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Note: 20:1 means it takes 20kg of plant material to produce 1kg of extract.

One of the key components of Lotus Leaf extract is Nuciferine. Nuciferine can significantly reduce serum cholesterol levels of glycerol and glycerol, it plays a role in regulating blood lipid health. Nuciferine may help in losing weight, lowering blood pressure, and as a dietary supplement.

Flavonoids are another of the main components of lotus leaf. The health benefits of flavonolds are well-known and are displayed as a remarkable range of biochemical and pharmacological properties.

The lovely lotus, which lives in the water but pokes its head above the surface, and whose beautiful flowers open in the morning as the Sun rises, and close at night. It has charmed eastern and middle eastern cultures for millennium. The pales green leaves, which lay flat upon the surface of the water, reach a diameter of up to 60cm They are collected in the summer and autumn, and dried and processed into the herbal extract.

Lotus Leaf Extract is effective as an astringent, cardiotonic , anti-febrile agent, hypotensive, resolvent , styptic, tonic and vasodilator.

Scientific research has revealed that lotus leaf contains alkaloids, flavonoids and tannins. The isoquinline alkaloids in the leaf have sedative and antispasmodic properties, which may aid in digestion, and the flavonoids and tannins are powerful antioxidants which protect the heart and assist in weight loss.

The ability of the extract to stimulate and tonify the liver and spleen make it a useful detox agent.

Medicinal Use

Meadowsweet has a long and distinguished history of medicinal use and is mentioned in some of the most famous literary works of the middle ages. It was one of the three herbs held to be most sacred by the Celtic druids and was used to flavour mead – hence the name.

Health benefits include: pain relief due to a rich content of salicylic acid, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, immune system support, astringent, natural insect repellent and disinfectant.

In 1897, the German drug company Bayer synthesised salicin based on meadowsweet; the new drug was named Aspirin derived from the old botanical name for meadowsweet.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Meadowsweet is used in love spells and is strewn about the home to bring peace and joy. Meadowsweet is an herb of happiness. An ingredient of love spells, its flowers are steeped in wine and herb beers. Place it in the bridal bouquet and in the chalice at handfastings.

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Important Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.