Pear Tree

Pear Tree

Pear Tree

The pear tree – scientific name Pyrus – has been grown since 1000 years BC.  It can grow up to 17 meters high and there are around 30 different species producing fruit in a variety of greens, reds, yellows and brown colors.  It enjoys a nice sunny, sheltered spot that has good drainage.  Once planted it thrives with relatively little attention.

The fruit of the pear tree is ready to pick at Lammas time and it’s a lovely fruit with which to celebrate the season; perhaps making a delicious pear cake that can be eaten during any festivities.  Pears can be used in magick spells for matters pertaining to love, fertility, prosperity and abundance.  They are also associated with increased energy and enthusiasm so could be used to assist with increasing your personal power and confidence.

Pear Tree

Pears are excellent for our health, containing vitamins C, E and B2, potassium and lots of pectin which is a water-soluble fiber.  Sufficient amounts of fiber in our diet can help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease and of course fiber also helps prevent constipation.  Drinking pear juice regularly helps encourage regular and gentle bowel movements. The pectin in pears is also good for helping to lower cholesterol levels. Pears also have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties which are helpful for preventing high blood pressure and strokes. They contain boron which helps the body to retain calcium levels and so may help to prevent or inhibit osteoporosis and eating them regularly may assist with alleviating pain in inflammatory conditions.  The juice is good for throat problems and also because pears have a cooling effect drinking pear juice could help bring down the high temperature of fevers. The fructose and glucose levels in pears can provide energy.

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Jill Graham is a professional psychic tarot reader, energy healer and life coach assisting you to move you past blocks and obstacles to creating and living the life you truly desire. Available wherever you are in the world via Skype, email, or phone. www.healinglieswithin.com