October 7, 2019
Cold Dew Solar Term
It is the first solar term with the word ‘cold’ in it. Autumn is already here and cold dew can wither plants. The humidity will decrease and body fluid will evaporate quickly. This can cause dry skin, itchy and increase of wrinkles. It is suitable to have foods that can nourish yin and prevent dryness. You can appropriately consume ingredients that can nourish yin such as lily bulb, glehnia root, radix ophiopogonis, dendrobium, and fruits such as pear, fig, persimmon, sugar cane, mulberries.
It is better enjoy outdoor activities in this good weather. Additional exposure to sunlight can replenish the decreasing yang qi, and also reduce the impact of the “autumn sadness” and avoid the depression due to the weather.
– dusk rice water has black sesame that can help to nourish yin and replenish kidneys
– slowly add to your layers and allow your body to adjust to the temperature change
– staying up late hurts yin so try to sleep earlier in the fall