“Cold Dew” is the 17 solar term of the 24 solar terms and falls on October 8 or October 9 each year. It means that it’s colder than “White Dews” and the dews are becoming frost.“寒露”是24节气中的第17个节气，通常是在每年的10月8日到10月9日，这一节气的到来将意味着天气比“白露”更冷，露水将会冻结成霜。
During this period, most of the areas around Nan ling enter autumn and north-east and north-west of China will soon enter winter. When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 195 degrees, the swan gooses fly to south in a “single line” , most of the sparrows are gone and chrysanthemum starts to bloom.
During “Cold Dew” period, the most obvious climate feature is “dry”. When it’s dry, sweat often evaporate very quickly and people can feel skin stretched, wrinkle increased, being thirsty, and often cough. Eating sesame, nut, tremella, radish, tomato, lotus root, milk and lily can help nourishing Yin Qi and moistening dryness. It’s also very good to eat some fruits such as snow pear, banana, Hami melon, apple and grape.