More expensive than gold pepper! Will you use it?
News source: release time:[2017-11-14]
A small variety of spices is now very ordinary, but then very famous.
As the saying goes, in ancient times Europeans predominantly carnivorous, there is no refrigeration equipment in ancient times, meat tend to smell easily, but when the chef sprinkled with a magical spice, the smell disappear immediately.
This wonderful spice is pepper.
Unfortunately, Europe does not produce pepper, it comes from India and Southeast Asia. Because of the long distances and poor traffic, the price of pepper on the European market has remained high for a long time.
AD 408, after the fall of the Visigoth Roman city, had asked the Romans to use 3000 pounds of pepper and a lot of gold and silver to redeem the city.
After entering the Middle Ages, the price of pepper is still as expensive as gold. Even become "hard currency", use it to buy land, pay tax, reward military service, but also can act as dowry.
At that time, people referred to "big money" as "peppercorns" and used "no peppers" to ridicule someone for not saying anything. Can be seen that pepper was indeed priceless at the time.
Pepper history in our country is also very long, and very early into the Pharmacopoeia, such as "Herbal Medicine", "Sheng Hui Fang" has a corresponding record, and where Li Shizhen, pepper and mess with trouble.
Legend has it that Li Shizhen often suffer from eye disease when young, but always can not find the cause. Later gradually found eye disease recurrence every year, and their usual special love pepper.
So after stopping eating pepper for some time, the eye is good. After healing, he again tried to eat the pepper, and soon he felt his eyes dry and blurred vision.
He later said in Compendium of Materia Medica: "Pepper Daxin hot, pure yang thing." Whether pepper is a good thing bad, so famous pepper certainly not blindly seasoning so simple!
Fire can eat pepper?
Most people are angry, they can not eat the pepper, because Li Shizhen his old people have said, hot, fire, certainly can not eat? !
But in fact the fire is also divided real fire and virtual fire.
Real fire is really a fire in your body, the pepper is hot and spicy, this time the pepper is best not to eat, otherwise it is "on fire".
"Compendium of Materia Medica" recorded in the case should be.
However, the virtual fire is not the same, the virtual fire is due to yin deficiency caused by the body relatively Sheng, that is, you seem to have a fire, but in fact no fire, this time eating pepper is no problem.
In the end the ye false fire and real fire it?
The main thing is to see three points:
The first is to see the urine, yellow color, heavy smell, while red tongue, for real fire; urine pale, clear, indicating that there is cold in the body, is the virtual fire.
The second is to see the stool, dry stool, red tongue for the real fire; stool dry knot, pale tongue, white fur is still false fire; thin stool or diarrhea if there is cold in the body, is the virtual fire.
The last is to see the fever, if the body has fever symptoms, body temperature at 37.5 ° C, the whole body is hot and thirsty, which is the heat, is real fire; fever hands and feet cold, suddenly cold body, do not want to drink water, is the body Cold for the virtual fire.
Drop the virtual fire is usually used to fill the way, like pepper actually have this effect.
Because the pepper can recuperate the original, can reduce the virtual fire. Many people like to drink mutton soup in winter, this time put some pepper is very good, one can go to the smell of mutton, and the other is the warm nature of mutton can play a complementary role.
If lamb is coal, then the pepper is a match, the body warm.
Black and white pepper, what's the difference?
There are two kinds of peppers, one is black pepper and the other is white pepper. What is the difference between the two?
Do not think that black and white peppers, like almonds from South and North, are two different varieties, but they are actually the fruits of a vine.
If the fruit is ripe, just red when harvested, dried directly, the fruit shrunk black, that is, black pepper.
If the fruit is fully ripe, all turned red when harvesting, let the peel dry off after the sun, it becomes a white white pepper.
What is the difference between them?
That is the slightly higher medicinal value of white pepper, seasoning effect slightly.
Its taste is more spicy compared to black pepper, so cold, stomach function better. However, Chinese medicine believes that color black food into the kidney, so black pepper can warm spleen and kidney.
What is the use of pepper when medicine?
As a well-known cross-border spices seasoning, in fact, there is a certain medicinal value, the more well-known is to ease diarrhea in the elderly.
Often the elderly diarrhea, no special disease, then generally divided into two kinds: one is due to spleen and stomach Deficiency, one is due to kidney deficiency caused.
So in the treatment of diarrhea in the elderly when a warm stomach, a kidney.
With pepper, if it is for spleen and stomach Deficiency is certainly better with white pepper, because of its strong medicine, if it is kidney-induced diarrhea, it must have black black pepper.
stomach diarrhea mainly in the diarrhea frequency, stool clear little
odor, called watery stools, accompanied by abdominal pain, abdominal
cold and warm, cold hands and feet.
Kidney deficiency diarrhea is what we often say "cocky diarrhea," "five more diarrhea," mainly because of deficiency of yin and yang can not keep the stomach, it will lead to transport disorders;
Before the dawn of the human body yang weaker, chill more Sheng, easy to abdominal pain bowel, there will be cold after the catharsis will follow suit, abdominal discomfort will ease.
White pepper can be said
that spleen and stomach Deficiency can be said to have a long history,
such as "Herbal Medicine" "Sheng Hui Fang" has a corresponding record,
"Baicao mirror" which describes the red pepper inside is a famous
Practices: 7 jujube, to the nuclear, each into the pepper 7, with a good tie, steamed to a very good, a total of pound for the pill. Each serving 0.5 ~ 1g, warm water sent.