Energetics: Sweet, astringent, sometimes sour/ cold/sweet. PK- V+ (in excess, cooked with cinnamon is neutral)
Action: Astringent, alterative, refrigerant Indications: Diarrhea, intestinal bleeding or ulcers (pectin binds the stool and promotes healing of damaged membranes), bleeding gums, gall bladder, inflammations, blood cholesterol, detoxifies, chronic enteritis, Pitta and Kapha arthritis, herpes, viruses, acid stomach, fiber, chelates metals, protects from x-ray radiation, blood pressure; baked apples or sour apples are better for Váyu. Apple juice is good for gastritis, colitis, and burning infections. Apple skin is high in calcium.