In spring, people often feel thirsty. Sometimes after drinking water, dry mouth can be alleviated; However, sometimes, even drinking water can not alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Why is this?
In fact, it is well understood from the theory of traditional Chinese medicine that the phenomenon of “dry mouth” is called “Yin Deficiency” in traditional Chinese medicine. In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the human body is divided into yin and Yang: Yin represents the blood, saliva, tears, semen and other liquids in the body. When dry mouth can be alleviated by drinking water, it proves that yin deficiency in the body is caused by excess Yang Qi. Therefore, after replenishing the water belonging to Yin Qi, yin and Yang in the human body are balanced, and the symptoms of dry mouth are alleviated. When dry mouth cannot be alleviated after replenishing water, it means that Yin fluid in the body is seriously insufficient.
To fundamentally treat dry mouth, drinking water alone is not enough. It is necessary to nourish yin and generate saliva. There are many ways to nourish yin. If the symptoms of yin deficiency are not obvious, you can start with dietotherapy and eat more of the following foods at ordinary times:
1. Duck meat: usually it can be used to cook soup or braised as a dish. Duck meat is cold in nature. People with deficiency of spleen and stomach yin and frequent diarrhea should not use it.
2. Sugarcane: it can be eaten raw or squeezed into sugarcane juice for daily use. Sugarcane is cold in nature, and it should not be used when the spleen and stomach are deficient in cold and wet. Because of its high sugar content, diabetes patients should not use it.
3. Lily: usually cooked or porridge. Lily is cold in nature, and should not be used for cold pain in the epigastrium, diarrhea caused by deficiency of the spleen and stomach, and cough caused by exogenous wind cold.
4. Black Sesame: it can be boiled into porridge or ground into black sesame powder. Do not take black sesame if it is slippery for the intestines, weak for the spleen and loose stool.