It has recently come to my attention that pear juice is recommended by chinese acupuncturists to release the mucus from the lungs.
Here are the ingredients that I used with my juice extractor to make this pear juice:
Did you know that in China, it’s a very common thing to cook in a bain marie pears to make juice twice a day? Who knew?
Why Pears are Good for You
So we said that pear juice helps with clearing out the lungs, but there are other advantages to pear and its juice:
- diminish the chances of getting an ACV down to 45% with only one pear a day. (Stroke Magazine, 2011)
- Because of its copper content (about 15% of DRV – daily recommended value), pear (+pear juice) would stimulate the intellectual capacity.
- It contains Cobalt, which helps to ingest iron and cures anemia and hypertension.
Here’s all the nice stuff we can find in pear (+pear juice):
- Vitamines (vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K),
- Folic acid*,
*About folic acid : an average pear provides almost 10% DRV in folic acid (Vitamin B9, see our blog article) which helps the foetus of a pregnant woman to develop its neural tube nicely.
With this one pear a day, you’ll get already 20% of your fiber DRV. This includes also pectine, which lowers the LDL level (also called bad cholesterol).
A Word on Lungs
The respiratory system has to filter about 8000 liters of air every day (!) to provide oxygen to the 300 million or so alveoli of our lungs. According to Chinese Medicine, lungs capture the ambiant energy and play a role in the skin and immunitary systems. We therefore recommend in that area to use regularly essential oils (diffused in the air) of eucalypsus or pine.
To tone the lungs we can also do breathing exercises. The Chinese say “we have to breathe like the universe is breathing” and also, as a preventive measure, reflexology.
To continue with Chinese Medicine poetry, they call over there pear juice “the drink of the sweet dew produces by the sky”. A pear in Chinese is “Li” – quite easy to remember. The target meridians of that fruit are the lungs and stomach. That’s why I discussed about the lungs in the previous paragraph. The main roles are:
- to humidify the lungs
- to dissipate the mucus
- to clarify the heat
- to generate organic liquids.
In certain cases, pear juice is contra-indicated:
- in case of diarea
- if there’s a mucus, watery cough because of a cold wind.
- Diabetes without thirst
- After giving birth
- In certain rare allergy cases, especially if the person is already allergic to birch pollen.
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