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In which months are the lotus leaves most effective for picking?

Jul 30, 2021

When do lotus leaves grow?

The leaves grow in the late spring and early summer (May-June), and the summer grows most luxuriantly with flowers blooming.

The lotus leaf is the leaf of a perennial aquatic herbaceous plant. Its chemical components mainly include lotus leaf, citric acid, malic acid, gluconic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid and other alkaline components that resist mitosis.

Lotus leaves are generally distributed in the subtropical and temperate regions of Central Asia, West Asia, North America, India, China and Japan. China has more than 3000 years of cultivation history.

When is the best time to pick lotus leaves

Generally between May and July, if it is too late, the lotus leaves will get old. After drying, not only the color is not good, but also the taste is very bitter. Too tender lotus leaves are not only wasteful in materials, but also weak in efficacy. Regional factors must also be considered. The time of picking in the south may be even earlier. For example, in the deep mountains and valleys, the temperature is a few degrees lower than outside the valley, so even if the picking is delayed, it will be fine. But in Sichuan, Hubei and other regions, most of the lotus leaves will be picked in June. After June, the lotus leaves are very old and have no value.

Efficacy and function of lotus leaf

1.Lotus leaf soaked in water to lose weight

Drinking lotus leaf water regularly can effectively lose weight, because the alkaloids in lotus leaf have the effect of lowering blood lipids, and are often used clinically for the treatment of obesity. The principle of lotus leaf weight loss is to form a layer of fat isolation film on the human intestinal wall after taking it, which can effectively prevent the absorption of fat, reduce weight fundamentally, and control rebound more effectively.

2.Lotus Leaf Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases

The lotus leaf is rich in flavonoids and has strong antioxidant properties. After ingested by the human body, it can scavenge free radicals, reduce the damaging effect of free radicals on the blood vessel wall, increase coronary blood flow, eliminate myocardial infarction, and prevent high blood pressure. Coronary heart disease and so on.

3.Lotus Leaf Lowering Blood Lipid

Clinical salt proved that lotus leaf has the effects of lowering blood lipids and cholesterol, and is effective in treating hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease. The lotus leaf contains a variety of effective lipid alkaloids, which can effectively decompose the fat in the body and excrete it strongly from the body. The lotus leaf alkali can be strong and dense on the intestinal wall of the human body, forming a layer of fat isolation membrane, preventing fat absorption and preventing fat accumulation.

4.Lotus Leaf Relieves Heat

The lotus leaf tea has the effects of clearing heart fire, calming liver fire, reducing spleen fire, lowering lung fire, and clearing away heat and nourishing the mind. The fire-dispelling function of lotus leaf makes lotus leaf tea a well-deserved good for nourishing the mind.

5.Lotus leaf diuretic laxative

Drinking lotus leaf tea regularly can moisturize the intestines and relax the bowels, which is conducive to detoxification. People with signs of constipation drink lotus leaf tea four times a day, which can smooth the bowel movement, which is more helpful for weight loss.

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