Drying Rosebuds Process
According to the medical science, rosebuds help to regulate the flow of vital energy and resolve depression, promote blood circulation for remove blood stasis, regulate menstruation for relieving pain, and to soften the heart and cerebral vessels. They taste sweet and a little bitter and have a warm nature, so they can nourish our heart, liver and blood vessels and regulate the flow in our body to help sedation, tranquillizatşon, and anti-depression. Typically, rosebuds are stored after dried for wide use.
There are many rosebud drying methods such as drying in the sun or in the shade, freeze-drying or drying by using dryers. Among those methods, drying in the sun and airing in the shade not only can achieve a good drying result but also are very convenient and labor-saving. However, both of them can’t effectively and completely kill the insect eggs which will grow into worms within 2-3 months. The natural drying methods are accordingly not applicable to commercial production of dried rosebuds. Ecotec dryer which can protect effective elements in the roses well is the best choice to produce top graded-dried rosebuds.
HOW TO DRY ROSEBUDS WITH EKOTEC DRYER MACHINE
Pick up rosebuds:
The best time to pick up is when the calyx slightly expands and tips of petals become red, that is before the rosebuds are getting ready to blossom. Pick up rosebuds which expands completely but do not open. The picked rosebuds shall be put in the bamboo cages or baskets and be sold or processed at the collection spots as soon as possible. If the picking location is far away, it is necessary to build a temporary shad where you can unfold rosebuds for airing. Don’t pile them up, or they will get hot.
Purchasing methods and standards:
The processing factories buy fresh rosebuds from appointed farmers on a concentric basis. Rosebuds shall be those which are picked up within 12 hours, and look bright in color and uniform in size. The number of small rosebuds shall be less than 5% of the total. Rosebuds have no pedicel, are not mixed with other things. Their receptacle is perfect. Neither they are injured by warms nor watered.