Perhaps many people do not know what kapok is, especially those who grow in cities. At the same time, some people confuse kapok with cotton. actually. Kapok is a kind of Chinese medicine. Kapok tea is rich in nutrients and has a certain health effect. But many people don’t know how to make kapok tea. Today, I will introduce how to make kapok tea in detail.
Kapok tea: light, astringent and flat in nature, taste and function. To clear away heat, remove dampness, and detoxify. It is used for diarrhea, dysentery, blood collapse, sore toxin. The usual amount is 5-10 grams.
Note The bark of kapok is used as Pittosporum bark in Guangdong as medicine, and it is called Pittosporum bark. The taste is bitter, the nature is calm, and the function is to disperse rheumatism.
Function: clearing away heat, removing dampness, detoxification. It is used for diarrhea, dysentery, blood collapse, sore toxin.
Nature and flavor: light, astringent, flat.
Kapok: The flowers are 5-8 cm in length, shrunk when dry, and are irregularly shaped, mostly without ovary and flower stalks. The calyx is cup-shaped, 2.5 to 4 cm long, 2 to 3 cm in diameter, 3 to 5 lobed at the top, thick leathery, very brittle, brown-black in appearance, with longitudinal wrinkles, and gray-yellow short hairs on the inside. Five petals, shrunken or broken, brown or dark brown on the surface, stellate hairs on the inside, reddish brown on the inside, with fewer stellate hairs; stamens are numerous, arranged in multiple rows, bases are connate, anthers are kidney-shaped, curled. Slightly smelly, slightly sweet in taste. It is better to have a large and complete flower and a brownish-yellow color.
Cultivation of medicinal plants: Biological characteristics like warm climate, it is the representative tree species of tropical monsoon forest, not cold-tolerant, light-loving, drought-tolerant, rapid growth, strong sprouting, deep rooting,
Strong wind resistance. It grows best in deep and fertile acid and neutral soil.
Cultivation techniques use seeding, cuttings and ramets propagation. The capsule is collected before it cracks,
Seed germination has a short storage period, so it is mostly picked and sown. It can also be stored in wet sand for short-term. The seedlings can be drilled, covered with soil 2cm, and the average temperature is above 20℃. Generally, the seedlings can be produced in 4-5 days; cuttings are mostly in February and March or the rainy season. To proceed, use a large branch with a length of 80-100cm and a horizontal diameter of 1-2cm, insert it into the seedbed 10-15cm deep, and keep the bed moist; the ramets are from the roots of the mother plant at the sprouting point, and even a section of the mother root and fibrous roots are cut off and divided to make it easier to survive. .
Field management Seedlings do not need to be transplanted. When the seedlings are too dense, they can be grown after 1 thinning. Topdressing 1-2 times a month. Seedlings are afraid of frost. In the first year of winter, seedlings should be covered with grass in the watering well to prevent frost. Cuttage seedlings should be shaded and sprayed with water after planting. Thin fertilizer can be applied half a month after the slow seedlings, followed by cultivating and weeding.
Production: Add 30 grams of kapok with water, boil it to remove the residue and extract the juice, add 500 grams of rice to cook the porridge, and take the porridge once a day for 7 days in each course of treatment.
The above is the method of making kapok tea that I will introduce to you today. Kapok bubble tea needs to be carefully prepared during production to ensure the retention of nutrients and the taste of the food. In your free time, you might as well make a kapok tea for your family, which can not only exercise tea skills, but also enhance family relationships. It is recommended to pay attention to the freshness of the raw materials when selecting materials.