|Mumian flower and crucian carp soup (File Photo)|
The Mumian flower of the cotton tree bombax ceiba is found in the south China.The blooms are usually picked in spring and after being dried are made into Chinese traditional medicine to treat diarrhea, dysentery and toxins.
Prescriptions & Usage
1.Mumian flower porridge
Boil 30g fresh mumian flowers and 10g dried tangerine skins to get a concoction.
Remove the dregs. Cook 100g rice.
Add some honey to the porridge.
Benefits: Nourishes the lung and spleen.
2.Mumian flower tea
Boil 15g dried mumian flowers, 10g jinyin flowers (honeysuckle) and 10g white chrysanthemum with water.
Benefits: Dispels inner heat.
3.Mumian flower and crucian carp soup
Pan fry 250g carp, add water to stew. Add 50g mushroom, 30g bamboo shoots and 30g fresh mumian flowers.
Add rice wine and pepper.
Benefits: Nourishes the kidneys.
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