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Pears is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Pears

Pears in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Pears in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Although Galen did not view favorably foods such as apples and pears, he nevertheless allowed their occasional consumption,"
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 73
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Temkin O. The falling sickness: a history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginnings of modern neurology. London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2 Revised Edition, (Softshell Books) ; 1994. p. 73.
Primary Source: 471 Galen (391), Advice for an Epileptic Boy, pp. 186-87.


Synonymns for Pears

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Pears

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Pears in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Markus Leitinger, Eugen Trinka, Georg Zimmermann, Claudia A Granbichler, Teia Kobulashvili, Uwe Siebert
Epidemiology of status epilepticus in adults: Apples, pears, and oranges - A critical review.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 103(Pt A);106720
[PubMed:31902646] [] [DOI] (I p)

Priyanka Sharma, Amita Kumari, Ashu Gulati, Sairam Krishnamurthy, Siva Hemalatha
Nutr Neurosci: 2019, 22(8);569-577
[PubMed:29284373] [] [DOI] (I p)



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