Metal Softener

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Metal Softener
1 Banana
1 Pear
1/8 C Pine Nuts
1 T Honey

Chop up the banana and pear into desired slice sizes.

Heat a pan with your choice of oil. Once the oil has warmed up scoop in the Honey and let it melt into the oil. Add in the banana and pear slices to the oil and honey mixture. Use tongs or a spatula to flip the fruit pieces after about 1 minute. After 30seconds to a minute scoop out the fruit pieces and put them into a large bowl.

In the large bowl with the cooked fruit add in the pine nuts and stir it all together.

Have a seat somewhere comfortable and eat that hangover away!

TCM Analysis
Banana: Sweet, Cold; LU, LV, ST; Lubricates LI, Moistens LU, Detoxifies, Clears Heat; Shi heat and dryness, Constipation
Pear: Sweet, Cold; LU, LI, ST; Nourishes Fluids, Moistens Lung, Clears Heat and Resolves alcohol toxicity
Pine Nut: Sweet, Sl. Warm; LU, LI; Moistens and tonifies LU, Lubricates LI; Constipation, Chronic dry cough
Honey: Sweet, Neutral; SP, LU, LI; Moistens Dryness, Qi and Yin xu, Constipation, Dry Cough, Hoarse Voice

Overall Intended Actions
This recipe concentrates one moistening the LUs (for cough) and lubricating the LI (for constipation). With that, the Banana and Pear are going to help clear heat and resolve toxin which will be helpful for those who may have alcohol intoxication. Overall this recipe would be great for those with cough, constipation, and a killer hangover.