I remembered when I was a little girl I didn’t like eating white radish; my parents told me there is a Chinese saying, ‘the doctors would be jobless when people eat Chinese leaf and white radish regularly’. It means eating good healthy food will provent you from getting sick . From that time on, I wasn’t choosy for foods; I believe every food does its own work to make the internal body harmonious.
So do you believe healthy food is the best medicine?
A legend has it that, Jiaozi, or dumplings stuffed with meat, vegetables or seafood, was a medcine for curing ear frostbite. Zhang Zhongjin, one of the most renowned doctor in ancient China, boiled the mutton, pepper, and some herbal medicine, and later put them in dough, gave out to the patients. The soup and the dumpling helped accelerate the blood circulation, hence curing the frostibite.