Why should we eat an apple?
As we all know that ..An apple a day keeps a doctor away. Apples are invaluable in the maintenance of good health and in the treatment of many ailments. It was said long ago to eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg this bread. The modern version of this ancient saving , an apple a day keeps the doctor away, sums up the healthful and nourishing qualities of apples. * The active medicinal principle of apple is pectin, natural therapeutic ingredient found in the inner portion of the rind and the pulp pectin aids in detoxification by supplying the ’ galacturonic acid’ needed for the elimination of certain harmful substances it also helps decomposition of protein matter in the alimentary canal. The malic acid contained in the apples is beneficial to the bowels, liver and brain.
Following are the problems and diseases which can be cured with apple:-
Anemia:- Apples, being rich in iron, arsenic acid phosphorous, are highly beneficial in the treatment of anemia. It will be particularly useful in the form of fresh prepared apple juice. It may be taken in quantities of 1 kg juice in half an hour before meals and just before retiring the bed.

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 easily for proper evacuation of bowels cooked or baked apples are good for diarrhea.

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 from 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. Shred apple, mixed with a table spoon full of honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds, constitute and excellent stomach tonic and an appetizer. It should be taken before meals. It stimulates sluggish digestive juices and this facilitates assimilation of food for helpful results.

Headache:- Apples are highly beneficial in the treatment of all types of headache a rip apple, after removing upper rind and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on empty stomach in such cases this should be continued about a week.

Heart diseases:- Apples are of special value to heart patients . They are rich in potassium and phosphorous but low in sodium. From ancient times, apple with honey is considered as a very effective remedy for functional disorders of heart.

High blood pressure:- The apple diet has a rapid and Considerable diuretic effect causing increased secretion of urine and thus bringing down blood pressure to normal. It also relieves the kidneys by reducing the supply of sodium level in the tissue because of the high level of potassium in apple.

Rheumatic Afflictions:- Apples are regarded an excellent food medicine for gout, arthritis and rheumatism especially when these diseases are caused by uric acid poisoning. The malic acid contained in them is believed to neutralize the uric acid and afford relief to the suffers. Apple boiled to the jelly, make a very good liniment for rheumatic pains. They should be rubbed freely on the affected area.

Dry cough:-Sweet apples are valuable in dry hacking cough. Nearly 250 grams of sweet apple should be taken daily for about a week to obtain relief.

Kidney stones:- Apples are useful in kidney stones. In countries where the natural unsweetened cider is the common beverage, cases of stone or calculus are practically absent. The ripe fresh fruit will be more valuable. .

Eye disorders:- The apple peel water is an excellent medicine for the inflamed eyes both as beverage and as an eye wash. This beverage is prepared by putting the peelings in a pan, well covered with water. The water should be brought to boiling point and allowed to simmer gently for few minutes. The water should then be stained off and some honey be added to it. The overripe apples are useful as a poultice for sore eyes. The pulp is applied over the closed eyes and is held in position with a bandage. It is allowed to remain there for one to two hours.
Promotes Vigor and Vitality:- The apple is the best fruit to tone up a weak and run down condition of the human system. It removes all deficiencies of vital organs and make the body stout and strong. It tones up the body and brain as it contain more phosphorous and iron than any other fruit or vegetable. Its regular consumption with milk promotes health and bright skin. Precautions Apples should not be consumed on an empty stomach as it may leads to indigestion. Apples are often spared with poisonous chemicals to prevent them from decay, the fruits should be thoroughly washed and cleaned in all possible ways before consumption.