June 6, 2019
Grain in Ear Solar Term
Grain in Ear solar term refers to the time when crops such as barley and wheat have matured, and it is time to plant cereal crops for next half of the year. Grain in Ear solar term is followed by Dragon Boat when it is hot and stuffy. Those with asthenic stomach and spleen are prone to poor appetite and fatigue. They should eat lighter meals and less oily food. Do not eat too much rice dumplings before and after Dragon Boat as having too much glutinous rice will burden the qi. Those with pain or stomach discomfort symptoms should not eat rice dumplings.
It is suggested to strengthen spleen and nourish qi in this solar term. Have a cup of rice water daily to reduce the burden on the spleen and stomach. Eat more ingredients which are sweet, mild and cold in nature such as winter melon, luffa, water spinach, lettuce, white radish, asparagus, okra, eggplants, water chestnuts, etc. They can clear summer heat and replenish moisture. Following natural yang qi strength in this season, you can sleep later and get up earlier. Take a short nap at noon to recharge.
．appropriately consume sweet and sour fruits such as pineapple and kiwi to improve your appetite
．always change and wash the clothes to avoid being stinky
．don’t sit next to air vents even when it’s hot