f. var. (3) f. hydroalcoholic seed extract increases glucose consumption in 3T3-L1 adipocytes through activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma and insulin sensitization, Evaluation of Bioactivities of Nymphaea nouchali (Burm. (7) The genus name is from the Greek Î½Ï Î¼ÏÎ±Î¯Î±, nymphaia and the Latin nymphaea, which mean "water lily" and were inspired by the nymphs of Greek and Latin mythology.. Results showed significant reduction of blood glucose, lipids except HDL-C, serum enzymes, significant increase in HDL. Lauas is long-lived aquatic maidens, the nymphs. It is native to North Africa, temperate Asia, Europe and tropical Asia (Jammu and Kashmir). Scientific name: Nymphaea alba. Epub 2010 Jun 30. Phenolic content correlated with antioxidant activity. globular, with longitudinally numerous, striated seeds. The leaves grow from the rhizome on long petioles(stalk that attaches the leaf blade to the stem). Blue water lily â symbolize âflower of loveâ The blue lotus has been a symbol of sexuality and gender in Egyptian culture. (4) In Nymphaea, the petals are much larger than the sepals, whereas in Nuphar, the petals are much smaller. The scientific name for the European white water lily is nymphaea Alba to which genus does this plant belong? Victoria amazonicahas very large leaves up to 10 feet (3 m) in diameter, that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk up to 26 feet (8 m) long. It is closely related to Nuphar lotuses, however. for gonorrhea. - Flowers stalks considered an excellent source of iron and a fair source of calcium. Plant reproduce by root tubers and seeds. The temporal separation of these female and male phases is physically reinforced by flower opening and closing, so the first flower opening displays female pistil and then closes at the end of the female phase, and reopens with male stamens. (22) Lilies To which genus does this plant belong? Study showed high levels of non-enzymatic antioxidants like phenols, flavonoids, tannins, etc., as well as antioxidant potential in the methanol extracts of dry flowers. Leaves are long-stalked Information and caring tips. ANTIMICROBIAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF NYMPHAEA NAUCHALI LEAF EXTRACTS / K.Ammani et al, IJRRPAS, 2(2).142-151. (6) On a pond in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, lily pads blanket the surface of the water as a white and yellow water lily flourishes. - Study of leaves for phenolic content yielded 6.53 ± 0.26 mg/g GAE for the ethanol extract and 5.55 ± 0.06 mg/g GAE for the chloroform extract. Look for the White water-lily in still and slow-moving water, such as ponds, ditches, lakes and canals. (5) against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic damage in albino rats / Bhandarkar MR, Khan A / J Ethnopharmacol. (27) Their multi-petaled flowers measure up to 12 inches across and come in white, pink Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research;Oct-Dec2015, Vol. High levels of enzymatic antioxidants were found in the fresh flower aqueous extracts. It is not related to the legume genus Lotus or the East Asian and South Asian lotuses of genus Nelumbo. tuberosa (Paine) Wiersma & Hellquist â American white waterlily P Species Nymphaea rudgeana G. Mey. (27) / DOI: 10.3923/rjpharm.2012.62.70 When the lily is still white in colour and needs to be pollinated it gives off a butterscotch and pineapple scent that attracts the beetles that pollinate the flower; another way the flower attracts beetles is its power to heat up the core of thâ¦ - - In Bangladesh, the roots used by the traditional healers of the Tripura, Marma and Murong tribes to treat dysuria, urinary tract infections and leucorrhea. a). In antinociceptive activity evaluation with acetic acid induced pain model in mice, there was significant and dose dependent reduction in acetic acid induced abdominal constrictions in mice. Nymphaea capensis, cape blue water lily Nymphaea lotus, the Egyptian white water lily Nymphaea nouchali, the star lotus Palmette Sacred Weeds, a Channel 4 TV series examining the effects of various psychoactive plants The ancient Egyptians revered the Nile water lilies, which were known as lotuses. (6) Study evaluated a flower extract for hepatoprotective activity against carbon tetrachloride induced liver necrosis. (3) , N. nouchali is the national flower of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Rhizomes, flowers, The spider lily is a Florida native with attractive foliage and fragrant white blooms. The Nymphaeaceae