Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan - BAMS (Gold Medalist), MD (Alt. Med.) is explaining about the ayurvedic properties, health benefits and uses of Lotus herb. Its latin name is Nelumbo nuciferia. Lotus root is rich in nutrients that benefit our body in many ways. In Vedas, we see Goddess Lakshmi sitting on Lotus. In Ayurveda, there are beautiful descriptions of lotus. It is very wonderful female tonic. Lotus resembles particularly the female ovaries and uterus. It tones up the uterine functions. It is sweet, astringent & cooling in nature. It absorb any kind of the toxic fluids from the body. Female having white discharge, too much pitta in their body and when they suffers from heavy bleeding so Ayurvedic doctors recommend them remedies made up from lotus.