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Old 09-22-2019, 09:08 AM   #21
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Rose water is a common ingredient in some Middle Eastern countries. Trade could have brought it to China.
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True, I heard that Kenya was a major exporter of flowers. In the last 10 years China's flower industry has boomed fantastically but they are supposedly still trying to catch-up with quality for exporting purposes.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:29 PM   #23
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How about these flowers?
What kind and for what purpose ?

Chrysanthemums ?
If so, I know Ive grown and cooked with the greens of Chrysanthemums, never used the flowers for anything other than decorative.
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Don't forget that a lot of these products are very likely used as medicinal ingredients.
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Don't forget that a lot of these products are very likely used as medicinal ingredients.
Even people who use Chinese medicine don't usually dose themselves. And Chinese people who have access to western medicine prefer to use it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:58 AM   #26
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Very true again GG, I was meaning the local herbalist (for lack of another name I can't think of) who make powders and tisanes for their neighbourhood. We have one in our asian area and the shop is incredible. Haven't been there in many many years, I know it is still there but don't know it it has changed inside.

Western medicines also use many of these things as well.
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