Lotus is a thorny shrub both wild and cultivated. It originates in Arabia and Yemen, and is grown in Egypt and on the coast of the Mediterranean. It belongs to the Rhamnaceae family. The fruit or jujube has a sweet taste and a nice smell.
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Sweet pomegranate is good for the stomach and strengthens it, because it acts as a gentle astringent. It is beneficial for the throat, chest and lungs, and is good for coughs. Its juice acts as a laxative and offers slow nourishment t