[Tips for maintaining good health in Grain in Ear] Summer feast with the thousand-year-old formula “Four Substances Soup

As summer creeps up on us, the ninth of the twenty-four solar terms, the Grain in Ear, has arrived. Grain in Ear is the ninth of the twenty-four solar terms, the third solar term of summer, and the beginning of the noon month of the dry calendar. It is the beginning of the noon month of the Dry Branches Calendar. The Do refers to C, and the sun’s yellow meridian reaches 75°, and it is celebrated on June 5-7 of the Gregorian calendar every year.

The meaning of “Grain in Ear” is “Cereal crops with awns can be planted, after which they will fail”. At this time of the year, the temperature rises significantly, rainfall is abundant, and air humidity is high, making it suitable for planting cereal crops such as late rice. Farming to “Grain in Ear” this festival as the boundary, after this planting survival rate is getting lower and lower. It is a reflection of the ancient farming culture of the festival.


At the time of “Grain in Ear”, the temperature gradually rises and the rainfall increases, which is the time when crops grow vigorously. At this time of the year, how can we follow the laws of nature, regulate our body and mind, and achieve the goal of health maintenance? Today, let’s discuss the way to maintain health in the Grain in Ear season, and share a thousand-year-old formula “Four Things Soup” to help you spend a healthy and comfortable summer.


First, the main points of the Grain in Ear health

Diet: During the Grain in Ear, you should eat more light, easy to digest food, such as green beans, winter melon, cucumber and so on. These foods can clear the heat, diuretic swelling. At the same time, to eat less greasy, spicy, stimulating food, so as not to aggravate the body burden.

Rest and relaxation adjustment: summer daytime is long, night time is short, should follow the laws of nature, early to bed and early to rise. Lunch can be appropriate lunch break, replenish energy, relieve fatigue.

Emotional management: the Grain in Ear season, the weather is hot, people are prone to irritability. To maintain a relaxed mood, avoid excessive mood swings. Can through listening to music, reading, walking and other ways to regulate emotions.

Exercise: Summer exercise should be chosen early in the morning or evening, to avoid the high temperature at noon. Can choose to walk, jogging, tai chi and other light exercise, enhance the body’s immunity.


Second, a thousand years old formula “four things soup”

“Four things soup” is a long-established Chinese medicine prescription, with blood regulating blood, beauty effects. In the Grain in Ear season, the appropriate consumption of “four things soup”, not only can regulate the body, but also let you look radiant.


Ingredients: Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Rehmanniae Praeparatae, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong (the specific dosage can be adjusted according to the individual’s physical condition and doctor’s advice).


Wash and soak the above herbs for 30 minutes.

Put the herbs into a pot, add appropriate amount of water, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.

During the simmering process, you can add red dates, wolfberries and other ingredients according to personal taste.

Stew until the soup is thick, you can turn off the fire, filter the dregs, take the juice to drink.



Angelica: nourishes blood, regulates menstruation and relieves pain.

Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata: nourishes yin and nourishes blood, benefits the essence and fills the marrow.

White peony: nourishes blood, softens the liver, relieves pain.

Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong: invigorates Blood and promotes circulation of Qi, dispels wind and relieves pain.

Warm reminder: Because “Four Substances Soup” has a certain tonic effect, pregnant women, menstruating women, cold and fever and other groups of people please drink under the guidance of a doctor.


Midsummer’s Day, Follow Nature

During the Grain in Ear season, let’s follow the laws of nature, adjust diet and routine, and keep a happy mood. At the same time, why not try the thousand-year-old formula “Four Substances Soup”, so that the body can be better nourished. May you be healthy, beautiful and happy this summer!

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