We are searching data for your request:
Oregon trees which produce spiky fruit (Acer) are a great addition to community gardens and orchards. With a green spiky seedhead (the sepals), these trees produce apples which have a delicious and juicy texture. Aerides denticulata, which produces nectariferous fruits (tubular in form) on spiny branches, is a source of distilled liquor.
Citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, loquat, and carambola are common fruits eaten by most of the Chinese population. Black currant (Ribes nigrum) is also widely used. Citrus fruits, as well as other citrus fruits such as limes, guava, peaches, and apricots are very popular fruits eaten in Mainland China. It is well known that oranges are very important for weight control and are still in high demand, as evidenced by the new crop of orange sellers in Nanning's streets during the summer. Orange and guava are the main sources of fresh juice, while black currant is the main source of fresh juice among the northern Chinese. Orange juice is consumed in place of water, sometimes combined with coffee or tea for a meal, but the volume of orange juice consumed is much smaller than that of water.
Apple tree, citrus fruits and maize
In northern China, apple trees and citrus fruits are grown in orchards together with maize, rice and other crops. Maize, rice and other crops are sown in preparation for the spring and summer.
Tea is popular all year around, and chrysanthemum, peony, and lotus are also very important. Among the fruits, oranges, cherries, and guava are highly desirable. Cantonese like to eat dashe (green gooseberries). In the spring, gardeners in northern China often seed maize, cucumber, broad beans and cabbage. By the beginning of spring, all the vegetables and fruits, especially oranges, are put out in the sun to dry.
Nuts and vegetables
The inland areas of China produce most of the world's peanuts. China has the largest farmlands of soybeans, wheat, and corn. The southern provinces of Hunan, Guangdong, and Fujian produce the most cabbage, broccoli, and watermelon.
Chinese traditional medicine
Cultivation of medicinal plants in China is regulated by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM). An amount of herbs, medicinal materials, and herbal medicines was about 93 billion yuan in 2005. Within this context, ethnic minority groups and local autonomous prefectures, like Yanan and Heilongjiang, not only have ethnocultural but also economically self-sufficient economies.
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient medical system and as such has a long and rich history in China. Medicine and healthcare are held in high esteem and an important part of cultural identity in Chinese society. Traditional Chinese medicine, like its Western counterpart, is based on the relationship between the patient and the medicinal plants. However, the most important difference is that in Chinese medicine there is a large emphasis on the use of herbs. In the 15th century, it was estimated that China had about 70,000 medicinal plants and each year, between 7,000 and 10,000 herbs are in high demand and traded. However, in the 21st century China has about 30,000 medicinal plants.
A number of significant discoveries have been made in the history of Chinese medicine and biological science. The discovery of antibiotics, chemotherapy and isolation of protein has been one of the great achievements of modern medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine began with the oral examination of the patient and the diagnosis of the disease and the treatment could be focused on the illness. After years of practice, TCM developed its own effective ways to treat various illnesses. Various herbs, which were indigenous to China, were used to treat disease. In the past, traditional medicine has suffered from rapid modernization, which led to the ban of herbal medicines.
Chinese Medicine is also divided into two categories, Chinese herbal medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is a herbal therapy based on Chinese medicine in the treatment of illnesses, including diet and prescriptions of medicinal herbs. Prescriptions of Chinese herbal medicine were developed by traditional Chinese doctors in treating disease and following a "four fundamentals": similar to the Western concept of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. TCM doctors do not use laboratory or instrumental tests. The diagnosis of TCM mainly depends on observing the symptoms of the patient and following a standard form of Chinese medicine examination.
In a traditional Chinese medical clinic, herbal remedies, massage therapy, and acupuncture are used. One important part of traditional Chinese medical treatment is the production of herbal medicine. People tend to prefer to seek help from herbal medicine due to its effectiveness and safety. As the development of TCM, herbal products have come out and enjoyed tremendous success. In the last decade, the share of herbal medicine in