I have some Wild Apple Trees that came from deer droppings, but some went back wild from an old orchard. The key there is that no pesticides or fungicides are used on them like in commercial orchards. There is really nothing special about them. I am assuming any trees that deer like would be safe to eat. Through natural processes, they may also be exposed to deer pathogens like droppings and urine.
I’m not sure the stuff on Ebay will work as well. They had pyrus malus bark but it is sold out now, I see. That means you will have to find a natural apple tree. The leaves are ready in Tasmania, from original strains planted by Captain Bligh, but that doesn’t help us much here. Mine are from Antonovka rootstock from Kursk it is rumoured. It was selected to be winter hardy. They have been here for over a century since the CPR Trans Canada rail road came through. There were old orchards, but because of low scab resistance, they only produced mainly cider and pie apples, and not a pretty supermarket fruit. It turns out that the Venturia Inaequalis Apple Scab fungus makes the leaves produce more phenolic medical compounds, so it is good that way.
You can tell if the leaves work a few ways. There is a warming or tingling sensation where they work on damaged tissues. Then there is the tendency for them to force nematode parasites to drill out of the old bug bite where they were transferred in. Initially, there can be herx reactions, but they are quite mild compared to the harsh antibiotic potentially fatal type. They may initially clean you out as they force all the nematode parasites out of your intestines, but are probiotic after that. Older literature cited that they may detox heavy metals as well. That may just be a side effect of relieving soft tissues of malacia from filarial nematodes being forced out. I noticed they had an acaricidal effect too when eaten. Bugs would bite me and die. That could be because their exiting nematodes would leave a hole the size of a howitzer in the bug comparatively.
Can apple leaves hurt you? If you take too much, you may feel uncomfortable for a while, or have a headache, but a single 100 mg. ibuprofen seems to solve that easily. Start slow like 2 or 3 leaves a day, and ramp up. Nematodes should start drilling out of you at old bug bites. I bought a capsule loader for Size 0 Capsules to get a handle on a dose, and it was 350 mg. of dry leaf powder, or a single filled Size 0. I tested 4 a day to find an upper limit where it seemed to plateau in effect, but one a day was enough. As I use pectin enzyme to slowly eliminate the bacterial biofilm, I am much more sensitive now, so I just do a 100 mg. maintenance dose a week with 400 mg. pectin enzyme approximately.
The problem is finding a suitable supply. Apples are reported to be the most contaminated food we eat, sprayed with pesticides and fungicides. You must be careful to avoid those leaves. The leaves have the same active phenolic ingredients as the bark, mainly Phloridzin. Isoquercitrin, rutin, avicularin, and other phenolics are present as well. Crabapple trees also can work, but the trees can be as different as the people it seems. Natural enzymes peak during the fall it seems, but the leaves work well during the summer too.
Wild Apple Leaves are not a total cure for Lyme – MSIDS, but are the only thing I know to address the apparent root cause helminths/nematodes they shock out of you. The medical reporting on this was non existent. The vector parasite component of Lyme Disease is vastly under researched and under reported because there was no prior way to even know it existed, short of autopsy. Recently, I found the paper by Dr. A. B. MacDonald about nematodes in Cerebral-Spinal Fluid of a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer at autopsy. MS is just a symptom of Lyme Disease some say. Wild Apple Leaves make the actual vectored parasitic nematodes drill out of you, and near the spot they came in at an insect bite/sting or through contact with an aquatic biofilm. Lyme Disease, borrelia, and/or co infections appear to linger in the biofilm they leave behind. Dr. Horowitz developed the MSIDS model pictured here to deal with it.
I always worried that the nematodes could cause damage drilling out of me. They didn’t seem to, and in fact, I felt better as they left near the initial site of infection. That is just what you witness exiting externally though. I suspect they also exit internally from your intestine walls. They left a small pinhole sized wound generally. Before I started, I was in a lot worse shape. There were still co infections like babesia and bartonella lingering to deal with, though. There is no medical treatment plan for this in Canada even though we have a high incidence of MS/Lyme, perhaps the highest in the world. It all appears to start with an infected bug bite or sting, gets augmented with Swimmer’s Itch, and not from just ticks. It can be everything from mosquitoes to spiders to hornets and bees. You will know that after the Wild Apple Leaves start to force the nematodes behind it all out of your muscles, joints, and skin. It is unknown, so I didn’t know what to call it. Parasitic Helminth Complex/PHC? What about the biofilm left by the PHC? Maybe someday they will update the FAQ for a new root cause other than the borrelia spirochaetes they farm.
Without trying to sugar coat it, what about when they exit out of your eyes? I used to have “floaters” or something in my eye. When you close your eyes in a bright light, or look at the sky as shown in this simulated myodesopsia picture, you can see something moving. They have all gone as far as I can tell. Where? Presumably anywhere but there in your internal field of vision, mimicking the exit of the dermal helminths. I had some that drilled out of my head and neck in other locations bit by bugs too. I suspect they made it to my brain, which some may say explained a lot. lol. But then who hasn’t been bit on the head by a bug? I hope they are mostly all out too. Initially, apple leaves really alleviated the brain fog of neuroborreliosis in a few days. For me, it was one of the more notable things, along with relief of rheumatoid arthritis. My left eye has been variably fuzzy (comes and goes) for more than a year, pointing to babesia and MS in symptomatology. If those are the risks, it seems better than doing nothing to stop what they are causing, and that is a lot of things.
Forward research? Identify all the various parasite helminths, trypanosomes, schistosomes, etc. Identify safe targeting anthelmintics. Confirm with an Apple Leaf and biofilm reduction sweep to see if any more helminths were missed. If they cannot be terminated in situ, the probiotic apple leaves will eventually get most of them. The trouble is that this is such a massive sized ignored big tent of chronic disease, it has to be the starting point to progress with each type of chronic illness. PHC (Like a Ph. C? That’s better than a Ph. D. 😉 Parasitic Helminth Complex is too big, wide sweeping, and probably the reason why everything else will fail in the trenches. When you look at all the various Lyme research, apple leaves explain why they are having so much trouble, and that is the ignored parasitic helminths that Wild Apple Leaves forced out. Too bad we are ahead by a century.
Trypanosomatids are a candidate. They are behind what I suspect made the deer sick in the first place. Evans discovered SURRA in India in horses, other livestock, and wildlife. Trypanosomes are notably difficult to see in blood. That would be the way to confirm if it was a human form of SURRA. Wild apple leaves are an alternate approach to aggressive antibiotic chemoprophylaxis like they use in Lyme Disease, to attempt control. I found the biofilm protects them if it isn’t addressed also. Eliminating the cause still doesn’t get the lingering biofilm effects, and that has to be done by eliminating the biofilm to make the pathogens planktonic, where your immunity or other medicine can ultimately deal with them.