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Family ► Nymphaeaceae.

Habitat ► Kashmir, Bihar, Rajasthan, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, in lakes and ponds.

English ► Gorgan Nut, Fox Nut.

Ayurvedic ► Makhaann, Paaniyapha- la, Padma-bijaabha, Ankalodya.

Unani ► Makhaanaa.

Action ► Seed—deobstruent, astringent, nervine tonic. Used in spermatorrhoea and sexual affections (restrains seminal gleet) and debility.

Edible parts of the seeds gave the following values: moisture 12.8, protein 9.7, fat 0.1, mineral matter 0.5, carbohydrates 76.9, calcium 0.02, and phosphorus 0.09%; iron 1.4 mg/100 g.

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