Last Updated on December 31, 2019 by Aiden Lindow

Uses of Water Lilies

The uses of water lilies can be used for décor(of course) and medical purposes.

Water lilies have various uses depending upon their type and benefits.

They are not only a fragile beauty sign but they can serve in very serious situations.


Decorative Uses of Water Lilies

Uses of Water Lilies

Water lilies grow beautiful fragrant flowers and huge lily pads.

They can be the best pond decorations as they grow in freshwater.

Their different types survive a variety of temperatures. They can serve as shade for your underwater life in the pond.

They will protect life in the pond by giving them shelter where they would not be visible directly to the predators like herons and eagles.

Providing aquatic plants to koi and goldfish in the ponds is recommended by Langston University.

Too much sun exposure might harm fishes and tadpoles; moreover, fishes like to have hiding places to live comfortably.

Water lilies may also serve as indoor decorations.

You can place water lilies in a freshwater bowl and use it as a table decoration.

They have a beautiful fragrance which makes your house smell good.

The dwarf lilies can also grow in tubs which you can place indoor and their magnificent flowers will fresh up your mood every day.


Medical Uses of Water Lilies

Water lilies also serve as a medicine. Its bulb and roots are used to make medicines.

The medicine made from the plant is used to cure stomach disease and chronic diarrhea, skin conditions and lung conditions.

It is also applied directly to the affected areas in some conditions like diseases of the mouth and vaginal conditions.

It also cures burns and boils when applied directly to the affected area.

Water lilies contain compounds like tannins which help reduce the swelling and inflammation in the case of diarrhea.

These chemicals might also kill germs.

Water lilies can even be good to treat excretory organ pain, congestion and might be gargled to assist treat pharyngitis. (Sore throat.)

The stem of the aquatic plant additionally facilitates and alleviates pain and has sedative properties.


How to Use Water Lilies

How to Use Water Lilies

There is a proper usage system of these natural ingredients.

You cannot just take and apply or eat it. There are medicines available in the form of capsules but you can also use water lilies at home.

The stem (root) of this plant is antiseptic furthermore as astringent.

To use the stem for the purpose of treating diarrhea you may want a little non-aluminum pot. Fill it with a couple of pints of water.

Add associate little few all right crushed up the stem to the water.

It’s necessary to not crush up the stem till you’re able to place it within the water.

Slowly heat the water. Don’t use such a lot of heat that the water boils. Let the water simmer like this till regarding 1/4 of its gases.

Strain the water of the solid matter and you have got your decoction.

The decoction is effective in solidifying infectious disease or looseness of the {bowels symptom} caused by irritable bowel syndrome. You may get instant relief at times.

There are also some precautions while using water lilies.

There are many precautions which are set in the case of pregnancy and breastfeeding; the same is the case with water lilies, it is better to avoid the usage in the mentioned conditions.

The dosage of water lily medicine also depends on age and gender. There are different doses for kids and older people.

There are not enough authenticities about the usage of the medicine. It is always best to consult your physician before usage.

While using any natural product, it is safe to check the medicine for its dosage and precaution instructions. Especially the products like water lilies which attract you more and are not that common in usage and recommendations.


Effects of Water Lilies on Pond

Water lilies have very positive and also some negative effects on the pond.

Positive Effects:

Effects of Water Lilies on Pond

Water lilies cover the surface of your pond, providing shelter to the life at the pond. Fishes specifically like to live in hiding places where they must feel safe and protected.

Water lilies are rich in the beautiful fragrance which makes your place smell batter. Water lilies make your pond look more beautiful and appealing.

These plants have their long rhizomes underwater which provide more natural environments to fishes.

They help maintain the temperature of water by protecting it from excessive sun exposure. Water lilies also absorb harmful metals from the water.


Negative Effects:

Water lilies grow easily and have fast growth and if left unchecked, these may penetrate the surroundings of the pond resulting in a destabilized underground ecosystem.

Excessive growth may also hinder light penetration completely by covering the surface. This might result in the death of fishes and other water plants.

Lilies when overgrown prohibit the oxygen exchange of water resulting in algae bloom and stagnation. Stagnant water attracts every kind of mosquitos thus turning your pond into dirt house.

You can also cut them when they start yellowing/dying or are overtaking your pond. I like to use these pond clippers.


Important Information About Water Lilies

The water lily is the common name of some of the species of Nymphaea family.

This group is known as a family of freshwater perennial herbs.

The major characteristics of this group are large shady leaves and fragrant showy flowers of various colors and these are found in large parts of the world.

Water lilies, lotuses, and pond lilies belong to the same family however these can be known for water lilies alone.

Often the lotuses and similar flowers are known as water lilies because of the lack of deep information of common people.

Except for some species of water lilies that are native to the US and Southern Hemisphere of the same temperate, these are grown tropically.

The family includes both day and night blooming species which open at definite hours. Blue and white Egyptian lotus is also part of a family.

Lotus is also traditionally used in the architecture and arts of Egypt.

There are two species in genus Nelumbo, one is American or yellow lotus which is found in North America.

The Indian lotus, conjointly referred to as the Indian lotus or vine, is sacred to Hinduism and too many different Asian religions, e.g., Buddhism.

Its massive pink blossom is employed symbolically in faith and art.

The seeds of the Indian lotus will stay viable when long periods of dormancy. Most species of genus Nuphar square measure native to North America.

Several members of the hydrophyte plant family have seeds or tubers that are used for food; but, the fruit of the lotus-eaters of classical literature has been most frequently known as that of the jujube of the dicot family or the nettle plant/stinging nettle of the Magnoliopsida family.

Lotus is additionally the biological science name for a genus of the Leguminosae.

Water lilies square measure classified within the Angiosperm, class Dicotyledonous, order