There are many unanswered science questions surrounding Wild Apple Leaves. There have been some studies done regarding composition. Another tracked enzyme content during seasonal changes. There isn’t any clinical trial work, other than what I did. There is a lot of science that could be done. Now there is a newly identified vector virus outbreak; Zika virus, similar to dengue fever and Guillain-Barre virus. The interesting thing here is that it is a newly identified vector illness, carried by mosquitoes, and affects pregnant women. It has been identified in 20 countries, but comes mainly from tropical oceanic states, Brazil, and Mexico.
80% of infected people with Zika are asymptomatic. This prompts the question, is there a nematode parasite? Does it biofilm? There are a lot more questions than answers with all kinds of vector illness. Wild Apple Leaves show you why. If a nematode comes out, just what was/is it doing in there? Are they acaricidal and/or anthelmintic in the case of Zika? Can they fight the infection? They seem to fight some infections we thought were viral. Zika presents with joint and muscle pain like arthritis, and also headache like encephalitis. The effect on the unborn leads to neurological birth defects, and slow learning like neuroborreliosis. There is no known cure. Apple Leaves are totally unknown for many things, begging more science to see what they do address. It could be that they help, but nobody would know.
Wild Apple Leaves expose an unknown mechanism of chronic infection, with vectored nematode parasites. The parasite is so stealthy that Wild Apple Leaves are the only way to force its hand, showing where they hid for decades by locating their exiting evidence. From that, I linked them to bug stings, bites, and contact with aquatic biofilms. I am not sure which ones were responsible for my previous battle with lifelong arthritis, but it finally got relieved. You would need to do a lot more science to find out why, but I am simply glad it seems to be gone. I missed a whole day here trying to decide what science would be appropriate out of the panacea nature that apple leaves exhibit. The pr0blem is that it is just too massive an undertaking for one man, let alone one university. Without a clear path to commercialization, nobody will be interested, regardless of the witnessed results. It doesn’t fit the existing research model, and while that shouldn’t make any difference, it does. It doesn’t even fall into the herbal category yet.
I know it is simple, safe, and works for a lot of things, simply by getting rid of all those unknown nematode and/or other parasites. The existing science shows that they contain several antioxidants and enzymes beneficial to health. There is a 150 year history and extracts of apple tree bark are in the old German Pharmacopoeia, such as ferri pomatum. I found the raw leaves are anthelmintic and acaricidal as well. Perhaps confirmation of those two factors would be a good place to start. Likewise, they appeared to have strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties that should be explored a lot further. That 1898 listing under Pyrus Malus Bark would be another good starting point, but looked at with new scientific eyes. There is also a lot of veterinary value there that should be explored further. That is how I found out when the deer kept returning to nibble the leaves daily, bypassing the numerous apples. They may be a way to address Zika where nothing else appears to work. That may be the thing that raises an eyebrow to their properties, pro and con, if any.
I never realized that “do no harm” also meant “do no good” if there is no money in it, either. I didn’t understand that, but I sort of do now. All our medicine has been developed that way, while phage therapy has been sidelined. Apple Tree fibre behaves like phage in some cases. It would take a lot of electron microscopy to confirm or deny it. That is beyond my scope, and nearly everybody else’s to boot. It is another science question, but not with an answer they want to find. That is a lot of the trouble when something new comes along, begging research, but delivering success that competes with the status quo. Then they hide it at all costs. It seems that slowly under the radar is the only way out, if there even is one. Veritas, or truth, cannot compete with a lot of money. We see it time and again elsewhere, so why not here? Unfortunately, this appears to be another case of that. If you can find an apple tree, I can only hope it will work for you too. That is about all I can do. Using Dr. Horowitz’s nail in the foot analogy, it hope this will get dozens or even hundreds more of them out for you.
The easy to prove parts might be a better target to shoot for. Arthritis, anthelmintic, acaricidal, antimicrobial, and antiviral. The apple leaves fight the painful parts of cold and flu, but can’t get the mycoplasma part like walking pneumonia, or couldn’t get it in my case recently. They’re an old herb with newly found properties. How do you get that approved? They are over 95+% moisture when fresh as well. They work when dried as well though. The active ingredients don’t seem to be water related. A third of a gram dry powder fills a Size 0 capsule, and I could take 1.4 grams a day when more didn’t add any effect without addressing biofilm and circulation with enhancers like cayenne pepper.