Apples: Medicinal Uses and Benefits

The apple is the product of a tree of medium height, of the family of Rosaceae, originating in Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

Medicinal Uses

The apple, besides being nutritious, is rich in vitamins and pectin, which stimulate and regulate the organic functions, detoxifying and strengthening the organism. Apple consumption lowers cholesterol levels and prevents the formation of gallstones. It helps in the slimming process, because its high potassium content makes eliminate excess sodium and, consequently, the excess water retained by the body. Potassium is an irreplaceable element in the physiology of the heart.

The apple prevents fat deposits in the arteries, preventing arteriosclerosis. Improves blood circulation, reducing cardiac work and prolonging the life of the heart.

The apple prevents fat deposits in the arteries

Advice for use

Pulmonary cold – Cook a well-chopped apple, in a little water with honey, filter. Drink the juice or hot sumo to spoonfuls, several times a day. Replace some foods with raw apples only.

Intestinal congestion and constipation – Eat raw apples with their peel, well washed, accompanied by papaya, bee honey, and toasted whole grain bread. Chew well. Eat also the seeds of the apple.

Heart rhythm disturbances – Eating applesauce with a little honey, replacing some foods. Crush the pulp of a cooked apple with a fork and add pure honey.

Diarrhea – Cooking apples and drinking juice. Eat apples cooked with toast. Eat raw apples too.

Pharyngitis – It is recommended to use grated fresh apples or apple juice during the acute phase.

Obesity – Spend several days just feeding on apples, or substitute normal foods for apples.

Eye inflammation – Wash eyes twice a day with a cotton swab soaked in sour apple juice. You can make poultices with grated ripe apples.

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