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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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The professor Barthlott W of botany of University of Bonn from Germany researched the lotus leaf structure with the characteristics of rejecting water and keeping clean, and revealed the principle of rejecting water and keeping clean of lotus leaf, that is Lotus-effect (Wagner P et al.
When a dispersion of these modified nanotubes is applied to glass, metal, or mica surfaces and then allowed to dry, a water-repellant coating forms that behaves in the same way as the lotus leaf when exposed to water.
So far, Lotusan has been used mostly on commercial buildings, which require no power washing with toxic cleaners to keep looking as fresh and shiny as a lotus leaf.
The Spiral Collection's new products include the Lotus Leaf series of tall, slim lamps embellished with tear drop crystals, in 35 different solid and flecked finishes and a variety of patterned or solid shades.
Julie Robbins, the inventor of the Lotus Leaf and CEO of LotusLeaf Solutions, LLC, calls herself a pregnancy sleep geek C and with good reason.
One of the best known is the so-called 'lotus effect', the properties of the lotus leaf that keeps them extremely clear of dust and dirt.
Based on a 400 year old Chinese recipe, Cho-Yung Tea is made from natural ingredients including Lotus Leaf to optimise digestion, Alisma to reduce bloating, and Cassia seeds and Poria.
LOTUS LEAF SELF-CLEANING EFFECT AND BIONIC STRUCTURE DESIGN OF AIR COOLER HEAT EXCHANGE SURFACE
Our son-in-law was in his stride and chose wonton (dumplings) with crab and then sticky rice with chicken wrapped in lotus leaf.
Topics included benefits of the lotus leaf, verification of the uses for silicones in protecting hair against thermal stresses and a dermatologist's perspective on human testing.
The wax-coated microtexture of the lotus leaf causes water to bead up into nearly perfect spheres that roll off (SN: 11/1/03, p.
Clockwise from top left: Palestinian masked militants stand on the rooftop of the Palestinian legislative council during a demonstration in Gaza city; Jack DiCarlantonio, two, of Doylestown enjoys the rainy weather during the Youth Arts event there; staff move new waxwork figures of Colin Farrell, as Alexander the Great, and Angelina Jolie, as Olympias, during a photocall to launch the 'Warriors' attraction at Madame Tussauds, London; a plane drops fire retardants during wildfires at Velaux near Marseille, France; a lone man tries to fight a forest fire in Vila Real, northern Portugal; a child keeps cool under a lotus leaf in east China's Anhui Province where temperatures have reached 39C