I really do not know the name of the herb. We call it heh koh chau in Hokkien and it is commonly brewed to make cooling herbal teas. The shiny ball which resembles someone’s bald head is the loh han guo or lohan kor or Buddha’s fruit.
Anyway, this is what the Chinese medicine shop recommended to me when I asked for a Chinese cooling tea herbs.
I boil the above with some brown sugar and it makes a lovely herbal drink. The weather these days are crazy. On certain days, it is so hot. The haze is shrouding my island. However, without warning, it can rains cats and dogs.
So, keep a packet or two of the dried herbs to make a cooling tea for hot days to stay healthy.