The boat fruited sterculia (Pang Da Hai) stems from South East Asia where it has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for centuries.
The reputed health benefits are :
- Relieves throat infections (with burning sensation)
- Assists with loss of voice (with burning sensation)
- Tonsillitis and laryngitis
- Cough with a yellow sticky phlegm
- Eye infection
Soak 1 to 2 of the fruit in hot water and drink.
You can add 1 to 2 tablespoon of Chrysanthemum to the tea for better effect.
Do not take more than 3 of the fruit per day.
Not for use by diabetics as it may lower blood sugar levels.
Not for use by pregnant or lactating ladies.
Not for those with low blood pressure or a running stomach.
Not for use when feeling run down / weak or feeling cold.