens H. & T., Nymphaea nouchali Burm. f., Nymphaea pubescence Blume., belongs to Nymphaeaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Aisbeed, Samrus-Alnabeel.
The English Names for this herb are Lotus, Water Lily.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Chotakanwal, Kanwal Gattah, Kol-Doda, Nilofar, Paen.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Nymphaea lotus Linn. are Anti-bilious, Astringent, Cardiac Tonic, Cooling, Demulcent, Diuretic, Nutrient, Refrigerant, Sedative.


  • Anti-bilious
  • Astringent

  • Root:
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Nutritive

  • Flower:
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Refrigerant

  • Filaments:
  • Astringent
  • Cooling

  • Indications

    The Indications of Root of Nymphaea lotus Linn. are Piles, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea.

    The Indications of Flower of Nymphaea lotus Linn. are Vomiting, Apoplexy, Haemorrhages, Burning Sensation, Inflammatory Ailments of Brain, Cough, Giddiness.

    The Indication of Filaments of Nymphaea lotus Linn. is Bleeding Piles.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Nymphaea lotus Linn..


    The Temperament of Nymphaea lotus Linn. is 2nd order, cold and moist.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    AFTIMOONIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    BUKHARINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    DIAQOOZAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ITRIFAL ZAMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MA UL-HAYATHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SAFIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT DINARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT-E-EJAZHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT-E-NILOFARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Nymphaea lotus Linn. is used in the preparation of Hab Zehar Mohra, Halwai-Supari Pak, Kushta aqiq, Safuf Maghaz Kanwal Gattah compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 7.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Nymphaea lotus Linn.. It is a perennial, grows to 45 cm in height, and prefers clear, warm, still and slightly acidic waters. Leaves mostly floating; leaf blade venation primarily palmate, base cordate to sagittate, margin entire to dentate, sometimes slightly peltate.
    Nymphaea lotus Linn.'s Flower. The color of the flower is white and sometimes tinged with pink. Flowers floating or emersed, perianth spreading. Sepals 4, greenish, not petaloid, inserted at base of ovary, sometimes persistent. Petals 8 to many, large and showy, inserted on surface of ovary, often grading into stamens. Stamens shorter than sepals and petals, inserted on lateral surface of ovary; filament linear to ovate or obovate; anther connective appendaged or unappendaged. Carpels partially or completely united. Style absent or modified into abaxially projecting carpellary appendages. Stigma sessile, radiate on cup-shaped stigmatic disc rimmed by carpellary appendages.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Guinea-Bissau, India, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka.
    Odor: The odor of Nymphaea lotus Linn. is Specific
    Taste: Tasteless


    No information regarding Nymphaea lotus Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Nymphaea lotus Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Nymphaea lotus Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may cause harm to brain faculties and urinary bladder.Prolong use may cause obstructions.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Nymphaea lotus Linn.. (work in progress)