Lotus seeds, called Lian Zi (莲子) in Chinese, were brought to China 2,000 years ago and now are commonly used in food, mainly Chinese soups and desserts, as well as medicine. In Buddhist traditions, the “Sacred Lotus” is a symbol of vitality and purity. Oh-So-Young! Lotus Anti-Aging Properties Lotus seeds contain the anti-aging enzyme L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase, which helps to repair damaged proteins, according to the Kushi Institute, a macrobiotic website. Due to that many cosmetic companies are including the seeds in their anti-aging blends. Daike Tian states that they contain kaempferol, a natural flavonoid which prevents inflammation, which helps repair aging gum tissue.
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