Lotus leaf (Nelumbo nucifera) is commonly found in Asian regions. According to traditional Chinese medicine, lotus leaves can clear heat, stop bleeding, detoxify and reduce swelling. Modern medicine shows that lotus leaf contains a variety of alkaloids, flavones, volatile oil, tannins, and other secondary metabolites. Researchers used an ethanol solution that contains 50% ethanol, 70% ethanol, and 95% water to extract the extract from the leaves, the main compounds and ingredients including alkaloids (Nuciferinee) and flavonoids, are the most important bioactive substances in lotus leaf extracts, can be used for lipid-lowering diet, bacteriostasis, allergy, antioxidant and anti-aging, and so on. These compounds are thought to act on different organs in the body, and this is one of the reasons why it is used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
Reduces blood sugar levels
Lotus leaf is used for lowering the blood sugar in the TCM for a long time. Research has found that Lotus leaf extract can help reduce blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. The leaves, which are used to make a tea extract, have been shown to have therapeutic effects in animal models of type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia. The extract was found to reduce levels of glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol in diabetic mice. It may also help improve fasting hyperglycemia by reducing glucose toxicity and increasing insulin sensitivity. Because HbA1c is considered the best marker of long-term blood glycemic control, it may also reduce the risk of diabetic complications.
Promotes detoxification of body cells
The many benefits of Lotus leaf extract are well-known and have been used to promote detoxification of body cells for many years. It is a potent antioxidant and has protective and scavenging effects against reactive nitrogen. In addition, it is a chemo-preventer, as it inhibits the accumulation of reactive nitrogen. Lotus leaf flavonoids also help to regulate lipid metabolism. These compounds are highly potent antioxidants, they also inhibit inoleic acid oxidation and protect vascular endothelium.
Good for skin
The Lotus flower and Lotus Leaf Extract contain significant amounts of flavonoids, polyphenol, and vitamins. These compounds protect the skin from free radical damage and protect collagen and elastin. Lotus Leaf flavonoid is an effective ingredient for improving the elasticity of the skin and reducing age spots because it is rich in antioxidants and provides soothing effects. This ingredient is especially effective for the tropics and irritated skin. Some cosmetics adding lotus leaf extract can balance the natural pH level of the skin. They also help repair the skin’s surface and increase the firmness of the skin, which is another reason why they are great for improving skin elasticity.
Lotus leaf extract is also a natural ingredient that may reduce age spots and improve the overall look of the skin because its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can also help with acne. The plant is safe for use on acne-prone skin and has no known side effects.
Regulates blood circulation
Lotus Leaf Extract has been shown to regulate blood circulation. Flavonoids have strong antioxidant properties and can play a role in unclogging blood vessels to help blood circulation. Its antioxidant properties inhibit chain reaction oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, enhance antioxidant enzyme activity, and inhibit the expression of inflammatory cytokines in the body. A series of animal and cell experiments were conducted to test the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of lotus leaf extract.