Barley with Pumpkin Seeds

Preparation:

1 cup   whole barley, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds:  pan roasted            , ground to powder
3 cups water, with a pinch of sea salt

Bring water to a boil. Salt water lightly with sea salt.  Add barley.  Reduce heat so that the water is simmering.  Cook barley 40 – 50 minutes for barley to become tender.  When water is absorbed, turn burner off.  OR:  Use slow cooker on low for 7 hours with 3.5 cups water.  Add ground pumpkin seeds, stir.

Energetics:

Opens the heart, bronchia, sinuses, moves fluids and phlegm.  Relaxes the brain, throat, limbs, back, Lungs.  Invigorates the sex organs.  Sends energy to extremities, stimulating fingers and toes.  Yin tonic—satisfies deep energy needs.  Aids Large Intestines, Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas.

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