Winter tonic – the health of the Emperor Qianlong
There were not many high-income people in the emperor, but the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty was healthy all his life.
This is because the Emperor Qianlong attaches great importance to drinking soup in the winter. At this point, we must be in line with him.
Why does Qianlong want to drink soup in the winter?
This is the result of his deep understanding of health.
In the winter, the wind is cold, the things are crouching, the yang in the nature is hidden, and the yin is strong. Therefore, the winter health should start from Yangyin and Tibetan yang.
Latent yang, maintenance of Yin.
So pay attention to kidney.
Qianlong loves to drink soup, and the royal chef will grind all kinds of medicinal materials in proportion, then put them into the pot together with the tripe to deposit nutrients. After cooking for six hours, the soup is made into soup. It is said that this soup can delay aging, nourishing yin and yang.
Now use the tripe, bovine bone, add Chinese angelica, Codonopsis, medlar and other traditional Chinese medicine stew for two hours.
So how do you cook the soup?
In general, the soup time constant.
Use the knowledge in the “Compendium of Materia Medica” to analyze this soup, beef “Anzhong Yiqi, raise the spleen and stomach”, Angelica, Codonopsis can supplement qi and blood, 鏋告潪 is the best product of nourishing liver and kidney.
Such slow-cooked soup, meat or bones, including Chinese angelica, Codonopsis pilosula, whether it is a medicinal ingredient or a nutrient ingredient dissolved in the soup, is easy to absorb, especially for the elderly with poor spleen and stomach function.
The winter climate is dry and the soup is both nutritious and hydrating.
In addition, the hot soup is the best for the cold.
In addition to drinking soup, Qianlong is very temperate in drinking. He always drinks moderately according to different seasons.
Among the many tonics, the Qianlong Emperor’s favorite tonic is Songling Taipingchun. Whenever the winter is tonic, Qianlong often drinks this wine.
The wine has the effect of promoting blood circulation and protecting the cold. After adding the medicine, the medicine dissolves in the wine to promote the nourishing effect.
In addition, medicinal liquor is a medicine, not a wine. If you put the Chinese medicine into the wine and drink it, it is a medicine. It is a kind of proprietary Chinese medicine preparation, so it is necessary to drink according to your own constitution, and control the amount of alcohol.
Qianlong’s longevity also lies in his use of medicine baits to supplement.
Ginseng is the first choice for Qing medicinal products.
Ginseng can make up the vitality, replenish the spleen and lungs, thirst and soothe the nerves.
Qianlong’s tonic ginseng does not exceed 3 grams per day. It is eaten continuously from the age of 50. The method is to cut the ginseng into pieces and put it in the mouth. This not only makes the medicine even, but also promotes the secretion of digestive juice and helps digestion.
The above is the health prescription of Emperor Qianlong, and the current standard of living has improved. It is not difficult for ordinary people to maintain their health like an emperor.
We can make delicious soups that the ancient emperors can enjoy in our own kitchen.