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Pear in folk medicine


Continuation. The beginning is in the article A look at the pear from the other side.

In folk medicine, the fruits of all varieties of pears, both fresh and dried, have long been used as a fixative for intestinal disorders, which is explained by the significant content of tannins and astringents in the fruits.

There is one more wonderful quality of the pear - it helps well with severe mushroom poisoning. And its seeds have antihelminthic properties.

Unlike apples, pears are also beneficial for lung diseases. This was known to the ancient Arab physicians. Pear juice reduces the cough reflex. With bronchitis, cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, it is recommended to use boiled and baked pears, a decoction of dried pears, and pear jam. In the same cases, pear gum (resin) is also useful. It is taken 4–5 g per day with warm water.

Pear fruits contain a lot of potassium. Therefore, it has a beneficial effect on palpitations, acts well as a diuretic. It is also useful in cases of urinary tract infections. has antimicrobial action.

Pear is useful for liver diseases. And for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in children, pear compote is very useful, because the tannins contained in the pear cause the coagulation of the protein of bacterial cells and promote the healing of ulcers of the intestinal mucosa, have a positive effect on the state of the gallbladder.

Pear Chizhevskaya

Doctors-naturopaths recommend using pear juice 0.5 cups 2-3 times a day. This is due to the fact that the pear contains the same active substance as the leaves of the bearberry medicinal - arbutin. The systematic use of compotes and decoctions of dried pears can help men over 50 to avoid some male problems and speed up their treatment.

Potassium salts and trace elements contained in pears cause the release of fluid from the body of waste products. The body is cleansed of a large amount of toxic substances that were formed as a result of its vital activity.

Pear jelly and oat broth with dried pears give children with diarrhea, and pure pear juice is useful for severe mushroom poisoning. Pear fruits are low in calories and are useful for eating overweight people.

Pear has a refreshing effect, quenches thirst well at high temperatures, helping to lower it. In a febrile state, it has an analgesic and antiseptic effect. For cooking decoction it is necessary to boil 1 glass of dry crushed pears until tender in 0.5 liters of water, insist in a warm place for 4–5 hours. Take a decoction of 0.5 cups 4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Pears are good for treating anemia. To do this, the fruits are peeled, the pulp is kneaded with a pestle and mixed with two teaspoons of honey.

It is believed that a thick broth of pears in water helps with severe headaches. It must be taken orally or used for lotions.

Like most fruits, pears should not be overused. They should be eaten in moderation and not on an empty stomach, but 1–1.5 hours after eating. Pears should not be consumed before a hearty meal. After a pear, you should not drink water, especially damp and cold water, as well as eat dense foods and meat. Sour and tart varieties of pears are contraindicated for the elderly and those suffering from disorders of the nervous system.

You should also know that sour and very tart varieties of pears are more difficult for the body to digest and therefore are contraindicated for the elderly and those who suffer from a disorder of the nervous system. And in any case, you should not eat unripe fruits. But baked pears lose all these negative properties.

Pear in cosmetics

Pear is widely used in folk cosmetics.The pulp of juicy ripe fruits can be used in the form of a mask that is applied to the face for 10-15 minutes, and then washed off with warm water. Pear juice dries the skin well and makes any skin fresh, smooth and supple. For this, a pear juice mask is applied to the face for 20 minutes, and then it is washed off with cool water.

And the leaves of the pear tree in the East have long been recognized as curative for many inflammations. Young fresh leaves contain an antifungal substance, therefore, with decoctions and infusions of them, fungal diseases and dermatitis are treated, and a powder is prepared from dry leaves for excessive sweating.

"Ural gardener", No. 31, 2019