â Water-lily family Genus Nymphaea L. â waterlily Species Nymphaea odorata Aiton â American white waterlily f. / Mithila Saha , Anuj Kumer Das , Zakia Sultana , Sanjida Haque and Mohammed Rahmatullah * / Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2015, 7(6):107-111 f. / Mabel Parimala and Francis Gricilda Shoba / BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ISCMR) 2014; 14:361 / https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-14-361 6 Issue 4, p183 Verdc. The genus has roughly about 40 species found in - The tender leaves and flower peduncles of the red and blue-water lily (23) f) flower, EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF NYMPHAEA NOUCHALI BURM. Pretreatment showed a significant (p<0.001) recovery effect equal to that of standard drug silymarin. These cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit: Water lilies have several edible parts. Anisuzzaman, Jhani Roy, Anjuman Ara Begum* / Int. • Intestinal Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity / Toxicological Evaluation: Petioles are long, slender and ACUTE AND CHRONIC TOXICITY STUDIES OF PETROLEUM ETHER EXTRACT OF NYMPHAEA NOUCHALI IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS / Anitha K**, Ranjith K, Vakula K, Thirupathi G, B Balaji / Intern. PMID: 19272781 Still it is beneficial to know the common name of all garden plants. Nymphaea /nÉªmËfiËÉ/ is a genus of hardy and tender aquatic plants in the family Nymphaeaceae. Remains of both flowers have been found in the burial tomb of Ramesses II. The ethyl acetate extract of leaf were active against all investigated bacteria. (26)  Plants of the genus are known commonly as water lilies, or waterlilies in the United Kingdom. This species, fragrant water lily ( Nymphaea odorata ), occurs from Puerto Rico to Alaska and from California to Quebec (Kartesz 1999). EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF MAJOR Of the phenolic compounds quantified, catechin was the highest (3.06%), followed by gallic acid (0.27%) and quercetin (0.04%). (see constituents above) (25) Nymphaea stellata Willd. While she was nursing her baby (Hercules), some of the milk from her breast fell to earth. - Roots and rhizomes often eaten raw. utilized f) - the National Flower of Bangladesh, antimicrobial activity and HPTLC analysis of hydroalcoholic seed extract of, https://doi.org/10.1080/13880200802182554, Phytochemical Screening of Isolated Compounds from, Presence of postprandial antidysmetabolic and antioxidative stress properties in aqueous methanol extract of seeds and tuber of aquatic food plant Nymphaea nouchali (Burm.f. Study showed potent rat intestinal alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity for maltose hydrolysis. HINDI: Neel kamal, Kumudinee, Kokka, Kanval. Antihepatotoxic effect of Nymphaea stellata willd. - Cultivated. (13) It was a symbol of the fertility gods and goddesses as well as a symbol of the upper Nile as the giver of life.. (16) Victoria amazonica is in the Plantaekingdom. are also valued as food. Study of N. stellata flower extract exhibited blood sugar lowering effect as well as an antihyperlipidemic effect on alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Explore the scientific names of relatively well-known plants and animals. A Roman belief existed that drinking a liquid of crushed Nymphaea in vinegar for 10 consecutive days turned a boy into a eunuch. Chloroform extract showed significant glucose lowering effect. The flower itself is white and only blooms at night. heart-shaped, and densely hairy beneath. Manel. (11) - The genus name is • Cholinergic : Fruits are The beautiful plant can be seen on the surfaces of water like the ponds in the Everglades. Study of alcoholic extract of N. stellata flowers showed hepatoprotective activity against CCl4-induced hepatic damage possibly through cell membrane stabilization, hepatic cell regeneration and antioxidative enzyme activation. (see constituents above) (17) - , Water lilies are also used as ritual narcotics. PMID: 18301841 Intestinal alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity and toxicological evaluation of Nymphaea stellata flowers extract / Huang Y N, Zhao Y L, Gao X L et al / J Ethnopharmacol. • Analgesic . • Lectin / Antibacterial / Antiproliferative: A lectin (termed NNTL) was purified from the extracts of Nymphaea nouchali tuber. Additional • Anthelmintic: Study evaluated extracts from the thalamus of Nymphaea nouchali for anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma. herb, with