In today’s article, we’re going to discuss about lotus root. This is an amazing flower with the ability to grow under water. Its tuber sections are long and they contain plenty of air canals. It’s an amazing plant that people in Asia have used for centuries because it contains plenty of beneficial health and nutritional benefits. The root of lotus is crunchy with a very sweet flavor similar to water chestnut. You can consume every part of the plant without a problem.
The root is abundant in minerals and vitamins like C, B, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, protein, copper, sodium and iron. The nutrients it contains are amazing and this plant becomes a very strong remedy that you can use to treat numerous health conditions.
These are its best health benefits:
Stops intestinal bleeding
Lotus root has been used by the traditional Chinese medicine in order to stop intestinal bleeding for ages. It’s a very strong plant that will help you against the bleeding in your stomach, intestines and esophagus.
Prevents anemia which appears by heavy menstruation
In case heavy menstruation causes anemia, the patient should drink juice made of lotus juice for 3 days straight. The health problem will disappear instantly!
Relieves diarrhea and constipation
Lotus root juice will help you against diarrhea and constipation if you drink it throughout the whole day.
Boosts your energy levels
The tubers lotus root contains can keep energy in the form of starch and carbs. According to Oriental healers, the juice made of this root can improve your athletic performance and also improve your levels of energy.
Treats digestive problems
Consume lotus root juice every day and you’ll treat many different digestive problems like colon and intestinal diseases. Put a little bit of ginger juice in it and you’ll treat the problems with your digestion very soon!
Eliminates excess mucus
Mucus in your airways can be eliminated with the help of lotus root. It is abundant in vitamin C and has the ability to thin out the excess of mucus found in your lungs. Lotus root is considered to be among the most effective natural remedies against tuberculosis, asthma, cough and cold. You’ll obtain an improved effect if you combine carrot juice with some lotus root juice!
Calms your mind and relieves anxiety
The juice made of lotus root juice is full of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It is especially good to help us eliminate headaches, stress, anxiety as well as improve your mood.
Lotus root can help you against respiratory problems and sinusitis effectively since it alleviates the accumulated mucus.
Regulates your temperature
Combine some orange juice with some lotus root and you’ll control your internal temperature because you’ll reduce fever. Another recipe you can try is to add some carrots and some lotus root in the bowl of chicken soup you eat hot for lunch or dinner.
How to choose the perfect lotus?
Try to buy a piece of lotus root that is without soft spots and blemishes and it is juicy and crunchy. The plant should be kept in plastic bags and stored in the fridge. It should be consumed in 5 days. In this way, you’ll prepare it for consumption: first, remove its ends. Then, scrape the thin layer of its skin very gently. Lotus root will be obtained by slicing the plant thinly. Cut it down its length and use it raw to juice it.
You must make sure to clean the lotus root very well because it might cause poisoning. The root has gravel all over it and grows in plenty of mud that can become stuck in your airways. The lotus root canals should be cleaned well.
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