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Pear Bai He Tea

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Phlegm Misting the Heart, Shen Calming

Siri Michel

Metal Imbalance; Lung Yin Deficiency; Hot Phlegm in Lung

Pear Bai He Tea


  • ½ cup dried unsweetened pears, diced (or 1 fresh pear, diced)
  • 12 grams bai he (if fresh, one lily bulb)
  • 1 bag green tea
  • 1 – 3 tsp honey
  • 3 cups water


  1. Put the pear, bai he and water in a non-reactive saucepan.
  2. Let soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook at simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat. Remove lid and add the green tea bag. Let steep for 3 minutes and remove.
  5. Add honey. Stir well to dissolve.
  6. Strain and enjoy. Eat the pear.
  7. When reheating, do so on the stovetop.

2 servings

Options: can easily double recipe and keep a jar in the refrigerator.


TCM properties

Ingredient: Taste, Temp, Organs Function

Pear: Cold, sweet; LU, LI; Moisten Lung, descend Lung qi, stop cough, transform phlegm, lubricate intestines, clear heat.

Bai he:  Sl. cold, sweet; LU, HRT; Moisten Lung, stop cough, clear HRT, calm mind, clear heat.

Green tea:  Cool, bitter, sweet; Resolve phlegm, promote digestion, clear mind, clear heat.

Honey:  Neutral to warm, sweet; SP,ST, LU; Nourish Yin, lubricate dryness, tonify Spleen.

CI:  severe Spleen Qi or Yang Deficiency; Cold-Phlegm of the Lung

Lung Yin Xu / TB-long mu san bai gao

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Lung yin xu / TB-long mu san bai gao ( it should look like syrup)
Ingredients: Long gu 100g, mu li 100g, san qi 50g, ji nei jing 100g, bai bu 50g, bai he 50g, bai bu 50g, feng mi 2000g
Fx: nourish the fluid and moisten the lung, stop coughing blood, break up stagnation. Also good for TB and coughing blood

How to make:
1. Grand all ingredients as powder and cook w/ water until it looks like congee and let cool down.
2. add honey in #1 and put in jar and preserve in the refrigerator
3. take twice a day and every time 10 g for more than 3 days
fx of herbs:
long gu: calm the liver, subdue the yang , benefit heart and kd
mu li: salty, astringe and cold. soft hardness, stop pain, calm the liver
san qi: stop bleeding and transform blood stasis; stop pain
ji nei jin: astringes the essence, soft hardness, fortify sp and st
bai bu: warm and moisten lung qi, suppress cough
bai he: moisten the lung, suppress cough.
feng mi: nourish ad harmonize the Mj, moisten dryness