(Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (Nymphaeaceae), Nelumbium Nelumbo Druce)
We are wholesale suppliers and exporters of :-
, Lotus Seeds
, Lotus Leaves
Perennial aquatic herb. Root-stock stout, cylindrical, embedded in the mud.
Leaves peltate, radiately nerved, margins wavy, petiole long, aculeate,
inserted in the middle of the leaf. Flowers large, solitary, handsome and
fragrant, rosy or white, carpels numerous, ovoid, fleshy, sunk separately in
cavities of receptacle, maturing into nut-like achenes, skin hard and
blackish-brown when ripe.
The leaves contain alkaloids, nuciferine, romerine, nor-nuciferine and the
flabonoid, quercetin. The plumules yield proteins, sugars and vitamins. The
receptacles contain quercetin.
Seeds: cardiac tonic, seminal tonic, astringent, sedative, refrigerant,
strengthens kidneys, clears phlegm, clears inflammation of eyes.
The ripe seeds produce a wholesome effect in cases of neurasthenia,
supermatorrhea and metrorrhoea. The leaves and the seed cores in decoction
are effective for insomnia, haemorrhage and haematemesis. The plumules, the
filaments or the receptacles in the form of a decoction are used in treating
bloody stools, haematuria, uterine haemorrhage and haematemesis.
Ricebran Rich in vitamin E, expressed from the husk of rice. It is
very similar to wheat germ oil but not as "heavy," because it has
a smaller molecule that is able to more easily penetrate the skin. Rice Bran
Oil is an excellent source of the essential fatty acids and antioxidant
nutrients that promote overall good health and stimulates the body and
Rice bran oil flows on smoothly and is moderately penetrating without being
greasy or sticky. It is good for massage or lotions and is one of the most
gentle oils which makes it perfect for eye creams, baby products and light
facial and body moisturizers for all skin types. Rice bran oil is a perfect
moisturizing base for under cosmetics. This oil is wonderfully used in
liquid soaps and liquid cosmetics. It is well used in creams to soften and
moisturize hands. Cautions - Rice bran has a shelf life of 3-6 months.
Since Rice Bran Oil contains three different kinds of natural antioxidants
-- namely Tocopherol, Tocotrienol, and Oryzanol -- some of the major
antioxidant companies have recently switched their basic oil to rice bran
oil. This movement shows that the industry leaders recognize rice bran oil's
oxidative stability. Rice bran oil is particularly high in fatty acids and
rich in unsaponifiables. It has some anti-oxidizing properties as well as
some sunscreen properties. Use Rice bran oil in formulations where softening
and moisturizing properties are needed. It is good for mature, delicate or
sensitive skin. Rice bran oil is especially good for face and hair
formulations or baby formulations.
For a long time, there has been a tradition in Japan that women rub rice
bran in or put rice bran oil on their face to keep their skin smooth. These
women, having smooth and shiny skin, are called "Nuka-Bijin" ("Bran
Beauty" in English). It is a tradition and people don't know the real
reason why rice bran or rice bran oil is effective in keeping skin smooth
but it is thought that it relates to the functions of minor components of
the Rice Bran Oil. The oryzanol, for example, can impede the progress of
melanin pigmentation by restraining the eryhema activity of tyrosinase as it
intercepts the ultraviolet rays at the skin's surface and hinders its
(ultraviolet rays) transmission, and because of this, rice bran oil is used
in sunscreen products and hair conditioners. Also, rice bran oil is used in
lipsticks and finger nail polish since it holds the stick well and has a
smooth spreadability. Rice bran oil is being used as an ingredient in
cosmetics, and this market in the U.S. is growing remarkably.