It is used to make an infusion or to include it in sweets.
The lotus root is an edible tuber, which grows under water at great depths and is grown in Asian countries like Japan, China or India. To obtain this lotus root powder the lower rhizomes of the plant are used and harvested in winter, which is the time when the plant has a higher content of nutrients.
The lotus root has been used since antiquity with medicinal uses: it contains nelumbine and asparagine, which improve the respiratory, circulatory and digestive functions. It is used to help eliminate phlegm and soften the cough, among other utilities.