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National Flower

Lotus (Nelumbo Nucipera Gaertn) is the National Flower of India. 

It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial.

India is rich in flora. Currently available data place India in the tenth position in the world and fourth in Asia in plant diversity. 

From about 70 per cent geographical area surveyed so far, 47,000 species of plants have been described by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI).
  • Apart from India, Lotus is also the national flower of Vietnam.

  • In Egypt the Lotus Flowers are considered to auspicious because they are regarded as the symbol of Sun God.

  • Lotus seeds are medicinal in nature and are used for the treatment of kidney, spleen, and heart ailments. They are also considered beneficial in the treatment of Leucorrhea, palpitation and insomnia.

  • Lotus seeds are also used as antidotes in mushroom poisoning.

  • The seeds, leaves and tubers of the Lotus Flower are edible.


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