Wednesday, September 14, 2005
In the west, our doctors refer to the "common cold".
In Asia, the practicioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have discovered five different types of colds.
A common home remedy for colds that the Chinese people have used for hundreds of years is a recipe of Asian pears cooked in rock candy.
Slice the pears
add water and rock candy
cook on the stove till syrup thickens
Eat the pears and sip the warm syrup.
It breaks up the flem and alleviates symptoms.
Its the Asian version of Chicken soup.