In this Article
- What other names is Apple known by?
- What is Apple?
- How does Apple work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Apple.
The apple seeds, however, contain cyanide and are poisonous. Eating enough seeds (in one case, one cup of apple seeds) can cause death. The cyanide is released in the stomach as the seeds are digested, so it may take several hours for the symptoms of poisoning to appear.
Apple polyphenols are POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin, short-term.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Apple is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine.
Children: Apple pectin is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth, short-term.
Allergy to apricot and related plants: Apple may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Rosaceae family. Members of this family include apricot, almond, plum, peach, pear, and strawberry. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking apple.
Diabetes: Apple, especially apple juice, can increase blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar carefully if you use apple products and have diabetes.
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