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.
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