Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery and Stomach Disorders
Using Apples to Treat Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery and Stomach Disorders
Constipation and Diarrhea
Apples are beneficial in the treatment of
both constipation and diarrhea. Raw apples are good for constipation. At
least two apples should be taken daily for proper evacuation of bowels.
Cooked or baked apples are good for diarrhea. The cooking process
softens the cellulose and provides bulk to the faeces.
Apples have been found useful in acute and
chronic dysentery among children. Ripe and sweet apples should be
crushed into pulp and given to the child several times a day, from one
to four tablespoonfuls, according to age, in this disorder.
A natural 'apple medicine' for the disturbed
stomach is prepared by slicing a whole apple and gently pounding it
until it becomes slightly mashed. It may be sprinkled with cinnamon or
honey. The entire mashed apple may be eaten except for the stem and
seeds. It should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing. This
preparation should be taken several times between meals for beneficial
results. The all-natural medicinal substance, pectin, in the mashed
apple works to create a protective coating action by virtue of its
qualities as an absorbent and demulcent i.e. the soothing agent.
Shredded apple, mixed with a tablespoonful of honey and sprinkled with
sesame seeds, constitute an excellent stomach tonic and an appetizer. It
should be taken before meals. It stimulates sluggish digestive juices
and this facilitates assimilation of food for healthful results.
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