People use pears for many conditions, including indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting, and liver scarring (cirrhosis), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, pears are eaten as fresh or preserved fruit, and used in cooking.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Athletic performance. Early research shows that taking a carbohydrate supplement obtained from pears before and during a long-distance cycle ride seems to improve overall cycling time in athletic men.
- Hangover. Early research shows that drinking Korean pear juice 30 minutes before drinking alcohol seems to help reduce hangover symptoms 15 hours later by a small amount.
- Obesity. Early research shows that eating pears 3 times daily between meals while on a calorie-controlled diet might help reduce weight by a small amount over 12 weeks.
- An infection of the intestines that causes diarrhea (cholera).
- Fluid retention.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Liver scarring (cirrhosis).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for PEAR overview.
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