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lotus

Chinese medicine
A perennial aquatic herb which is highly regarded in traditional Chinese medicine as it is a symbol of purity and spirituality; lotus seeds are haemostatic, nutritive, tonic to the nerves and regarded as an aphrodisiac; lotus seeds are used for diarrhoea, fatigue, heart failure, insomnia, menstrual disorders, pancreatitis, sexual dysfunction and STIs.

Lotus

a genus (family Fabaceae) of erect or semiprostrate leguminous plants for permanent pastures. They provide good feed, equal to alfalfa in nutritional quality, in many temperate regions, but some contain cyanogenetic glycosides, e.g. lotusin, or cause photosensitization. Includes L. australis, L. cruentus (L. australis var. parviflorus, L. coccineus), L. corniculatus, L. major; called also birdsfoot trefoils.
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5b), lotus leaf shows better hydrophobic property (Fig.
While the larger pressure in water droplet will not allow the nanoprotrusions on the lotus leaf to penetrate it so that the water merely sits on the top of protruding structures.
Their literature survey revealed that as the lotus leaf exhibits an exceptional ability to keep itself clean and dry due to the "lotus effect" at the nanolevel-which creates very high water repellence--nano-lotus leaf can be used to create a self-cleaning coating on concrete pavements.
Car windshields with this property would have self-cleaning capabilities, avoiding dirt and water much like a lotus leaf in a pond.
Barthlott and Jiang (2), (3) have revealed that the superhydrophobicity of lotus leaf surfaces is governed by both special surface structures and chemical composition.
The tea includes lotus leaf to help optimise digestion, alisma to reduce bloating, healthpromoting cassia and poria seeds and southern ginseng, which has antioxidant properties.
After the research on the surface of the animals and plants, scientists found the phenomenon of self-clean function because of forming the hydrophobicity surface is very common in nature, and one of the most typical is lotus leaf as a representative of the plant leaves (Barthlott W et al.
The technology covered by the patent indicates a new application for biomimicry, by simulating the natural water repellence in the microscopic roughness of a lotus leaf surface.
Diners can choose from the exclusive menu offering five dishes from an assortment of Steamed or Fried Prawn, Pork Foie Gras and Beef or Vegetarian Dumplings as well as Rice Rolls and Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
The highly concentrated serum combines lotus leaf extract and L-carnitine.