Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris (pumila)

"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 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 some reason to believe that some poison has entered which must be drawn out."

Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers

This person has a sense that there is something wrong, dirty or contaminated inside them. They may experience shame, embarrassment, disgust, and even self-loathing. They may also focus excessively on their appearance. They can be perfectionists about themselves or their surroundings. This is one of the remedies associated with germophobia, eating issues, and other related obsessive and compulsive behaviors.

Keywords: Feeling dirty of contaminated; disgust; self-loathing; perfectionism, especially about one's environment or appearance

Positive state: Self-love, self-acceptance, appreciation for all the aspects of life, ability to perceive the beauty in all of creation