Red Yam Seeds (Golden Buckwheat Seed)
A mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). The festival is about lunar appreciation and Moon watching, and mooncakes are regarded as a delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is widely regarded as one of the four most important Chinese festivals.
There are numerous varieties of mooncakes consumed within China and outside of China in overseas Chinese communities. The Cantonese mooncake is the most famous variety. A typical Cantonese mooncake is a round pastry, measuring about 10 cm (4 in) in diameter and 3–4 cm (1+1⁄4–1+1⁄2 in) thick. The Cantonese mooncake consists of a rich thick filling usually made from red bean paste or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin, 2–3 mm (approximately 1/8th of an inch) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs.
Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea. Today, it is customary for business people and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, helping to fuel a demand for high-end mooncakes.
We will share with you a blind Chinese medicine-Hongyaozi (Golden Qiaoren).
[Summary of Chinese medicine of Hongyaozi (Jinqiaoren)]
Hongyaozi is the dried root tuber of a plant of the genus Polygonum in the family Polygonaceae. Sour, bitter, astringent, Chinese medicine physician, cold.
1. Clear heat and detoxify, stop bleeding and relieve pain. It is suitable for enteritis, dysentery, hematochezia and other diseases. 8～15g of this product is compatible with rhubarb, scutellaria and other antipyretic drugs.
2. Cure burns, rabies bites, freshly mashed and externally applied.
【Identification of the efficacy of Hongyaozi (Golden buckwheat seed)】
Salt-based ones to nourish the kidney; vinegar-based ones to stop bleeding; alkali-based ones to invigorate the stomach.
[Chemical components of red yam seeds (golden buckwheat seed)]
Contains emodin, rhubarb glycosides and anthraquinones.
【Dosage and Usage of Hongyaozi (Golden Qiaoren)】
This product is 8-15g, decocted in water, or as a medicine. Appropriate amount for external use.