Each month of the year has a connection to a particular organ of the body according to traditional Chinese medicine. Simply speaking, each month provides a chance for you to do something nice for that organ. November is lung month and as you might have guessed from this entry’s picture, pears are a nice thing to do for your lungs.
Take your favorite type of pear and core it. Fill the center with honey and steam until soft. The next step: enjoy!
This recipe is particularly good for lungs that feel dry, if you have a dry cough, if you live in a dry climate that dehydrates you easily. (Get the idea that pears hydrate?) They are also good anytime after a cold or if you just have a persistent cough.
Here are the other months of the year and their organs:
June-san jiao (I know- what the heck is a san jiao? Use this month to do something great for your lymph system)
October-pericardium (considered a separate organ in TCM)