It is the earliest existing Chinese medical classic to systematically summarize the achievements of traditional Chinese medicine prior to the Qin and Han Dynasties.
Scholars are unsure exactly when the book was completed, but it is believed to have been written in the Warring States Period, then enlarged and revised by medical scientists in the Qin and Han Dynasties. According to legend, Huang Di was born in Youxiong.
Chinese emperors in ancient times indulged in sensual pleasures and lost their kidney semen, therefore, they were short-lived; however, Emperor Wudi of the Liang Dynasty, who believed in Buddhism, lived more than 80 years because he had less sex. Buddhists sat in meditation, worked, ate vegetarian food, and rejected sex, not to build their health, but to practice Buddhist doctrine.
Therefore, only people outside the Buddhist school thought about whether Buddhist philosophy dealt with health building.
The five fruits are peach, plum, apricot, chestnut, and date.
The five animals are ox, sheep, pig, chicken, and dog, and the five vegetables are herbaceous plants, leaves of pulse plants (peas, beans, lentils), Allium bakeri (plants of the lily family), onion, and chives.
One reason is because they concentrate on chanting Buddhist scriptures and so have few distracting thoughts running through their minds.
They are totally indifferent to personal honor, disgrace, gain, or loss in the physical world.
They advocate dispelling all private desires and distracting thoughts, doing good deeds, and being altruistic.Eat them if they smell good so as to nourish te semen and replenish vital energy.The five cereals are round grained, non glutinous rice, wheat, red beans, soy beans, and glutinous millet.His family name was Gongsun and his given name was Xuanyuan.He grew up on the Ji River, so his family name was Ji.