Pear | 梨

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 梨 (Li)

TCM Five Flavors: sweet, slightly sour

TCM Energetics: cooling

Meridian Affinity: Lung, Stomach

Nutritional Science:

  • Nutrients: organic acids (citric acid, malic acid), vitamin B1, B2, C, natural sugar, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, volatile oil, dietary fiber, flavonoids, antioxidants

  • Function: anti-inflammatory, reduce high blood sugar, anti-bacterial 

TCM Benefits:

  • Stop coughing and reduce phlegm
  • Cool heat and reduce inflammation
  • Moisen the lungs and relieve dry throat
  • Help with hangover

Cooking Suggestions:

Five Seasons TCM Recipes:

  1. Pear Chrysanthemum Muffins | 菊花梨子麦芬

Notes & Safety:

  • Generally, it is very safe if consumed in moderation.
  • Do not over consume raw pear, which may cause diarrhea and/or abdominal pain if you have a cold constitution and weak digestion.
Written by Five Seasons TCM

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