The Cold Dew means the air temperature is lower than that on the days of the White Dew, during which the dew on the ground is colder and almost condenses into frost.
The Cold Dew (Han Lu, “寒露” in Chinese) is the 17th term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms (a supplementary system in the Chinese calender to guide farm work) and falls on sometime around Oct. 8 or Oct. 9, when the sun moves to the celestial longitude of 195 degrees. The Cold Dew means the air temperature is lower than that on the days of the White Dew, during which the dew on the ground is colder and almost condenses into frost. The Cold Dew is a transitional period between cool and cold days, during which people can sense the coming of winter.
On the days of the Cold Dew, it is better to eat a proper amount of sweet, light and nourishing food, such as pear, persimmon, banana, carrot, white gourd, lotus root, fungus, kelp, nori, and so on, according to your own physical condition, which can strengthen your spleen and stomach, nourish your kidney and intestines, and ease thirst, etc. Warm food such as hot medicated gruel and porridge with sugarcane, Adenophora root, Polyghace Seche, etc. is recommended for breakfast, for polished round-grained rice and glutinous rice are good for spleen and stomach.