甘菘 / Gan Song
In spicy hot pot soup or brine, a plush, black-brown root-shaped spice is commonly used. Chengdu people call it vanilla, Chongqing people call it "sweet dodder", in fact, it should be called "sweet dodder", also known as "sweet dodder". Gladiolus odor spicy, similar to strong turpentine oil and gas odor, has the function of regulating qi, relieving pain, opening depression and awakening the spleen. It is used as a traditional Chinese medicine to treat chest and abdominal distension, stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite and indigestion. This spice is added to spicy hot pot soup or brine, which has a strong fragrance. However, attention should be paid to the amount of grasp, one dose should not exceed 5 grams, otherwise the fragrance is "boring".
丁香 / Clove
Clove is also called male clove and seed clove. It is the bud of clove. Dry food is often used in cooking. It has a strong fragrance. It tastes harsh and numb tongue. It has a warm taste. It has the functions of warming the stomach, stopping hiccups, dispelling wind and relieving pain. The dosage in cooking should be less than 1-2 grams, and must not be used more.
八角 / Anise
Anise is also known as anise, also known as fennel, dacai, August pearl, which is more familiar to people. It is characterized by the fragrance of the smell and the sweetness of the taste. Its nature, taste, temperature, appetizer in the warm, cold treatment of hernia effect. In cooking, it can be used in hot pot, braised in red and brine. Because of its fragrance, some people like to be annoyed, so it is more flexible in use, 5-10 grams is appropriate.
小茴香 / Fennel
Fennel is also known as fennel, coriander, Huaixiang, fennel. Most areas of the country are cultivated, and people are familiar with it. Its fresh stems and leaves are often used in cooking to make fennel coumarin, fennel stuffed dumplings and so on. Its ripe fruit is like a small paddy grain or cumin, with a special aroma. As a spice, it is widely used in braised, brine and spicy hot pot. In the aspect of medicinal use, it has the functions of promoting qi, relieving pain, strengthening stomach and dispelling cold.
草果 / Fructus Amomi
The fruit of a ginger plant, grass and fruit, tastes strange and unpleasant. It has the functions of drying dampness, invigorating the spleen, dispelling phlegm, warming the mid-temperature, cold-fighting and anti-malaria. It can be patted or used as a whole in cooking. It can be cooked with beef or brine as spices, and its flavor is excellent. Grass and fruit should not be used in spicy hot pot and brine. It is more suitable to put 3 to 5.