Grain Buds (8th Solar System)

- May 22, 2019-

Grain Buds (Xiaoman) arrived. It is the 8th solar term that begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 60°, which usually occurs between May 20 and 22 every year. The meaning of the Xiaoman is [lesser full grain", as this day marks the beginning of the period when the summer crops of grain begin to grow.


The temperature in Xiaoman is obviously increased. If you stay cool and lay down to sleep, you will easily develop rheumatism and wet skin diseases. Xiaoman is especially suitable for the health concept of [preventing measures taken before the occurrence of disease". That is, before you get sick , take all kinds of preventive measures to prevent the occurrence of diseases; after the disease occurs, early diagnosis and early treatment should be taken to prevent the development and transmission of the disease.


Eat "bitter vegetables" at Xiaoman. Bitter vegetables can clear heat, cool blood, detoxify, have a good prevention and treatment of furuncle and phyma, blood vomiting, nose bleeding, constipation, colds, etc. At Xiaoman, eat "three fresh", that is cucumber, cherry and garlic. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, which not only can replenish body water but also supplement trace elements. It should be noted that fruits and vegetables must be [fresh" because long-term preserved fruits and vegetables will lose more than half of the nutrients.


Some people have a bad appetite in the summer, in fact, "damp" is the culprit, and "damp" is throughout the summer. Chinese medicine believes that the weather in Grain Budding begins to be hot and damp, which can easily damage the function of the spleen and stomach, leading to indigestion and loss of appetite. To prevent damp at Xiaoman, you should always eat foods that are beneficial to the spleen and good for removing dampness, such as red beans, coix seed, loofah, yam; eat less fish and shrimp, lamb, duck, etc., eat less mango and durian.


In addition to the above, we must also pay attention to increase physical quality and prevent disease. The mild and non-toxic Ganoderma lucidum is very suitable for the body to regulate and increase the physical quality. In 2000, it Ganoderma lucidum was included in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Traditional Chinese medicine has long regarded it as a precious Chinese herbal medicine.


After Xiaoman, you are supposed to drink more Lingzhi tea, or use Ganoderma lucidum to cook soup to condition body vitality and prevent disease invasion.