Pears are very high in nutritional value.
They are rich in:
Pears have anti-oxidant qualities. Pears help to balance blood pressure; lower cholesterol; protect the immune system; aid in calcium absorption; reduce macular degeneration; reduce risk of colon problems; and, help with menopausal symptoms.
In folkloric tradition, a tea made from pear skins would be made to strengthen the lungs, especially the Asian pear as it has more of the constituent that repairs and rebuilds the lungs.