English name: Nelumbinis Plumula Extract
Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
Used part: Seed core
Active ingredient: Liensinine
Cas no.: 2586-96-1
Lotus core, also known as lotus heart, lotus seed core, lotus plumule, Nelumbo nucifera plumule, Nelumbinis Plumula, Nelumbinis Nuciferae, and so on. It is the green spire and radicle in the middle of the mature seeds of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, which is a plant in the family Nymphaeaceae.
It is always good medicine. The traditional Chinese medicine doctor thinks it has clear heat, solid essence, calms the nerves, a strong heart, hemostatic, acerbity-pleasing effect.
Lotus Plumule Extract Liensinine is an autophagy/mitophagy inhibitor. Liensinine, a major isoquinoline alkaloid extracted from the seed embryo of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, has a wide range of biological activities, including anti-arrhythmias, anti-hypertension, anti-pulmonary fibrosis, relaxation of vascular smooth muscle, etc.
Lotus seeds are good protein, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus sources. They are also low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine, also reports that lotus seeds are a good source of protein and are used in soups in traditional Chinese cooking. The Nutritional Wellness website also lists iron and zinc among the trace elements of the seeds.
All lotus seeds contain the anti-aging enzyme, which is said to help repair damaged proteins, according to the Kushi Institute, a macrobiotic website. Because of this, many cosmetic companies are now finding ways to include seeds in anti-aging blends. Daike Tian, in an article on the Water Gardeners International website, states that lotus seeds contain kaempferol, a natural flavonoid that prevents inflammation. Tian claims this helps repair aging gum tissue.