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PEAR POWER FOR COUGHS

Yields1 Serving

This is a traditional Chinese recipe for coughs. Pears have a cool essence that travels to the Lung and Large Intestine meridians, helping to relieve coughs and any excess heat in the Lung. Honey is a food that helps to moisten the Lung.

 4 cups water
 ΒΌ cup almonds (about a handful), chopped
  2 pears (any variety), cut into pieces
 1 or 2 pieces tangerine peel
 2 to 3 Tablespoons honey
1

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.

2

Add the almonds, pears and tangerine peel.

3

Allow the mixture to boil down to two cups. Stir in the honey.

4

Drink while warm once or twice a day for about a week.