PEAR Overview Information
Pear is a tree. Pears, the fruit, are used to make medicine.
People use pears for mild digestion problems, diarrhea, severe diarrhea (cholera), colic, constipation, fluid retention, and nausea. They also use pears for a hardened liver (liver sclerosis), spasms, tumors, and fever.
Some people apply pears directly to the skin as a drying agent.
In foods, pears are eaten as fresh or preserved fruit, and used in cooking.
How does it work?
Pear fruit contains a substance called pectin, which might help reduce diarrhea.
PEAR Side Effects & Safety
Pears are safe for most people when eaten in normal food amounts. But, there isn't enough information to know if pears are safe when used as medicine or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pears are safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if they are safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stick with food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The appropriate dose of pear depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pear. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.