Time: 2014-06-12 00:55 Source: New Express
Express reporter Lin Henghua Correspondent Zhang Qiuxia
Entering the fifth month of the lunar calendar is the season when litchi is abundant. Lingnan people love and hate this unique natural product.
"I eat 300 lychees every day, and I will grow up to be a Lingnan native." The fresh fruit that Yang Guifei can't stop is also loved by modern people because of its sweetness and juicy. However, "one litchi three fires", for Cantonese who talk about "fire" discoloration, hot litchi makes people avoid it.
In the concept of traditional Chinese medicine, seasonal fruits, as a gift from nature, generally have seasonal health benefits, and lychee is no exception. In addition to heat, lychees are also beneficial to the liver, spleen and blood. You can make good use of lychee through various dietary cooking methods, and take its essence to remove its dross.
Lychees are all treasures
Among them, lychee core can promote qi and dispel stagnation, dispel cold and dispel stagnation, regulate qi and relieve pain. It is mostly used for the treatment of chronic gastric pain, liver stagnation and qi stagnation, hernia pain, female qi stagnation and blood stasis, abdominal pain, testicular swelling and pain. For example, lychee seeds are often added to prescriptions for women with poor mood and menopausal depression. Lychee shells also have a similar effect. Although excessive consumption of lychee meat can cause fire, but lychee shells can play a role in curing fire. "While eating lychees, boiling water with lychee shells can reduce the fire to some extent." She Shifeng said.
Lychee diet, many benefits
"One ride Hongchen concubine laughs, no one knows that it is lychee." The story of Yang Guifei's love for lychee has been preached, and she rushed to escort the lychee to the palace in pursuit of the deliciousness of the lychee. Modern people also take more fresh lychees. However, as most people know, fresh lychee meat is easy to catch fire, and eating more is not beneficial. When the lychee season arrives, many Guangzhou families have the same trouble: a large box of lychees gifted by relatives and friends, eat too much and fear of getting angry, it is a pity to discard it.
She Shifeng suggested that in addition to a small portion of lychees that can be eaten fresh, various cooking methods can be used to make better use of lychees. One of the easiest ways is to dry the lychees. In the hot weather in Guangzhou, the lychees are easy to dry when they are placed on the balcony for 2-3 days. Dried lychees have a warming effect and can be eaten as a healthy snack for long-term storage.
In addition, lychee can be cooked together with yam, lotus seeds, and japonica rice to treat hiccups, lack of food, abdominal pain, diarrhea, spleen and stomach weakness, etc.; soaking lychee and ginseng in wine can help improve the elderly's waist and knee pain, weakness and fatigue. Impotence; Lychee meat with a little oil and salt, steamed in water can treat hemorrhoids, etc., are common ways of health preservation.
People with yin deficiency, internal heat, and yang hyperactivity should not eat more
Although as a seasonal fruit, lychee has seasonal health benefits, fresh lychee is still a hot food and should be consumed with caution. She Shifeng said that if it is suitable to eat lychees, the first thing to do is to identify the physique. People with yin deficiency, internal heat, and yang hyperactivity should not eat more lychees. Especially patients with yin deficiency, eating litchi are prone to sore throat, gum pain, nosebleeds, bad breath, bitter mouth, sticky stool, constipation and other symptoms of burning. Patients with Yang deficiency and cold syndrome eat lychee appropriately to have warming and tonic effects.
In addition, some people suggest not to eat lychees. For example, lychees are high in sugar, and it is best not to eat them for diabetic patients; patients who have pharyngitis and gingivitis will aggravate the symptoms, and it is not suitable to eat lychees; for people with gastrointestinal diseases, lychees are easy to cause gastrointestinal diseases. Heat accumulation and the high sugar content of lychee can easily cause excessive gastric acid secretion. It is best not to be greedy.
"Eating lychee does not have an absolute amount of control, it depends on the individual's physique." Generally speaking, it is not recommended to eat a lot of lychee. If you have no symptoms of getting angry or only mild symptoms of getting angry when you eat lychees, you can eat it appropriately. If you get angry when you eat it, it's best not to eat it. When eating lychees, you can drink mung bean soup, chrysanthemum tea and other heat-clearing medicines to properly neutralize the heat of lychees.
Lychee Prescription in the Classics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1. Diarrhea due to spleen deficiency: 3 yuan for lychee meat, 6 yuan for lentils, decoction in water, one serving a day.
2. For the elderly: 5 dried lychees and 5 jujubes, add yam and lotus seeds, cook porridge and eat, take one daily for 3 times.
3. Stomach pain for a long time: litchi core 1 cent, fragrant wood 8 points, as the end. For each serving, adjust the serving with clear soup.
Children who eat too much are prone to "lychee disease"
Lychee is so sweet that it is easy for a child to eat it and can't stop eating it. It is easy to cause "lychee disease"-a kind of "hypoglycemia". Litchi contains a lot of fructose. After fructose is quickly absorbed into the blood through the capillaries of the gastrointestinal mucosa, it must be converted into glucose by the invertase in the liver before it can be directly used by the human body. If you eat too much, invertase is in short supply, and too much fructose will enter the human blood. A large amount of fructose fills the blood vessels, transforming glucose that can be used by the human body. At the same time, because excessive consumption of lychee affects appetite, the human body cannot get the necessary nutritional supplements, which will result in insufficient supply of glucose in the human blood and cause lychee disease. Lychee disease usually shows symptoms of hypoglycemia, dizziness, palpitation, fatigue, pale complexion, and clammy skin. Some patients may also experience thirst and hunger, or have symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. In severe cases, symptoms such as sudden coma, paroxysmal convulsions, and blood pressure drop may occur.