A popular fall recipe for healthy lungs is steamed pears.  Its function in Chinese
Medicine is to clear heat in the lung and moisten the lung.

Ingredients:

1 pear ( Asian pear for best results purchased at an Asian grocery), 2 tbs honey, 8
grams Chuan Bei Mu ( a Chinese herb to moisten the lung, purchased at a Chinese
herb store or AlterMed Acupuncture).

Instructions:

1. Grind Chuan Bei Mu into powder
2. Peel the pear and cut it into big pieces
3. Mix the pear, honey and powdered herb together
4. Steam the mixture in a double boiler method for 20 minutes
and it is ready to serve.  Serves 1-2 people.  Also, store in
refrigerator and reheat later.
Steamed Pears
AlterMed Acupuncture
8120 Penn Ave. S. #419
Bloomington, MN 55431
(952) 224 - 9610