24 Solar Terms-
15 June 2023

24 Solar Terms-"Lesser fullness grain"

Lesser fullness grain (Xiao man) is the eighth solar term in the 24 solar terms of a year. It falls on either May 21st or 22nd each year. The Xiaoman solar term is a prelude to the harvest and marks the beginning of the hot summer season, as well as a time when illnesses are more likely to occur. The Chinaturel earnestly advises everyone to have a "prevention before illness" health consciousness, starting with enhancing the body's positive energy and preventing the invasion of pathogenic factors.

Dietary health maintenance

Regarding diet, after Xiaoman, the weather is not only hot, but there is also more sweating and rainfall. Therefore, it is recommended to focus on light and refreshing foods that clear heat, dampness, and nourish yin, such as adzuki beans, coix seed, mung beans, winter melon, cucumber, daylily, water celery, water chestnuts, black fungus, carrots, tomatoes, watermelon, and Chinese yam. It is advisable to avoid heavy and greasy foods, sweet and oily foods, and foods that are damp and humid. Of course, you can also use medicinal cuisine to regulate your diet, using ingredients such as white hyacinth bean, Poria cocos, Ophiopogon japonicus, coix seed, and drinking some Sheng Mai Yin regularly to nourish the body's vitality and moisten the throat. Those with a cold body constitution should pay attention to selecting some foods with warm or hot properties to adjust their physical condition.

Fu Ling (Poria cocos)

Mai Dong Men (Ophiopogon japonicus, coix seed)

Sheng Mai San (Rhytimic Form)

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