General Information about White Lotus: The Lotus has a number of different names that it goes by, and is one of the most often found medicinal herbs in the planet. It can also be referred to as the Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or its Latin name Nelumbo nucifera. However, in order to reduce the amount of confusion with so many names, people often refer to it simply as a Lotus. The White Lotus is an aquatic plant, which means that it lives both inside and on the surface of water. Like most aquatic plants, its main stem and roots are inside the water and often reach the ground on the bottom of the water pool, and its flowers bloom on the surface. Although the Lotus loves water, it still needs enough sunshine to bloom and prosper, which is why its flower is always located on the very surface of the water. There is a mistake that people often makes with the Lotus plant and that is calling it Water Lilly. This is wrong because a Water Lilly is a different species of plant and is not connected to the Lotus, apart from the fact that it is also an aquatic plant. It is very important that you are always aware of which plant you are referring to, because each plant has very different properties, and it would be a shame for you to buy the wrong product. Although the Water Lilly is also a wonderful and useful plant, but we will discuss it on another page. It is an aquatic plant that grows just as well in both the wild and on plantations. It has many healing properties which are especially evident when the flowers of the plant are eaten raw. Its roots can be either boiled or deep fried, and they are especially popular as a daily snack in Asia. Tea can be made by placing the flower or leaves in hot water.