Steamed Pears and Almonds: Dry Cough Remedy

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has very specific remedies for different types of colds depending on the symptoms.

In the fall, the colds tend to be drying, there is a dry chronic cough.  It is often by accompanied by a deep congestion in the chest.  We call this dry phlegm because it is difficult to expectorate and causes and chronic long term dry cough.

Many cold remedies come from seasonal foods and herbs.   By far my favorite food for dry cough is steamed Asian pear with almonds.  It’s very easy to make.  This is an adaptation of a traditional remedy called … Read More