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Apple cure for diarrhoea

According to a letter, from Mortlake, London, published in The Times of 27 January 2017:  ‘One of the best natural cures for diarrhoea is to grate an apple [Malus pumila], spread it in a plate and wait half an hour until it goes brown.’  This ‘tasty antidote’, administered by the correspondent’s mother, had cured ‘several episodes of upset stomach’.

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