甜杏仁、核桃仁各15 g。二者微炒，共捣碎研细，加密或白糖适量。分2次用开水冲调食。 源于《杨氏家藏方》（杏仁煎）。甜杏仁、胡桃仁能滋养肺肾、止咳平喘，蜂蜜润肺止咳。用于久患喘咳，肺肾两虚，干咳无痰，少气乏力等。亦可用于阴血虚亏，肠燥便秘或老人大便秘结。
Nan Xing Ren /Sweet Apricot Kernels (6 oz/bag)
Sweet apricot kernel (aka sweet almond) is often cooked with pears in Autumn to help reduce dry cough. It moistens the intestines to relax the bowels. Nan Xing Ren translates to Southern Xing Ren. Nan Xing Ren is commonly used to relieve coughing and wheezing. It also benefits joint health, supports cardiovascular health and boosts the immune system. (1stchineseherbs.com)
Northern apricot kernel is bitter. Apricot kernel is prepared by removing the skin which is toxic.
From the manufacturer:
According to "Ben Cao Bian Du": Sweet in taste and calm in nature.
According to "Sichuan Zhongyao Zhi": Flat in nature, sweet in taste, non-toxic. It entering Lung Meridian, Large Intestine Meridian. Effects: Moisturize the lungs and relieve asthma. Cures asthenia, cough and asthma, dry intestinal constipation.
- Two Nuts paste
15 g each of sweet apricot kernel and walnuts.
The two are stir-fried, mashed and finely ground, add sugar or honey to taste. Mix the nuts with boiling water. Sweet apricot kernel and walnuts can nourish the lungs and kidneys, relieve cough and asthma, and honey can nourish the lungs and relieve cough. Used for chronic asthma and cough, deficiency of both lungs and kidneys, dry cough without sputum, qi deficiency and fatigue, etc. It can also be used for yin and blood deficiency, dry bowel constipation or constipation in the elderly.
- Two apricot porridge
20 grams of apricot kernel, 15 grams of ginkgo (peeled), 100 grams of steamed rice.
Simmer the apricot kernel and ginkgo biloba with water until they are half cooked, then add stalk rice and cook into porridge. When cooked it is ready to eat. Efficacy: Xuanfei dispelling cold, expelling phlegm and relieving asthma.
- Apricot kernel porridge
50 grams of japonica rice, 20 grams sweet apricot kernel, white onion, and sugar.
Grind the apricot kernel into a puree, wash the rice well, add a proper amount of boiling water to the two-flavor phase, and boil it over a slow heat.
Dosage: 2 times a day; It can be used as breakfast and dinner. Take warm as needed.
Efficacy: relieve cough and relieve asthma. Suitable for cough and asthma. Regular consumption of healthy people can prevent disease and strengthen the body.