Sichuan Fritillaria Steamed Pear is a popular home remedy to treat coughs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Course Herbal Remedy
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword fritillaria, pear, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 people
Calories 54 kcal
Author Yang


  • 1 Chinese snow pear
  • 15-20 Sichuan fritillaria bulbs
  • 20 g rock sugar (approx. 8 pieces)


  1. Peel the Chinese snow pear. Slice off the top 1/4 of the pear, then take a spoon to scoop out the inedible core. Take care not to break the bottom of the pear. 

  2. Fill the the hollow inside the pear with Sichuan fritillaria and rock sugar. You can either use the fritillaria bulbs whole, or grind them up into powder. I prefer to grind them up, so it's easier to ingest all the fritillaria along with the steamed pear. 

  3. Place the top of the pear back on as a lid, to cover up the hollow inside the pear. Put the pear into a ceramic bowl. 

  4. Place the bowl into a steamer, and steam for 50 minutes. Remove the fritillaria steamed pear from heat, serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  1. This remedy can be consumed daily until cough subsides.
  2. Suitable for all ages, including young children.