Pear - How to be a mother

Hardly surprising that among the flower essences for the birth preparation and monitoring are some that are obtained with the help of the flowers of fruit-bearing plants such as Apple, Cherry and - Pear.

Pear

The signature of the plant indicates the kind of energy the flower and its essence carries. The shape of the fruit is even reflected in the silhouette of the tree, look at a pear and an apple tree. They indicate clearly: Apple = Yang, ie. masculine power, Pear = Yin, feminine power.

If you look a closer look at the ingredients of the fruit, you will find more parallels to the effect of the energy of its flower. First of all, its sweetness in the form of glucose and fructose offers a quickly absorbable and easily accessible fuel for all body cells. Its dietary fibers aid the digestion as well as vitamin B1 that is supplied. Vitamin C strengthens the body‘s defenses. Vitamin B2 promotes the metabolism. In Europe a balanced diet usually prohibits a B2 deficiency, pregnant women, however, have a slightly higher demand for this pear vitamin. A lack can cause rashes and cracks in the skin, especially in times with higher demands like a pregnancy. In China, an extract is made from pear seeds, which shall smooth out wrinkles and make the skin look radiant. The increased intake of folic acid in pears is recommended by the German Society for Nutrition for those who want to become pregnant. A deficiency during pregnancy can lead to spina bifida (open spine). Worth mentioning is also the content of potassium. The mineral dehydrates and thus has a detoxifying and stimulating effect on the kidneys. The consumption of pears seems to serve pregnant women and those who want to become pregnant very well.

Pear

As a flower essence Pear has been in use since the late 70s of the last century. Lila Devi manufacturer of Spirit-in-Nature Essences (formerly Master‘s Essences) chose the flowers for her essence line inspired by Yogananda Paramahansas, who recommended the consumption of soothing fruit and vegetables when someone suffered from certain painful states of mind. According to him pear brings peace to the troubled mind. For this reason Lila Devi calls it an emergency essence.

When we started our research it was the traditional use of the fruit that inspired us to a more detailed investigation of its effects as a flower essences during pregnancy and at birth. We already knew that Pear can be used as an emergency essence. Later we made it one of the ingredients of our emergency combination included in the pregnancy set.

But what hidden qualities were there waiting to be discovered? Folklore, fairy tales, and history gave some indication of the intuitive use of the plant. The above-mentioned yin-yang relationship of pear and apple was already recognized in the Middle Ages - without any knowledge of Eastern philosophy - at least in northern Germany, where the occasion of the birth of a boy was used to plant an appletree, while when a babygirl was born a pear tree was planted. The sapling grew into a handsome tree, his role changed. Just as the girl, at whose birth the tree was planted, once would become a mother herself, the tree changed from being a compagnon to being a friend until finally one recognized its maternal attributes and it became known as „worry tree“. You could tell it everything, your worries, sorrow, concerns. But there was also the custom to give it  the excretion products of an ill person and the peartree returned a cure for it.

In practice it has been shown that Pear is the most suitable essence for resolving conflicts around motherhood. When it comes to doubts about the maternal role and the nascent child or conflicts with one’s  own mother. In any case, Pear strengthens the identity. Pear facilitates the pregnancy by soothing the nausea.

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