Here are some of the health benefits of the highly nutritious lotus stem:

– It has pyridoxine, which helps enhance mood and relieves headaches, tension and nervousness.

– Mix equal quantities of carrot juice and lotus stem juice and drink to get rid of mucous and relieve cough, cold, bronchitis and asthma.

– Lotus stem soup or juice taken continuously for 3 days after menstruation, can increase haemoglobin levels in women.

– It is rich in dietary fibre, which relieves constipation and brings down bad cholesterol levels.

– It is loaded with Vitamin B-complex that increases vitality and lowers risk of heart attack.