Gleditsia sinesis, also known as the snow lotus, Chinese honey locust, or soap bean, is a fundamental herb in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used for a wide variety of health benefits from normalizing blood pressure to improving digest and even reducing fatigue. Snow lotus is most commonly used for its abundant nutrition that help promote healthy and radiant skin. Snow lotus seed can be applied directly to the face or cooked into soup, porridge, and dessert.
Uses: Cover snow lotus seeds in water and let soak overnight in the refrigerator or for at least five hours until fully expanded. Simmer the lotus seed with rock sugar, water, and your favorite tong sui ingredients. Traditional favorites include bird's nest, peach gum, snow fungus, jujube, and goji berry.