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PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF NELUMBO NUCIFERA: A REVIEW
Shailbala Singh Baghel, Seema Dubey*
Department of Chemistry, Sarojini Naidu Government Girls P.G. (Autonomous)
College, Bhopal (M.P.)
Nelumbo nucifera commonly known as Indian lotus has been used as a native medicine in India. The extracts of rhizomes, seeds, flowers and
leaves have been reported to have varied therapeutic potential. Several bioactive compounds have been consequential from these plant parts belonging to different chemical groups, including alkaloids, flavonoids,
glycosides, triterpenoid, and vitamins etc., which all have their own therapeutic impact. These days’ different parts of lotus have been
consumed as functional foods. Thus, lotus can be regarded as a potential nutraceutical source.
Keywords: Nelumbo nucifera, Bioactive, Nutraceutical.
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