Lotus Root

lotus root

Chinese Name: 莲藕

Thermal Nature: Cold

Flavor: Sweet

Organ Meridian: Heart, liver, spleen, stomach

Properties: Cools the body and blood, disperses clots, stops bleeding

Best Use For: Treating heat-type illnesses, recommended for people with blood stasis body constitution

Dietary Caution: Do not cook lotus root using cast iron wok. As lotus root is cold in thermal nature, people with weak spleen should avoid consuming it. 

Suitable For: Balanced body constitution, Blood stasis body constitution