Crab Apple / Bach Flower Remedy - 20ml Liquid
Negative Aspects Treated: feels unclean (in mind or body); self-dislike/disgust
Positive Outcomes: ‘The Original Cleansing Remedy’; Broadminded – genuine self-satisfaction
Crab Apple is the 'cleansing remedy' for mind and body, recommended for those who feel unclean and suffer from a poor self image. Crab apple people may be obsessively house-proud, or have a mental obsession with cleanliness and trivialities.
Crab Apple is indicated for people who are ashamed of and embarrassed by unpleasant physical symptoms such as skin problems or discharges, they are disheartened if treatment fails (see also Gentian). People with skin problems can use it externally, as a lotion (a few drops in water), in a compress, or added to the bath (10 drops).
The positive potential of Crab Apple is acceptance of oneself and one's imperfections. Positive Crab Apple people have a positive self-image and are relaxed about the way they look and their environment.
In Dr. Bach's words:
"This is the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they had something not quite clean about themselves. Often it is something of apparently little importance: in others there may be more serious disease which is almost disregarded compared to the one thing on which they concentrate. In both types they are anxious to be free from the one particular thing which is greatest in their minds and which seems so essential to them that it should be cured. They become despondent if treatment fails. Being a cleanser, this remedy purifies wounds if the patient has reason to believe that some poison has entered which must be drawn out."