Strange carp can cure edema
Regarding the word “fish”, there are many ways to write oracle bones. For example, yú, you can see at first glance that this is a pictograph: the prominent mouth, pectoral and dorsal fins, and the fish scales intertwined with twill.
“Said the text” said: “Fish, water bugs also.
Pictographs, fishtails and swallowtails. ”
During the development of ancient civilizations, the fishing and hunting civilization predates the agricultural civilization, so fish was also the first creature known, captured and eaten by the ancestors.
As early as 6,000 years ago in the Neolithic era, the patterns of fish and fishing tools have appeared on the rare colored pottery at that time.
For example, the world-famous man-faced fish pattern pot unearthed in Banpo, Shaanxi. The body of the vessel is a red terracotta robe, and the inside wall of the vessel is painted with two symmetrical human-face patterns and fish-patterns.The worship of fish is a true portrayal of fishing and hunting life at the time, and it also implies some kind of primitive witchcraft worship.
In addition to fishing for fruit, the ancestors have long recognized the fact that fish can cure diseases.
Fish is also one of the first drugs explicitly documented by Oracle.
The oracle bone inscriptions unearthed by Yin Xiu have records of fish treating abdominal diseases.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that there are two types of abdominal diseases, either cold or hot. The ancients also believed that fish was hot, and the “Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine” should be recorded as “Fisher makes people hot.”
The oracle bone inscription said that “treatment with fish”, the patient’s illness should be “cold”, so use “fish” to treat cold abdominal disease.
This shows that as early as the Yin and Shang dynasties, the ancients had been able to use certain foods to treat corresponding diseases.
This may also be the original source of medicine and food homology.
In the history of traditional Chinese medicine, the medical treatment of fish by successive doctors has continued.
At the same time, Chinese medicine believes that different types of fish have different sexual tastes and therapeutic effects.
In contrast, carp is the most documented in the Materia Medica literature.
“Shen Nong’s Compendium of Materia Medica” states: “The carp is sweet and flat, with good effects on water, swelling, qi, and milk.
Treatment of swelling and fullness, athlete’s foot, jaundice, cough and gas regurgitation, milk leak. ”
“Compendium of Materia Medica” also said: “The carp is better at urination, so it can eliminate swelling, jaundice, beriberi, wheezing, and hot and humid diseases.
“In clinical practice, carp has two main applications: one treatment for edema and unfavorable urination; and one treatment for maternal milk failure.
Regarding the use of carp to treat edema and unfavorable prescriptions, “The Secret of Waitai” edited by Wang Yi of the Tang Dynasty has the following record: “Take the carp head, the largest, remove the head and tail and bones, and only take the meat and water.One liter of red beans, boiled with fish, you can take more than two liters of juice, twist the raw cloth to simmer.
Immediate service, if not, divided into two services.
After the service is warm and warm.
This recipe is simple and easy to use. The two flavors of “carp” and “red bean” are common things. The combination of the two is not only a delicious dish, but also has a good curative effect.
Today, in the treatment of patients with edema nephritis, Chixiaodou is often used for medicine, but no doctor has written a carp in the prescription; even if there is such a doctor’s prescription, I am afraid that it will be ridiculed and doubted by laymen, it is a sigh!
The medicinal value of the most common carp is still so. The variety of other fish, especially the less common fish, such as many deep-sea fish, is even more important.
On this topic, it is really possible to write a monograph.
In fact, more than just fish, everything in the world has its unnoticeable function, or its wonderful use other than common functions, but it is not known to the world.
For Chinese medicine, many things that people usually use as food often have special curative effects. This is the reason that the ancients often said that the medicine and food are homologous.