Dried Lotus Seeds are of great importance to East Asian cuisine and are used extensively in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine and Chinese / Indian desserts. Dried Lotus Seeds can be soaked in water overweight prior to use. They can be added directly to soups, salads or used in other dishes.
Lotus Seeds are one of the best options to bring back lost appetite due to illness or other reasons. High amount of astringent present in the seeds of the lotus is effective to improve the food appetite.