In Chinese medicine the Lung (the delicate organ) is easily damaged by "dry evil," which is generally at its height in Autumn. Nothing brings more dryness to the lungs than a big fire. If you've had a dry throat, hoarse voice, cough, dry nose, or any other signs that you are being parched from the ongoing smoke in our region, this is a great simple recipe you can make at home. You can eat one baked pear a day while they are in season. I just picked a bowl from our tree this morning. I doubt it is a coincidence that Pears, which resemble a lung grow at the hottest/driest time of year.
Medicinal action of pears: Cold and sweet. Regenerates body fluids, quenches thirst, relieves restlessness, clears heat, lubricates the lungs and throat, dissolves mucus, and descends qi (stops cough).
Cautions: Pregnant women should refrain from eating too many pears due to its cold nature.