“This is the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they have 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.” - Dr. Edward Bach
Keywords: Cleansing, poor self image, sense of not being clean, obsessive
Cleansing: Use externally on ringworm, rashes and warts.
Animal/Pet indication: Obsessive cleanliness, fastidiousness; excessive grooming. Pets with rashes
Crab Apple remedies are for animals who feel unclean, and will also help with infection and toxicity by restoring cleanliness and dignity. Use Crab Apple on animals with an obsession for being clean and groomed. All animals that are incontinent and/or badly matted and show distress at their condition.
Scenarios of animals needing Crab Apple: for constipation, for obsessive grooming, all skin conditions where animals are always cleaning themselves, licking, scratching, or pulling hair out. For acute and chronic skin problems, animals with fleas, parasites, ticks, insect bites, or that tend to attract fleas and parasites.
Animals that express the need for inner cleansing by going off their food and seeking out grass and herbs to eat. Use for all sick animals as a detoxifier and cleanser.
The positive potential of Crab Apple is acceptance to oneself and one’s imperfections.