This warming recipe will help you combat colds as well as seasonal allergies. Cinnamon directly adds to your body’s “fire” that keeps your organs and entire body warm and functioning well, which is crucial for addressing allergies. Ginger is warming and beneficial for Lung; its spicy taste helps to push energy to the surface of the skin, boosting the immune system. For a sweeter, more substantial drink, add 1-2 minced pears, which are especially good for Lung energy. Pine nuts support Kidney energy and raw honey strengthens Lung and Large Intestine energy.
Bring water to a boil with cinnamon sticks and ginger.
Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Using a sieve, strain into cups and sprinkle roasted pine nuts on top.
Serve with raw honey if desired.