Lotus root is the plump underground stem of lotus. Lotus root, belonging to the lotus family, has a large shape and knots. There are tubular small holes in it. It is slightly sweet and crisp. After breaking, it is connected with silk. It can be eaten raw or boiled. It is one of the common dishes. It is planted in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei, Shandong, Henan, Hebei, Guangdong and other places in China.
1. Clearing heat and cooling blood
Lotus root is cold in nature and has the function of clearing away heat and cooling blood. It can be used to treat hot diseases; Lotus root tastes sweet and liquid, which is particularly beneficial to those who are thirsty for fever, bleeding, hemoptysis and bleeding.
2. Defecate and stop diarrhea
Lotus root contains mucin and dietary fiber, which can combine with bile acid salt in human body, cholesterol and triglyceride in food to make it discharged from feces, so as to reduce the absorption of lipids.
3. Invigorating the spleen and appetizing
Lotus root emits a unique fragrance and contains tannin. It has a certain effect of strengthening the spleen and stopping diarrhea. It can enhance appetite, promote digestion, appetizer and healthy. It is beneficial to the recovery of those with poor appetite and loss of appetite.
4. Benefiting blood and generating muscle
Lotus root has high nutritional value, rich in trace elements such as iron and calcium, and rich in plant protein, vitamins and starch. It can obviously replenish qi and blood and enhance human immunity. Therefore, traditional Chinese medicine calls it "mainly tonifying the middle school, nourishing the mind and Supplementing Qi".
5. Hemostasis and stasis
Lotus root contains a lot of tannic acid, which can constrict blood vessels and can be used to stop bleeding. Lotus root can also cool and disperse blood. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that it can stop bleeding without leaving blood stasis. It is a good food therapy for febrile disease.
1. Lotus root can be eaten raw, cooked, mashed and drunk, or dried, ground and boiled porridge.
2. To eat lotus root, choose the one with yellowish brown skin and thick and white meat. If it is dark and has peculiar smell, it should not be eaten.
3. Lotus root cooked food is suitable for frying, stewing, frying and ingredients for dishes, such as "eight treasures stuffed lotus root", "fried lotus root box", etc.
4. Avoid using iron tools when boiling lotus root, so as not to cause food blackening.