Updated: Nov 8, 2018
It's pear season! Learn more about how we use this delicious fruit seasonally to heal and strengthen the lungs as the weather gets colder.
Food as Medicine
Pears have so many amazing medicinal powers in the body. They regenerate body fluids, calm the heart, lubricate the lungs, promote urination, clear heat, detoxify, lubricate the throat, dissolve mucus, and relieve coughs. Here in dry Colorado, we really need any lung moistening help we can get, and BONUS: they're so delicious! I just picked up some really great Organic D'Anjou at sprouts in Lakewood.
Conditions pears help with: Cough (heat in the lungs), excess mucus, irritability, thirst, dry throat, hoarse throat, and constipation.
Recipe for Baked Pears:
-Cut off the tops, and core out the middle. Lay in a baking dish with 1/4-1/2 inch of water.
-Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and honey.
- Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, covered. Uncover and bake until the pears are soft and the liquid thickens into a runny syrup consistency. Then let cool.
Eat 1/2 a pear (or more if you like) with some of the syrup when needed throughout the dry winter months.
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