This extract has a confirmed 4% Nuciferine. This is one of the 3 main active ingredients in Lotus Leaf.
These herbal extracts are ideal for adding to herbal teas, or other beverages, and can also be added to foods. The Nelumbo nucifera extract is safe to consume.
Suggested use: dissolve 600-800mg (1/4 teaspoon) into a cup of hot water or tea, or alcoholic beverage. It is not recommended to exceed 5000 mg per day.
Nuciferine is an alkaloid found within the plants Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera. Nuciferine possesses, anti-inflamatory, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hypotensive, anti-arrhythmic, and insulin secretagogue activities.
Nuciferine has an enriched pharmacological profile, with affinities for a number of serotonergic and dopaminergic receptors. Nuciferine and its derivatives might lead to a new family of atypical antipsychotic compounds. Furthermore, a recent identified mechanism of action related to its anti-inflammatory activity, suggest this molecule might also play a role in the treatment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Nuciferine was already reported to have antipsychotic properties, comparable to chlorpromazine.
Nuciferine has also earlier been isolated from the Indian lotus, the Nelumbo nucifera, a plant used in an Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for the treatment of certain mental disorders. In the Chinese pharmacopoeia, the preparation Tangzhiqing tablet also contains nuciferine.
The lovely lotus, which lives in the water but pokes its head above the surface, and whose beautiful flowers open in the morning as the Sun rises, and close at night. It has charmed eastern and middle eastern cultures for millennium. The pales green leaves, which lay flat upon the surface of the water, reach a diameter of up to 60cm They are collected in the summer and autumn, and dried and processed into the herbal extract.
Lotus Leaf Extract is effective as an astringent, cardiotonic , anti-febrile agent, hypotensive, resolvent , styptic, tonic and vasodilator.
Scientific research has revealed that lotus leaf contains alkaloids, flavonoids and tannins. The isoquinline alkaloids in the leaf have sedative and antispasmodic properties, which may aid in digestion, and the flavonoids and tannins are powerful antioxidants which protect the heart and assist in weight loss.
The ability of the extract to stimulate and tonify the liver and spleen make it a useful detox agent.