Sacred Lotus Pollen
Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera) Flower
Ethically Harvested Raw Bee Pollen
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Botanically, the Sacred Lotus is known as Nelumbo nucifera, a name almost as beautiful as the flower itself. In Buddhist tradition, the Lotus flower represents the transformation obtained through spiritual purification and enlightenment.
Here, our Longmen Mountain RAW Sacred Lotus Pollen is offered for its deep nutrition, adaptogenic effects, and for containing the essence of the Sacred Lotus Flower, an important Chinese herbal medicine used for detoxification.
What You'll Find Inside
Each pouch contains 65 grams of our Longmen Mountain RAW Sacred Lotus Pollen. At 2 grams per serving, each pouch contains 32.5 serving per pouch.
At RAW Forest Foods, all of our packaging is food grade, and the outside and inside pouches of this product are resealable.
The opaque color of the outside pouch helps to block UV light and prevent degradation of the product. The artwork on this pouch was produced specifically for—and inspired by—our Longmen Mountain RAW Sacred Lotus Flower Pollen.
We package this item (as we do all our items), in a certified organic, FDA cGMP facility right here in the US.
Research into Lotus Flower
The entire Lotus Flower plant has served as an important source of food and traditional medicines for centuries within Asia and the Middle East. As a culturally important plant, a large body of contemporary research exists into it, including its use as a (functional) food and as a medicinal herb. Below, we'll highlight some of that research.
Over 243 different, natural compounds have been identified throughout the Lotus Flower (Nelumbo nucifera) plant, including the chemical groups: alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Within these are:
Research into Lotus Flower notes that "Polyphenols exhibit antioxidant activity which lead to many health benefits."
Reported Pharmacological Activity of Nelumbo nucifera
In the study Phytochemical Profile and Biological Activity of Nelumbo nucifera, researchers Keshav Raj Paudel and Nisha Panth note the following groups of pharmacological actives of the Sacred Lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera).
- Anti-Inflammatory Activity;
- Anticancer Activity;
- Antiobesity Activity;
- Antipyretic Activity;
- Antiviral Activity;
- Diabetes and Complications;
- Hepatoprotective Activity;
- Pulmonary Fibrosis;
- Restenosis and Atherosclerosis;
- Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.
Why We Love Sacred Lotus Pollen
The Sacred Lotus Flower holds a wealth of mystique, and has long been revered as a symbol of enlightenment and purity. This is due partly because of the physical nature of how the plant grows: It is rooted in the mud, growing through the water, to blossom on the surface. A metaphor for personal spiritual growth.
Within Chinese herbal medicine, parts of the plant have been used for detoxification and as an anti-inflammatory. As noted above, compounds present in the Sacred Lotus have shown anti-inflammatory properties. Interestingly, research has shown parts of the Sacred Lotus plant to exert important anti-depressant activity and anti-anxiety activity:
These data demonstrated that the alkaloids from lotus leaf exert sedative-hypnotic and anxiolytic effects via binding to GABA receptor and activates the monoaminergic system.
A further study states that:
These data suggest that liensinine and isoliensinine from Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner have antidepressant-like effects and that antidepressant-like effects of liensinine and its analogues are closely related to serotonergic mechanisms.
Interestingly, while it's noted that in some forms of traditional medicine in Asia that Lotus has been used as "a traditional medicine for various CNS disorders including stress, fever, depression, insomnia, and cognitive conditions." The same study notes that compounds present in the plant have actions upon the endocannabinoid (CB1 and CB2 receptors) and opiate [receptors delta (δ), kappa (ĸ), and mu (µ)] systems in the body.
In short, we love Longmen Mountain Sacred Lotus Pollen as part of over line of RAW Pollens (dense Jing superfoods) and for the way it captures the essence—both in folk medicine and in contemporary medicine—of the Sacred Lotus plant.
Works Cited and Referenced
RAW Sacred Lotus Pollen
Serving size is 2 grams (approximately 1/2 teaspoon), taken twice daily or as directed, preferably on an empty stomach. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
In each 65 gram pouch, there are approximately 32.5 servings of RAW Sacred Lotus Pollen.
Our Longmen Mountain RAW Sacred Lotus Flower Pollen is ready to use: Simply add the desired amount to several ounces (or more) of cool water, dissolve, and enjoy.
This product is vegan/vegetarian.
Store this product, and all RAW Forest Foods products, in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Try and use in a timely manner after opening the package.
For those customers who prefer to rotate their pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified health care practitioner.
This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.*
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