Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Crab Apple brings a sense of purity to those who feel unclean, releasing one’s heightened focus and anxious nature. It activates a cleansing at every level. It is helpful when one has lost the larger picture of one’s true and whole self, when one has an aversion to anything out of order in their world, and when having difficulty accepting the imperfections of this world. Animals that obsessively lick themselves can also benefit. It can be used to wash vegetables.
There is a heightened focus with being clean both physically and /or mentally while at the same time disregarding the underlying issue that is the cause. These people dislike a part of themselves, fixated on a flaw, feeling unclean or ugly and often ashamed. They perseverate on a small issue in their mind wanting to rid that particular thing rather than looking at the larger problem. They may constantly wash their hands, take showers, several times a day, keep an immaculate house, etc. This may have roots in earlier abuse. They may exhibit obsessive behaviors and anxiety and be hard to please or reassure.