Yaoshan has a long history in China as a preparation that contains the essence of Chinese traditional medicine, keeps the taste of food, and promotes health. Its properties are mild, its burden on the intestine and stomach is small, and its curative effects are reliable. It is both useful and easy to prepare. Therefore, it is very popular in China. Yaoshan serves as both as a food and as a drug. It can prevent diseases and treat diseases, promote health and build up the body. In addition,it can maintain the countenance, improve looks, and prolong life. It is effective as a medicine, but it has no bitter taste. Being delicious and pleasing to the eye, it can raise and satisfy people’s appetites, gradually promoting resistance to diseases, and adjusting the body to its optimal state.
The Tropic of Cancer runs through the middle of Guangxi, and the subtropical climate of much of the province helps to make Guangxi home to the second largest number of varieties of Chinese medicinal herbs in China, after neighboring Yunnan Province. At present, Guangxi is investing in the construction of the largest botanical garden of Chinese medicinal herbs in China, which will provide a sound foundation for the promotion and development of yaoshan. The foods in Nanning are widespread and well-known, with yaoshan beingisone important part of the foods here. Below are for the readers’ informationare the formulas and cooking methods for ten classic yaoshan dishes.