Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Apple

Scientific Name - Malus sylvestris

Properties - Anti-bacterial, high-fiber, anti-carcinogen, lowers cholesterol

Common Uses - Eat fresh to relieve constipation or diarrhea. Also believed to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and some forms of cancer. May help to stabilize blood sugar in diabetics.

Parts Used - Fruit (contains pectin)

Locating & Handling - Purchase at grocery store, or orchard.

Caution - Wash with soap and water to remove any trace of pesticide. Never eat apple seeds. They are highly poisonous.

Origin - Records of apples date from as early as 6500 B.C.


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