Buckwheat with Yam and Figs

Preparation:

2.5 cups water
1 cup buckwheat
dry figs :  chopped
1 cup of grated yam (I used the Okinawa, found at Berkeley Bowl)

Mix above:  cook on stovetop:  bring water to a boil, add dry ingredients and simmer covered for 20 minutes.  (Check water level as you cook; add more if needed.)  Turn off heating element.   Allow pot to sit for 10 minutes.  Serve warm.

Energetics:

Yin, Qi, Blood tonic. Aids the nervous system.  Increases energy to the brain, reproductive organs, Bladder and Kidneys, extremities, Heart, Lung, Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas, Large Intestines. Moves fluids.  Helps to remove damp conditions and toxins.  Clears sinuses.

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