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Apples

Apples

Recommended for the following patterns:
Liver Yang Rising Liver/Gall Bladder - Damp/Heat Heart Phlegm Conditions - Hot Phlegm Food Stagnation Phlegm in the Lungs - Hot Phlegm

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Apples are very alkaline, cool, sweet and sour, and considered a yin tonic. They are high in pectin, a soluble fiber which helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Apples reduce colon inflammation, improving both diarrhea and constipation, also they improve arthritis pain, edema, gout, and soften gallstones.

Eastern Health Description

Apple
Thermal Nature = Cooling
Flavor = Sweet & Sour

reduces heat (especially summer heat)
produces fluids for the body
moisten dryness and cool heat in the lungs
protects the lungs from cigarette smoking
inhibit the growth of ferments and disease-producing bacteria in the digestive tract.
Contains pectin, (which removes cholesterol)
removes toxic metals lead, mercury, radiation residue

Conditions Apples can Help Relieve:
Indigestion (due to malic and tartaric acids)
Diabetes
Hypertension
Constipation
Chronic diarrhea
Chemical poisoning
Obesity

Apples & itís juice can help aid in softening gallbladder stones
Apples & itís juice can help aid in detoxifying the liver

Western Health Description

Apples are known to contain the following Natural plant based Vitamins: A, Thiamine (Vit. B1), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Niacin (Vit. B3), Pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, Folate (Vit. B9), and Vitamin C. Apples also contain the following very important plant source minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc. Pectin is found close to the peel. Commercial apples, are often coated with wax, and better peeled. The Environmental Protection Agency allows over 110 pesticides to be used in apple growing including Captan, a carcinogenic fungicide of which over 10 million pounds are used in this country a year.

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