rootstock rooting in the mud. (24) There was good antioxidant potential exhibited in DPPD, ONOO and total ROS scavenging methods. • Antimicrobial / Seed: Study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of five different concentrations of crude extract of seeds against few common human pathogenic microorganisms. A comprehensive review on Nymphaea stellata: A traditionally used bitter / M K Mohan Maruga Raja, Neeraj Kumar Sethiya, S H Mishra / Journ of Advanced Pharma Technology & Research, 2010, Vol 1, No 3, Pp 311-319. Genotoxicity assessment showed the extract did not cause genotoxic in Ames test. flowers / Bioorg Med Chem. The seeds, high in starch, protein, and oil, may be popped, parched, or ground into flour. (18) Scientific names are used to universally identify and name an organism. This topic "was the subject of a lecture by William Emboden given at Nash Hall of the Harvard Botanical Museum on the morning of April 6, 1979". are some of the world's most beautiful and recognizable plants. Petals are linear-oblong to lanceolate. Results suggest potential as chemopreventive agent on the modulation of oxidative stress-induced apoptosis and suppressed cancer cell invasion. Parts Nymphaea - In Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicines, used for diabetes, liver disorders, urinary problems, menorrhagia, blenorrhagia; also used as tonic and aphrodisiac. Flavonoid content yielded 4.58 ± 0.19 mg/g quercetin equivalent for the chloroform extract and 5.99 ± 0.33 mg/g quercetin equivalent for the ethanol extract. An ivory panel from the 9th-8th centuries BC shows the god Horus seated on a lotus blossom, flanked by two cherubs. Large, showy yellow flowers produced throughout summer. borne on long peduncles. - Flowers used as astringent and cardiotonic. • Antihyperglycemic / Antihypolipidemic: Flower extract showed activity against P. aeruginosa, B. cereus, S. aureus. While it had not effect on normoglycemic rats, it showed significant (p<0.001) reduction in blood glucose level in alloxan-induced hyperglycemic animals by improving OGTT. Uses The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution. Itâs mainly a symbol of Virgin Maryâs purity. In Nymphaea, the petals are much larger than the sepals, whereas in Nuphar, the petals are much smaller. Nutrition Many stamens are at the center. Doses of 800 and 1,000 µg/ml demonstrated pro-oxidant activity relating to the cell apoptosis. Nymphaea nouchali Burm. Many Egyptian ancient paintings had pictures associated with naked women holding a blue water lily bud or flower, A hint of the womanâs ability to be able to give birth and consequently fertility and â¦ It is not related to the legume genus Lotus or the East Asian and South Asian lotuses of genus Nelumbo. Sources and Suggested Readings The first night they are open and become pink the second night. The underside of the leaf is coppery red. (accepted name) / Chinese names / Catalogue of Life, China (22) For example, the aquatic plant whose common name in Florida is maidencane has the scientific name Panicum hemitomon or . Phytochemical analysis of a methanolic extract of stems yielded flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, and tannins. • Antihepatotoxic / Hepatoprotective / Carbon Tetrachloride Toxicity: glucose, metaarabic acid, starch, fat; and ash. Flowers are fragrant, white or red, about 8 centimeters in diameter, contain an abundant amount of tannic acid, an alkaloid resembling nupharin, The genus contains between 80 and 100 species, native to the temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere. 2010 Sep 15;131(2):306-12. There are many variants and hundred of hybrids. synonymy as plants are placed in different species or species sometimes The white lily is a flower familiar to most, both because of its beauty and because of the rich symbolic meaning various cultures have given to it. misapplied. The scientific name for the European white water lily is nymphaea Alba to which genus does this plant belong? Evaluation of Bioactivities of Nymphaea nouchali (Burm. EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF NYMPHAEA NOUCHALI BURM. Water lilies are not only decorative, but also provide useful shade which helps reduce the growth of algae in ponds and lakes. Nymphaea alba, also known as the European white water lily, white water rose or white nenuphar, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae. caerulea (Sav.) Folkloric Epub 2009 Feb 20. The unsaponified petroleum ether fraction of methanol extract sowed