7 Trade - Cooking - Medicine
From the time of the Silk Road, merchants brought new knowledge about plants, food and medicines.
Avicena and Amasiatsi studied the properties of products, minerals and used them to treat people. Some of their knowledge has been tested by modern medicine and they are successfully applied.
But here it is necessary to remember, this will help one person, and another may not help and here you need to understand that self-treatment was good in the 12th century, but not 21.
Trade, it is also the introduction of new garden crops to new lands. Trade is and new culinary techniques and dishes. Trade is new medicines, traditions, traditional medicine.
In particular, from China one tree came to us, 6 meters high. While the fruits were slightly greenish, they were tasty, slightly sour and as they ripened, turned brown, soft, the structure of the fetus changed and looked like cotton. The fruit itself was sweet, tart, astringent.
Usually, this fruit was used in traditional medicine to normalize the work of the heart and reduce blood pressure.
The tree had several names, we had it known as Unabi. And he was also known by code names - "Zizi; an infusion of power", "Yuyuba Chinese" or colloquially "Chinese date". It appeared in our country only in the 60s of the 20th century.
The leaves of this tree have an anesthetic effect. The fruits themselves are used to reduce the effect of the disease with the FLU. Treat bronchi, gastrointestinal tract, insomnia.
Here is the culinary traditional food for the 60-80s of the 20th century:
Black tea is a drink based on black tea brewing, instead of milk, boiling water and melted butter, crackers, and salt.
Sweet Yutangza - sweet steam dumplings. Interestingly, 1 kg of flour accounted for 500 grams of powdered sugar, 200 grams of fat cream 50 percent (and you rarely see this now), 30 grams of yeast and 2 cups of water!
Milk millet porridge for 1 kg of millet, 2 liters of milk, 100 g of ghee and 2-3 stl. Sahara.
Manty with bacon and sugar. Stuffing is curious - 1 kg of fat tail, 300 g of granulated sugar and 1 cup of sour milk to lubricate the finished dish.
Balls of dough fried in oil - they have seen the same in India and Turkey.
Yupka - pancake cake.
Fried sugared noodles (explicit borrowing from the Bashkirs).
Samus - layered patties with nut (raisins) filling.
Syrups from boiled fruit or berry juices.
Molasses from the berries.
Sweetness, prepared from soap root, sugar, protein, vanilla.
Oftob hum kand - colloquially, rose water with sugar.
Badrok - fried corn in sugar syrup.
Oat flour from mulberries (mulberry).
Badrok halvah - grilled corn halva with nuts.
But the magic drugs of the times of the Silk Road also went:
Mumiyo volunteer means that came through the millennium or not yet fully studied means? The first does not cancel the second. Numerous studies have been conducted, but there is no definite answer yet.
What is a mummy? It is a natural formation, of different colors, from brown to black, with different textures from solid to grainy. It contains vegetable, mineral and animal impurities. It looks like something on the pitch.
"Mumiyo", for example, is mined in Central Asia in the mountains, caves.
This unprecedented product, of unknown origin, scientists still do not exactly know how "mumiyo" is obtained. And it is mined in Central Asia, Altai, India, Tibet, etc.
The composition of "mumiyo" contains a large number of different trace elements. In medieval medicine, Avicenna pointed out in his writings about him. Like the artichoke, mumiyo promotes the regeneration of liver cells.
In medical practice, "mumiyo" is used as a means of treatment and the fastest healing of fractures.
Each country probably has its own, some special preparations used both in traditional medicine and modern medicine.
In the 21st century, relying solely on traditional medicine from the 12th to 16th centuries is somehow doubtful. Anyway, these tools can be used only after consultation with your doctor, and a good one.
The second magic tea from the time of the Silk Road (probably will appear in the first and second novels)
When traveling in the steppes and mountains, sometimes comes across an amazing, natural, tea. Keyik ut, deer grass in Latin Ziziph; ra (Zesifora). Shepherds and mountain dwellers love her.
In pharmacies, it is sold as tea. In the old days, they were treated for heart, bronchitis, toothache, and it was also a sedative and anesthetic.
It grows in Central Asia...
Tea from it in cold days reminds of the past summer, mountain herbs, free steppe, sun, turquoise sky.
Deer say they eat this grass during their illnesses, and that's the name that comes from it, but whether it is true or fiction is difficult to judge. Maybe just folklore.
Somehow I caught a cold, and the work came over the roof, it was necessary to upload a digital map for the reconstruction of a separate section of the Silk Road and a caravanserai of 7-11 centuries. The matter is simple, to get up on your feet in one day, if the cold is mild. The main thing is not to start the disease. Tthen I remembered the tea with which I regaled in a distant mountain village, a forester from the reserve.
Tea was made from mint and crystalline sugar. We have such traditional sugar, crystalline. Some authors claim that some spices are added to it, or even it is cooked in grape juice. Probably such sugar exists, but not in the usual sale, but is made to order by restaurants or teahouses.
Ordinary crystal sugar is sold in supermarkets and markets. It is made from sugar syrup, tying a lot of cotton strings over the boiler, where sugar then crystallizes.
Some people write that this product is environmentally friendly, it's curious how sugar can be? However, it is this sugar that has some healing properties, for example, it strengthens with diarrhea. Black tea with this sugar well helps or boiling water infused on this sugar with mint or basil, contributes to excessive sweating, which is good for colds.
It should be remembered that each person is unique, has its own contraindications, and apply these or other healing properties of products, only after the "approval" of a qualified attending physician.