"Medicine Poems Homologous" to Know the wormwood



He picked Ge Xi and did not see him for a day, such as March Xi! He picked Xiao Xi and did not see him for a day, such as San Qiu Xi! Pizzai Ai Xi! One day no see, such as three-year-old Xi!

This song "Ge" is a poem in the first collection of ancient Chinese poems "The Book of Songs. Regarding the interpretation of this poem, there are also the theories of "thirst for talents" and "indulging in wives". There have always been different opinions, but now they are mostly used to express the passionate love for lovers.

This poem roughly means: the poet imagines that the object he is extremely concerned about is picking herbs. From the beginning of "such as March", then "such as three autumn" and finally "such as three years old", the degree deepens again and again, and the objective time dimension realizes an extreme extension under the catalyst of subjective emotion, it makes this ardent and deep yearning feel breathtaking in a psychological illusion. No matter why this poem was created and what the original intention is, the heavy emotion it carries can be passed from the past to today. The idiom "one day, like three autumns" to the abbreviation "one day and three autumns" still appears frequently in our written or oral language, which is enough to prove that the cultural heritage and artistic charm contained in this poem will never fade.

Medicinal Value of Wormwood

Wormwood is bitter, pungent and warm in nature and enters spleen, liver and kidney. The whole grass is used as medicine, which has the effects of warming meridians, removing dampness, dispelling cold, stopping bleeding, reducing inflammation, relieving asthma, relieving cough, relieving abortion, and anti-allergy. The leaves are dried and mashed into "moxa velvet", which is made of moxa sticks for moxibustion and can be used as raw materials for "inkpad. "Materia Medica": "moxa leaf can moxibustion all diseases", modern experimental studies have proved that moxa leaf has antibacterial and antiviral effects; Antiasthmatic, antitussive and expectorant effects; Hemostatic and anticoagulant effects; Sedative and anti-allergic effects; Liver choleretic effects, etc. Wormwood is used for recipes such as "wormwood leaf tea", "wormwood leaf soup" and "wormwood leaf porridge" to enhance the body's resistance to disease. Wormwood has a special fragrance, which has the effect of repelling mosquitoes. Therefore, the ancients often hung wormwood in front of their doors, which was used to ward off evil spirits and to drive away mosquitoes.

Edible Value of Wormwood

Wormwood is closely related to our life. Every Dragon Boat Festival, people always take inserting wormwood as one of the important contents and place it at home to "avoid evil spirits". Wormwood is a very good food. Among the traditional foods in southern China, there is a kind of glutinous rice cake made of wormwood as the main raw material (see moxa). That is, the fresh and tender wormwood and glutinous rice flour before and after Qingming Festival are mixed together in a ratio of 1: 2, packed with stuffing such as peanuts, sesame seeds and white sugar (mung bean paste will be added in some areas), and then steamed. In the Dongjiang River Basin in Guangdong, locals pick fresh leaves and buds of wormwood for vegetable consumption in winter and spring. At the beginning of spring, the Hakka people in Ganzhou have the custom of collecting wormwood to make amigo. The shape of amigo is somewhat similar to that of dumplings, but it is larger in size and has stuffing inside. It is delicious and can be used as a staple food.

Wormwood can be used as natural plant dye in addition to medicinal and edible value. Wormwood is a common plant in the plant world, and it is also a common Chinese medicine, but it contains rich knowledge and connotation in the elements of Chinese culture. People not only use it to pray for the happiness and peace of life, but also use it to relieve their pain. As the Dragon Boat Festival is approaching, let's get to know "wormwood" ~

[Note] Ge (gé): perennial herb with purplish red flowers, stems that can be made into ropes, and fibers that can be woven into Ge cloth. Xiao: Artemisia, Artemisia, perennial semi-shrubby herbs, purple-brown stems, can be used as medicine. Ai: wormwood, a perennial semi-shrubby herb, with strong aroma, young leaves that are edible, and old leaves that are made into velvet for acupuncture.

Author, Organizer: Chen Jing

Word Meaning Source: Baidu Encyclopedia

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