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What other names is Pear known by?

Nashi Pear, Pears, Pera, Peral, Poir, Poire, Poirier, Poirier Commun, Pyrus asiae-mediae, Pyrus balansae, Pyrus bourgaeana, Pyrus communis, Pyrus domestica, Pyrus elata, Pyrus medvedevii.

What is Pear?

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems.
  • Colic.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Liver disorders.
  • Spasms.
  • Tumors.
  • Fevers.
  • Constipation.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pear for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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