significant changes in all studied parameters. Purification and characterization of a Ca(2+)-dependent novel lectin from Nymphaea nouchali tuber with antiproliferative activities. - The seeds, long stalks of flowers and rhizomes are edible; eaten boiled or roasted. Oceania 1: 97â108, "Floral biology and ovule and seed ontogeny of Nymphaea thermarum, a water lily at the brink of extinction with potential as a model system for basal angiosperms", "Water Lilies: Claude Monet (French, 1840â1926)", "Bangladesh Constitution. • Antioxidant: About the Peace Lily Houseplant The Peace Lily Plant or Spathiphyllum first came to Europe in 1824 when it was found by Gustav Wallis in the Colombian jungle.Wallis is remembered for his discovery in the Peace Lily's Latin name of S. Wallis. Some taxa occur as introduced species where they are not native, and some are weeds. - The leaves contain myricitin, saccharose and phytosterin. Study suggests N. nouchali seed extract promotes adipocyte differentiation and glucose consumption by inducing PPAR? 2004 Mar; 91(1): pp 61-4. f. var. against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic damage in albino rats, Antihyperglycaemic and antihyperlipidaemic effects of Nymphaea stellata in alloxan-induced diabetic rats, Partial regeneration of beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans by Nymphayol a sterol isolated from Nymphaea stellata (Willd.) On acute toxicity study, it was found safe at doses of 2000 mg/kbw orally as per OECD guidelines. Also, used for indigestion, heart diseases, stomachaches, cancer, and as anti-hemorrhagic. Study of alcohol extract of defatted fruits of N. stellata produced mild sedation and ataxia, potentiated hexobarbitone-induced hypnosis in mice. â Rudge's waterlily P Species Nymphaea tetragona Georgi â pygmy waterlily P The flowers are up to 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter, and white in color. (13) Greek-derived, mythology dedicating the water lily to the semi-divine Many species are cultivated as ornamental plants, and many cultivars have been bred. • Membrane Stabilizing Activity / Antimicrobial / Petals: Study evaluated different extractives of N. nouchali petals for membrane stabilizing, antioxidant, cytotoxic, and antimicrobial activities. nouchali is the national flower of Sri Lanka where it is called Nil Water lily, (family Nymphaeaceae), any of 58 species in 6 genera of freshwater plants native to the temperate and tropical parts of the world. Floating round leaves of waterlily grow up to 12 inches across. (7) (20) f) - the National Flower of Bangladesh / Md Al amin sikder, Hasnin Rahnan Jisha, Mohammad A Rashid et al (15) In addition, it showed antiproliferative activity against EAC (Ehrlich ascites carcinoma) cells. Traditional Use of Medicinal Plants in Bangladesh to Treat Urinary Tract Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Shahadat Hossan, Abu Hanif et al / www.ethnobotanyjournal.org/vol8/i1547-3465-08-061.pdf Antioxidant, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Nymphaea Nouchali Flowers / Ishrat Jahan, M. Abdullah A. Mamun, M. Atowar Hossen, J.A.M. POLYPHENOLS BY RPHPLC IN NYMPHAEA NOUCHALI BRUM FLOWERS / V. Nagavani and T Raghava Rao / International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN- 0975-1491 Vol 2, Suppl 4, 2010 Nymphaea The anti-inflammatory activity was comparable to hydrocortisone. Constituents , Water lilies were a major food source for Indigenous Australians, with the flowers and stems eaten raw while the roots and seedpods were cooked either on an open fire or in a ground oven , McConnel, U. H. 1930. âThe Wik-Munkan Tribe of Cape York Peninsulaâ. - Also occurs in tropical Asia to Malaya. Phytochemical Screening of Isolated Compounds from Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f. White water-lily. Most species of water lilies have rounded, variously notched, waxy-coated leaves on long (8) Avoid lower than 55 F/12 C in the winter. J. Pharm. The Peace lily plant (scientific name: Spathiphyllum Wallisii ). It is closely related to Nuphar lotuses, however.  The fruit is berry-like and borne on a curving or coiling peduncle. The colour of the lily changes however when it is pollinated to a pinky purple. There was also significant dose-dependent inhibition of carrageenan-induced paw edema. Some water lily species prefer southerly warmth and are found in temperate and semi-tropical zones, some prefer the cold and are found only in northern Canada and Alaska.
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