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purlisse by Jennifer Yen

Beauty & Health Benefits of Lotus

Our Blue Lotus Collection harnesses the healing power of lotus. This flower represents rebirth & purity. Not only does this flower provide great skin benefits, but ingesting the lotus root is also very beneficial to your health. What are your favorite products featuring blue lotus? Ours are Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer, Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Eye Adore Serum, and Blue Lotus Brightening Serum- just to name a few! The lotus root is nutrient-rich, and can improve digestion, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and boost the immune system. The lotus root is frequently used in Asian dishes and can be used in soups, deep-fried, stir-fried, or even pickled. They have a similar texture to that of a potato. Find some lotus root at your local Asian market and try out this recipe to complement your Pur~lisse Blue Lotus Collection skincare regimen:

Lotus Root Soup (recipe from Malaysian Chinese Kitchen)

Ingredients: 1 dried cuttlefish (squid)

1 lb pork neck bones or bone-in ribs

10 red dates, rinsed and soaked for 15 minutes

1 lb lotus root, peeled and cut to 1/4-1/8 inches thick slices

Salt to taste

Preparation: Dry cuttlefish with paper towel. Place on metal grating tray on a pan and place in broiler until fragrant. About 4-5 minutes. Set aside. Fill a large pot halfway with water. Bring to a boil and add pork necks or ribs. Blanch for 4-5 minutes and then remove with tongs and rinse in cold water. Discard water from pot, and fill with 8 cups of fresh water. Bring to a boil. Add blanched pork, dates, lotus, and cuttlefish and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface. Season with salt to taste and turn off heat. Serve warm in individual bowls.

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