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How much do you know about the frost on one of China's 24 solar terms?
PUBLISHED : 2018-10-22

How much do you know about the frost on one of China's 24 solar terms?

Every year around October 23 of the solar calendar, when the sun reaches 210 degrees of the Yellow River, it is the frost in the 24 solar terms. The frost is the last solar term in the fall and the transitional season from autumn to winter. In the autumn evening, there is a lot of heat on the ground, and the temperature suddenly drops below 0 degrees. The water vapor in the air directly condenses on the ground or on the plants to form fine ice needles, and some become hexagonal frost flowers, which are white in color and loose in structure.

In some parts of China, red persimmons should be eaten during the frost season. In the eyes of local people, this is not only good for keeping warm, but also for reinforcing bones. It is a very good cream food.

The old man of Quanzhou said that the persimmon is eaten by the frost: the frost falls to eat the persimmon, and it will not runny.
In some places, the interpretation of this custom is: the day of the frost will eat the scorpion, or the lips will split in the winter.
When people living in the countryside arrive at this time, they will climb a tall persimmon tree and pick up a few sweet and sweet persimmons.
Dietary health focuses on regulating the body's yin and yang according to the "sexual taste" of food, nourishing the internal organs and preventing diseases. Therefore, in traditional health education, food is also divided into different types according to its "sexual taste".

The frost is the last solar term in the autumn. At this time, the weather is getting colder, the autumn is dry, and the dryness is easy to hurt. Frost-reducing health should first pay attention to keeping warm, followed by anti-autumn dryness, and the amount of exercise can be appropriately increased. Diet and nursed back to health, at this time should be flat, pay attention to spleen and stomach, adjust liver and kidney, can eat more spleen and nourishing yin and dry food, corn, radish, chestnut, autumn pear, lily, honey, yam, milk cabbage Beef, chicken, loach, etc. are all good.

Chestnut has the effect of nourishing the stomach and strengthening the spleen, strengthening the kidney and strengthening the gluten, promoting blood circulation and stopping bleeding, relieving cough and removing phlegm. It is the best tonic at this time. The frost is spread over the grass and earth, commonly known as frosting, while the frost-covered vegetables such as spinach and melon taste particularly delicious, and the frosted fruits, such as grapes, are very sweet. The ancients generally eat both mutton and rabbit meat in autumn. On the day of the frosty fall, the people of Fujian and Taiwan have to eat supplements. There is a saying in Minnan that "one year to make up the pass, it is better to make up the frost." Some places have to eat red persimmons, thinking that this can protect the cold and make up the bones. The old man of Quanzhou said: The frost will eat the persimmon, and it will not runny.