Kamal Gota (Lotus Seeds)
by Dr. Surya Bhagwati on Apr 23, 2021
Kamal (Nelumbo nucifera) is India’s national flower, also known as Indian Lotus or Fox Nuts. Kamal Gota (or Kamal gatta) are the Lotus Seeds. It’s known as Makhana in Hindi, kuṟukkan naṭṭ in Malayalam, and Phāks naṭ in Telugu.
The flower is found in ponds and lakes with its natural beauty and grace being defining features. In Ayurved, Kamal Gota can pacify the Kapha and Pitta doshas.
This post will focus on Kamal Gota (lotus seed), its use in Ayurved as well as its benefits.
What Is Kamal Gota?
The Kamal plant is known to provide a myriad of health benefits to its users. In Ayurved, its root, seeds, stalk, fruits, leaves, and flowers all have unique properties that promote these health benefits.
The active component in this plant is Rhizome extract which is shown to have psychopharmacological, diuretic, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antipyretic, and hypoglycemic properties.
6 Health Benefits Of Kamal Gota:
1) Kamal Gota Improves Digestion:
The seeds of the Lotus plant are rich in nutrients and dietary fibres, making it a digestive booster. It works by boosting the secretion of gastric juices to help improve digestion. Kamal gatta also activates intestinal motion to help smoothen bowel movements. This benefit allows Kamal Gota to be incorporated in Ayurvedic diarrhoea treatment as well as anti-diarrhoea supplements.
2) Makhana Improves Sexual Performance:
3) Kamal Gota Improves Heart Health:
Kamal Gota is one of the best ways in which you can improve your heart health. It can improve your magnesium levels, therein lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases associated with low magnesium levels.
4) Makhana Helps Maintains Blood Pressure:
Kamal Gota is said to be rich in iron and potassium, both minerals are known to help support healthy blood pressure. They also prevent excess sodium levels in the bloodstream, further regulating blood pressure.
5) Kamal Gota Promotes Stress Relief:
Kamal Gota contains isoquinoline alkaloids that are proven to help combat depression and anxiety. You can expect a calming effect because of this ingredient, whether you directly take Kamal gatta or as part of an Ayurvedic supplement.
6) Makhana Supports Better Skin And Hair Health:
Kamal Gota is packed with antioxidant properties that allows your skin to be protected from free radical damage. It also helps rejuvenate your hair from the root while combating acne.
Kamal Gota is a unique Ayurvedic ingredient that’s got several advantages when used in supplements. Dr. Vaidya’s Shilajit Gold Capsules uses a mixture of ingredients including Kamal gatta to promote wellness in men.
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