The Health Benefits of Lotus Flowers

The Health Benefits of Lotus Flowers and How It Supports Our Spiritual Awakening


The Lotus Flower has many benefits for our whole well-being. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years to support sleeping rhythms, calmness, and spiritual clarity. 


The symbol of the Lotus flower represents compassion, fertility, transformation, purity, and spiritual enlightenment. 

Water Lilies, or Lotus Flowers, grow in lakes and ponds. As the lotus lily sprouts and emerges from the muddy soil, the water above cleanses its unfurling leaves. Then, its petals open up blossoms into an exquisite untouched flower that peaks above the surface of the water. 


This graceful emergence is the symbol of purity in many cultures.

 Lotus Flowers

 

“The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places.” – Jennifer Williamson 

 

While Lotus flowers, commonly known as water lilies, are native to South America, they have been found in historical Egyptian hieroglyphics and the folklore of ancient Greece

In ancient Egypt, the Lotus flower is a symbol of the sun, creation and rebirth

 


Ancient Tomb with Lotus and Papyrus symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt.

 

“Lotus flowers, also called water lilies, open in the morning and close again at night symbolizing rebirth and regeneration. The lotus flower, water lily, was also used to symbolize the deceased upon entering the underworld and the process of rebirth, regeneration and reincarnation.”

- Land of Pyramids Egyptian Mythology

 

Where Do Lotus Flowers Come From?

 

There are many different types of lotus flowers that can be found all over the world. The most popular are White Lotus, Blue Lotus, and Pink Lotus flowers. 

  • White Lotus (Nymphaea lotus)
  • Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)
  • Pink Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

  • The White and Blue Lotus Flowers were originally found in Egypt, while the Pink lotus flower was brought to Egypt from Persia. 

     

    What Do Lotus Flowers Symbolize?

     

    The White Lotus Flower symbolizes divine feminine energy and fertility. It is a powerful symbol for purity of mind as one pursues spiritual enlightenment.

    Blue Lotus is quite rare and symbolizes the pursuit of understanding or greater knowledge. In Buddhism it represents overcoming attachments to desires and emotions that hinder our growth.

    The Pink Lotus is sacred, and represents the spirit of the Buddha and the path to divine enlightenment. A budding pink lotus symbolizes a person's awareness that is beginning to expand, while a fully open flower represents the attainment of Nirvana. 

     

    White and Pink Lotus Flowers

    White and Pink Lotus Flowers



    What Are The Health Benefits Of Lotus Flowers?

     

    In addition to established Eastern and Buddhist teachings, the lotus flower is becoming quite popular in the modern-day Western world. Today, it is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices for holistic healing purposes.

     

    In TCM the lotus flower is used for treating bleeding disorders, including bloody noses, as well as irritability and fevers.

     

    Lotus contains chemicals that decrease swelling, kill cancer cells and bacteria, reduce blood sugar, help the breakdown of fat, and protect the heart and blood vessels. Chemicals in lotus also seem to protect the skin, liver, and brain.

     

    10 Health Benefits of Lotus Flowers

    • Lower Cholesterol – Making a tea of lotus flowers and leaves is great for lowering cholesterol. It blocks the absorption of fats and thus helps lower cholesterol and trigs.
    • Stress – Lotus flower tea is relaxing, soothing, sedative, and helps with anxiety… bringing about a peaceful feeling.
    • GI Tract – Lotus flower tea helps with diarrhea, gas, and cramps… and soothes away inflammation.
    • Acid Reflux – Lotus flower tea helps with acid reflux, lowering stomach acid, and soothes away gastric ulcers.
    • Vitamin C – Lotus flowers contain Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant helping to keep away diseases such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer.
    • B – Vitamins – Lotus flowers also contain B – Vitamins which are important for fertility, vitality, and mood.
    • Iron – Lotus flowers contain iron which is important for anemia.
    • Phosphorus – Lotus flowers contain phosphorus which is important for strong bones.
    • Linoleic Acid – Lotus flowers contain linoleic acid which is important for preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, weight loss, and boosting your immune system.
    • Antioxidants – Lotus flowers contain powerful antioxidants such as nuciferine, lotusine, neferin and demethyl coclaurine which help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.

     

    As you can see, the Lotus Flower has many health benefits that invite wholeness and well-being when consumed regularly. Therefore your body will benefit from the wide range of healing aspects that the lotus flower gives us.

     

    “The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” - Buddha

     

    No matter the depths that the lotus seed has been planted, it arises from its murky environment with its petals wide open. This represents the phases in our life when we are struggling, but yet emerge as a beautiful flower. 

    With our Kejiwa Lotus Crown Ormus you can begin to unfurl your petals and blossom into the beautiful flower that you are. Our Ormus Elixir is known to help reduce insomnia, calms the nervous system, and helps to induce powerful and healing dreams. It is great to take before a meditation session to bring clarity to your visions.

    You can experience our Lotus Crown Ormus, or Lotus Bliss Trio at any moment of your day to bring clarity and stillness into your surroundings. -Blessings!

     

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    Click the links below for more information on the Lotus Flower 

    • Lotus Flower Symbolism

    https://www.uniguide.com/lotus-flower-meaning-symbolism/

    • 30 Health Benefits of the Lotus Plant

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/30-health-benefits-lotus-leaves-flowers-aravind-naidu

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