Apples, raw or as apple juice, are a valuable aid to digestion. Apples also cleanse the intestines, especially of impactions. Apples are rich in magnesium, iron, silicon, and potassium. Eat on an empty stomach, apples have a slightly diuretic and laxative effect on the lower intestine.
Apricots are one of the finest sources of organic iron for building red corpuscles and of silicon for bones, teeth, nails, and hair. They are also one of the most valuable sources of organic fat and Vitamin A. They should not be eaten until ripe.
Berries have great cleansing properties. They are rich in potassium and other minerals, and in natural sugars.
Figs are one of the best known natural laxatives. They are high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Grapefruit dissolves inorganic calcium in the body, especially calcium deposits in cartilage and joints that are caused by arthritis. Grapefruit is rich in salicylic acid, potassium, fruit acids, natural sugar, and other alkaline ingredients.
Lemons are among the best remedies for healing. Rich in organic citric acid and a powerful alkalizer, lemons assist the proper acid-alkaline balance of the body and alleviate many other conditions of discomfort. They are excellent for colds and as a stomach cleanser.
Papayas contain the protein-splitting enzyme papain, and are also a valuable appetite stimulant. Rich in sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, and Vitamin C, they are excellent for the entire digestive system.
Pineapple is a valuable cleanser, diuretic, and digestive aid, rich in sulfur and chlorine, and in citric, malic and tartaric acids. Pineapple contains ananase, an enzyme which will help destroy many kinds of acute infections, and reduce edemations swellings.