Apples deserve a place in your kitchen and medicine chest because they are a signature treatment for diarrhea or constipation and a tea made from the peel is useful for rheumatism. Also, the fruit is abundant and stores well for a long time when kept cool. For diarrhea, peel and grate a fresh apple and eat. Eating a whole apple, peel and part of the core will solve a constipation problem. For a rheumatism tea, dry some apple peel and brew a tea from the peels. Dried peel will also store well. Want an apple tree in your yard? Good for you. Just be aware that some varieties require 2 different trees for pollination-but the nursery should make that clear. How popular is apple? Just look at this list of apply products in our food supply: whole apple, apple peel, apple pectin, apple cider vinegar, apple cider, hard cider, applesauce, apple pie, apple juice, apple jelly, apple turnovers, apple chips. An apple a day may very well keep the doctor away. Here’s a My Recipe for making your own apple pectin.