To eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg his bread.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
These sayings sum up the healthful and nourishing qualities of this awesome fruit. Scandinavians called it the food of the gods because of its great medicinal properties to regenerate both mind and body.
Apples remove all deficiencies of vital organs and make the body stout and strong, toning up the body and brain because it has more iron and phosphorous than any other fruit or vegetable. So if you know anyone who is suffering from acute malnutrition, you just might save their lives by buying them some apples. Its active medicinal principle is Pectin, natural therapeutic ingredient found in the inner rind and the pulp Pectin helps you detoxify by supplying galacturonic acid you need to eliminate certain harmful substances. Simply put, apples are beneficial to bowels, liver, heart, brain, skin, bones…in short, the entire body. Whether you eat it as a dessert fruit, as salad with other fruits, cook/bake/dry it, or make some juice or jelly with it, the food value is chiefly constituted by its contents of sugar which ranges from 9 to 51 per cent of this…the skin of the apple has 5 times more vitamin A than the inner flesh and more vitamin C than the inner flesh. Aside from its highly nutritive value, the natural apple-medicine works like magic, reducing your frantic visits to the doctor’s. Here are nine diseases that apples can take care of:
Apples are rich in iron, arsenic and phosphorous which is very useful in treating anemia. 1 kg of freshly prepared apple juice daily, best taken half an hour before meals and just before retiring to bed will do an excellent job.
Slice some apples, remove the stem and seeds, and pound it until it becomes slightly mashed, then sprinkle with cinnamon or honey. This works well for stomach disorders and as appetizer. It should be taken several times in between meals; chewed thoroughly before swallowing.
Here’s how to deal with disgusting chronic headaches. Remove the upper rind. Add a little salt to the inner hard portion and eat every morning on empty stomach for about a week.
Apples have been found useful in acute and chronic among children, even the American Medical Association has advocated the use of apples as a therapeutic agent in dysentery. Crush some apples into pulp and give to the child several times a day, from one to four tablespoons, according to age, in this disorder.
Peel some apples and boil with plenty of water. Allow the water to reach boiling point, then let it simmer gently for a few minutes. Strain off the water and add some honey. You may drink as beverage and as an eyewash to treat inflammation. For sore eyes, apply the pulp over closed eyes and hold in position with a bandage for one or two hours.
CONSTIPATION AND DIARRHEA
Eat at least two apples a day for proper evacuation of bowels. On the other hand, cooked or baked apples are good for treating diarrhea. The cooking process softens the cellulose and provides bulks to the faeces.
Dr. Elizabeth Barret-Cannor of California University revealed that people who consume plenty of potassium through food items are likely to escape heart attacks. Apples are rich in potassium and phosphorus but low in sodium.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The apple diet has a rapid and considerable diuretic effect that causes increased secretion of urine, hence, bringing down blood pressure to normal. Apples relief the kidneys by addition, and lowers the sodium level in the tissues because of the high level of potassium in the apple.
Eating apples after meals have the same effect as a tooth brush in cleansing the teeth, with added advantage that the acid content helps to promote the flow of saliva in the mouth. Apples have mouth cleansing property that no other fruit has.