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Lotus Flower" redirects here. For the Woody Shaw album, see Lotus Flower (Woody Shaw album). For the Radiohead song, see Lotus Flower (song). Nelumbo nucifera known by numerous common names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. The Linnaean binomial Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.) and Nymphaea nelumbo, among others. Names other than Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) are obsolete synonyms and should not be used in current works.

This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. While all plant taxonomy systems unanimously agree that this species belongs in the genus Nelumbo, the systems disagree as to which family Nelumbo should be placed in, or whether the genus should belong in its own unique family and order.

The roots of lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves. The plant normally grows up to a height of about 150 cm and a horizontal spread of up to 3 meters, but some unverified reports place the height as high as over 5 meters. The leaves may be as large as 60 cm in diameter, while the showy flowers can be up to 20 cm in diameter. The flavonol miquelianin (Quercetin 3-O-glucuronide), as well as the alkaloids (+)-1(R)-coclaurine and (-)-1(S)-norcoclaurine, can be found in the leaves of N. nucifera.

The plant also contains nuciferine and aporphine. The living flower contained the following components with the percentage written behind it:Sabine 6% para Dimethoxy benzene 18% 4-Terpineol 3% alpha Terpineol 9% cis Jasmone 0.1% C15 Hydrocarbons 20.1% However the picked flower contained the following components with the percentage: sabine 12% para Dimethoxy benzene 8% 4-Terpineol 1.5% alpha Terpineol 1% cis Jasmone 0% C15 Hydrocarbons 30% This shows that alpha terpineol which possesses a very floral odor decreases drastically from 9% in the living to 1% in the picked lotus blossom. Similarly, the character-donating component, para dimethoxy benzene, decreases markedly from 18% in the living lotus to 8% after picking. The cis jasmone disappeared totally.

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It is used as an ingredient in making of skin creams, lotions, talcum powders, bathing soaps and many other products. This perfume oil can invoke your spiritual inclination and let you dive within your inner self. It helps you to concentrate your mind and achieve your meditation goal. This is widely used in the meditation center and holy places to help people in eradicating other thoughts and mediate properly. With having revitalizing fragrance, it is used in the aromatherapy techniques to remove stress and anxiety from the mind and provide immense peace and calmness.

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