Boat-fruited Scaphium Seed/ Pang Da Hai(3 oz/Bag)
If you have a sore, irritated throat, this is a good seed to add to tea. Scaphium affine or Sterculia lychnophora, commonly known as Malva Nut Tree, is an evergreen tree native to Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. In Taiwan it is called sweet gum tree and has culinary and traditional medicinal uses,
In China, malva nut is used in tea as well by mixing with other ingredients such as sugar candy, red date, haw fruit, licorice, chrysanthemum flower, lilyturf root, and jasmine tea. The advantage of such tea is to reduce inflammation and feeling of heat in the body, and nurture the body.
According to Chinese medicine, the use of Scaphium seed is to remove heat from the lungs, to cure sore throat, to counteract toxicity, and to relax the bowels. Therefore, when a person has symptoms such as hoarseness of voice, dry cough, and sore, dry throat due to heat in the lung; constipation with headache and bloodshot eyes, they should consume malva nut by putting it into boiling water. (healthbenefitstimes.com)
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet; It is light and cool in nature.
Indications: use for dry cough without phlegm, sore throat, lung heat, toothache, constipation.
It enters the Lung and Large Intestine meridians.
Indications: To clear away heat and moisturize the lungs, relieve the throat and detoxify, purgative and laxative.
Oral administration: decoction or boiled 2~4 seeds, a large dose can be used up to 10 seeds; or grind into powder. The powder dosage is reduced by half