The dew in autumn is not white. Why is it called "Bai dew"?

Author:Red net forum Time:2022.09.21

In the 24 solar terms, Bailu does not show the mountain dew, which is a transitional solar term. After Bai Lu, it is the autumnal equinox. From the summer solstice and winter changes, it is about to usher in the most critical conversion point.

"The Book of Songs" has a cloud: "》 Cang Cang, white dew is frost." The temperature of the autumn weather is low, the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the water vapor accumulated in the atmosphere is condensed on the plants. When the sun rises in the morning, it forms a piece of autumn with light dew. These bright dew is not white. Why is it called "white dew"?

It turned out that the ancient Chinese thought about the world according to the golden wood, water, fire, and soil, and the five elements corresponding to the five colors, that is, the color of Jiayewood in spring, the color of the fire in the summer, the central pentagram of the center White, the color of Rengui water in winter is black. Therefore, autumn dew is called "Bai Lu" according to the color of autumn.

There are some special customs in Bai Lu during Bai Lu, such as: Nanjing has the custom of drinking Bailu tea, spring tea is tender but not resistant, and summer tea is too bitter, while the tea after Bai Lu has a glycol. Fuzhou people have the custom of eating longan over -dew. It is said that eating a longan that day is equivalent to eating a chicken, which can make up for the body.

There are customs in some areas of Zhejiang, and in Cangnan, Pingyang and other places, people will collect the "ten -like white" in Chinese medicine. inflammation. This "ten -like white" refers to ten kinds of herbs with "white", such as white gibbers, white hair bitterness, white peony, white cotton, etc., echoing "Bai Lu".

The Chinese folk has the custom of "receiving and dew" in Bailu. The "Compendium of Materia Medica" records: "When the autumn dew is complicated, it is charged by the plate, and it is as fried as a stretch." When you are not sighed, the more illness, the more you get rid of the thirst, it is light and not hungry, and the muscles are pleasing. " Therefore, the dew has become the most special "ritual" for Bailu.

Netizens hotly discussion:

@ @: Obviously it grows in summer. Why is it called winter melon?

@: The ancients had their own understanding of everything, but it is difficult for us to understand today.

@8072399: White is a bit sad, such as "white moonlight and cinnabar mole", "white teenager head", etc., a little bit injured, of course, except "White Angel".

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