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.

Dysentery

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.

Stomach Disorders

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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