In Japan, lotus root has long been considered one of the most precious and medicinal vegetables. The root is a variety of water lily. It grows in deep mud in still ponds. Lotus root is usually prepared in dried form. Fresh lotus may be sliced into many wonderful shapes, and its hollow inner chambers are a beautiful geometrical wonder of nature. Dried, ground root of the esteemed Asian water lily, treasured for contributing to respiratory health, with 5% ginger root powder. A pleasant and quick way to take this renown health food. A macrobiotic staple. Boil a teaspoonful for three minutes and sip while hot. Low sodium, fat free, and gluten free. Glass jar. Eden pure, authentic, unadulterated.