10 Crab Apple, Malus Pumila
DESPONDENCY or DESPAIR - Feeling unclean
About this herb:
Scientific name: Malus pumila
The tree reaches a height of 25 feet. This is probably a cultivated apple tree that became wild. It is found in glades, hedges and small tree groups. The leaves are dark green and lightly serrated. The fragrant five-petaled blossoms bloom in April / May. The small golden-colored apples have a tart, sometimes bitter taste.
The aims of this flower essence:
One feels externally and/or internally dirty and ugly.
Dr. Bach wrote:
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. (The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, 1936)