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Crab Apple (Malus Sylvestris)

Malus Sylvestris, the European Crab Apple is a species of the genus Malus, native to Europe. Its scientific name means “forest apple” and the truly wild tree has thorns.

Kingdom: Plantae

Clade: Angiosperms

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Malus

Species: M. Sylvestris

Wild apple has an expanded crown and often appear more like a bush than a tree. It can live 80 – 100 years and grow upto 10 m tall. It exist mostly at wet edge of forests, in farmland hedges. The tree is rather rare but native to most European countries. The flowers are hermaphrodite and it’s leaves are food of Caterpillars & Hawthorn Moth.

Medicinal Usage:

  • Crab Apple has anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and laxative effect.
  • Crab Apple is a key ingredient of Bach Flower Remedy, its flowers and leaves are collectively boiled to make a cream used in skin ailments.
  • As a popular BFR, Crab Apple is known as a Cleanser. It is advisable for population who thinks that they are dirty, unclean, contaminated or polluted from inside (within the body).

These people are obsessed with cleansing the same body part, it can be hand cleansing | bathing of body as a whole | face cleaning or problem with their own clothing. Such actions assures great importance in the sufferer mind but seems minor thing to us. It can cause despondency & self – disgust feeling. Physically and mentally they only concentrate on a particular thing.

Crab Apple cures and relax the minds as if there is nothing impure and its clean as well as tidy. It also helps in gaining concentration in all day activities rather desponding on one activity therefore reducing the anxiety level of mind and soul.

Natural Bach Flower Essence Crab Apple



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