Lotus Root Acupuncture

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Lotus Root Recipes

The lotus is a botanical that provides a medicinal herb from every part of the plant, which consists of flower, stem, leaves, root, seed capsule and seeds. An aquatic plant of captivating beauty, the lotus is held in high esteem for its many medicinal,

culinary and spiritual uses. Seed viability is spectacular – seeds hundreds of years old discovered in ancient tombs are known to germinate – an inspiration for what is latent to come alive and mature.

Lotus root is sweet, astringent and neutral in temperature. Its medicinal properties enter the Lung, Stomach and Liver.

Stir-fried lotus root with sesame and green onions (www.justhungry.com)

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Put the sliced lotus root into vinegar water as you slice it. Drain well just before cooking.

Heat up a large frying pan with the oil. Add ginger and garlic, and stir fry until the oil is very fragrant. Add the drained lotus root slices in a single layer. Cook until the lotus root slices start to change color - they turn a bit translucent looking. Turn over and cook a couple more minutes.

Add the chili pepper and green onions, and stir-fry. Add the sesame seeds, pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil. The lotus roots should get a bit caramelized from the soy sauce. Serve hot or cold.