Chrysanthemum pillow that makes Lu You live long
Lu You (1125?
1210) was from Shanyin (now Shaoxing, Zhejiang) in Yuezhou, Southern Song Dynasty.
He is the largest poet in the developing world (about 9,300 poems in total), and he is also a long-lived person who lives 85 years.
Lu You attaches great importance to health, and using chrysanthemum pillows is one of his secret recipes for health.
Lu You repeatedly mentioned the situation of making and using chrysanthemum pillows in his “Swordsman’s Poetry Draft” and “Once again picking chrysanthemum quilt pillow sacs”, such as “The chrysanthemum pillow poems in the past 20 years.
“Picking chrysanthemums and sewing pillow pillows, full of room fragrance”, “Picking chrysanthemums to make pillow pouches, Quping deep and boring fragrance” and so on.
In his later years, Lu You wrote the poem “head wind, chrysanthemum pillow, foot stagnation and quinoa bed” in “Old State”.
These verses indicate that Lu You slept with a chrysanthemum pillow from an early age until he was old.
Chrysanthemum pillow is a medicinal pillow made of chrysanthemum, Chuanxiong, Danpi and Baiji.
Its main ingredient, chrysanthemum, is not only the famous flower under observation, but also the commonly used Chinese medicine.
Chinese medicine believes that chrysanthemum has the effect of clearing heat and detoxifying, and calming the liver.
The “Compendium of Materia Medica” of the Ming Dynasty said: “The chrysanthemum taste is sweet and bitter, and the nature is slightly cold . its seedlings can be vegetables, leaves can be simmered, flowers can be bait, roots can be used as medicine, and sacs can be pillows.
“Inhibition of staphylococcus, streptococcus, dysentery, influenza virus and dermatophyte.
Chuanxiong, Danpi and Baiji have the functions of promoting blood circulation, refreshing heat and cooling blood, expelling wind and relieving the skin, and promoting muscle analgesia.
Combining chrysanthemum with these three Chinese medicines can complement each other and enhance the effect of medicine.
When people are sleeping on a chrysanthemum pillow, the temperature and pressure of the head can gradually release the active ingredients of the medicine contained in the pillow, and enter the blood circulation from the lungs through breathing, thereby achieving the purposes of preventing and curing diseases and maintaining health.
People with hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke and other diseases often use chrysanthemum pillows to control certain adjuvant treatment effects.
If healthy people often use chrysanthemum pillows, they can improve sleep quality and prolong life expectancy. They will feel refreshed and full of energy during the day.
The production method of chrysanthemum pillows is: take 1000 grams of dried chrysanthemums, 400 grams of Chuanxiong, 200 grams each of Danpi and Baiji.
The above medicines are dried together and filled into the pillow core. Generally, each medicine pillow can be used continuously for about six months.