Positive state: Purity
Negative state: The cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
Crab Apple aids purification at all levels. Those in need of Crab Apple have temporarily lost sight of their own innate purity and carry underlying feelings of uncleanliness, dirtiness or lack of purity, which in extreme states can manifest as obsessions related to housework or bodily cleanliness. They can be fussy, easily upset and have a tendency to make mountains out of molehills when in the negative state. Other indications for this remedy are skin eruptions or compulsive, obsessional behaviour of any sort. As well as being used in the normal way, Crab Apple can also usefully be applied to the skin as a lotion in a little water or added to a bath (10-12 drops).