Lotus leaf congee, benefiting five internal organs
“The leaves of the lotus are infinitely green, and the lotus flowers are so red.
“Since ancient times, there have been many good words to praise the lotus.
The elegant fragrance of lotus leaves has an endless aftertaste. Whether it is a meal or a medicine, the lotus leaf is a rare heatstroke prevention product.
Chinese medicine believes that: lotus leaf tastes bitter and bitter, astringent, cool, rejuvenating, liver, spleen meridian, has the functions of clearing away heat and dampness, detoxifying phlegm, cooling blood and stopping bleeding.
The lotus leaf contains a variety of alkaloids and vitamin C, which has significant physiological activity, and has obvious blood lipid lowering, antiviral and other effects.
The flavonoids caused by lotus leaves are scavengers for most oxygen free radicals. It can increase coronary flow and has a significant effect on the treatment of coronary heart disease and hypertension.
Chinese medicine also uses lotus leaves as a good medicine for weight loss and cellulite.
This is because the lotus leaf contains alkaloids (nastrine) and flavonoids, which have a health effect of regulating blood lipids.
Here is the famous summer dessert “Heyefan”, which is a convenient food for the people in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong.
The lotus leaf rice has a long history. According to the “Guangdong New Language” at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, “Dongguan is based on fragrant, mixed fish, meat, and steamed with lotus leaves.
“Praise lotus leaf rice out of poetry:” The lotus leaves in the lotus pond make lotus ponds, and the sisters have always been busy picking.
Picking lotus leaves without picking lotus leaves, lotus leaves with rice are more floral.
“The fragrance of lotus leaf rice beats the charming lotus miles!
Therefore, the old saying goes: “Banfan uses lotus leaves, and the fragrance is antipyretic.”
It has a high medicinal value and can comprehensively enhance the immune function of the human body. It is hailed as one of the “four kings and eight treasures” of traditional Chinese medicine and is a good medicine for the elderly to prolong life.
The taste is sweet and mild, and it can enter the heart, lungs, and spleen meridians, and has the effects of diuresis, soothing and calming the nerves, strengthening the spleen and stomach, and improving the immune function of the human body.
Can cure swelling and fullness, unfavorable urination, spleen deficiency, lack of food, coughing sputum, coughing phlegm, phlegm dampness, pain in shoulders and back, stool diarrhea, nocturnal emission, uneasiness, insomnia, amnesia, etc.
As the old saying goes, “Oh, you eat when you eat.”
Often used in medicated diets and health foods, such as Beijing’s Poria Cake, which inherits the traditional manufacturing method of Qingguan Yushanfang, is a unique nourishing point with unique flavor.
It is said that the Empress Dowager Cixi lost her appetite in the palace, and the doctors were unable to regulate it in many ways. At this time, some people suggested that a nearby monk in the nearby monastery had a more than 100-year-old monk who had a longevity recipe.After the Empress Dowager Cixi had three small cakes, she said that after eating, there would be magical effects.
A few days later, Cixi ‘s consequences and symptoms disappeared. In fact, the secret of the old monk cake was to use Poria powder as an ingredient.
After being continuously improved by the imperial chefs, on the basis of retaining its efficacy, the appearance and palatability are more perfect. The Empress Dowager Cixi particularly loves “Poria cake”, and is often rewarded by the palace’s pet minister.
Later, Poria cake flowed into the people and became a public health treasure, and became famous around the world.
Others such as Poria Cake, Poria Bun, Poria Tea are also famous tonic foods.
In the summer, porridge with lotus leaf and Poria is not only sweet and fragrant, it feels very cool when you drink it, but also has a healthy stomach. It has health care effects on the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys.
Therefore, the old saying goes: “Lotus lotus root porridge, the five internal organs pass through the meridians.”