A 5,000-year-old system of healing that developed in India, the lotus flower has physical healing properties and great spiritual symbolism. Lotus flower is sweet to taste (madhura rasa) and normalises kapha and pitta. It acts as body coolant. This flower is light to digest and improves the moistness and stickiness of tissues. Its use as face pack improves skin glow and enhances colour. Texts of Ayurveda praise the immense effectiveness of lotus in diseases like skin rashes, burning sensation of skin, boils and herpes.