THE FLOWERS OF BACH
IDENTIFICATION OF THE PLANT
Remedy name Bach flower: Crab apple
Common name in Italian: wild apple tree
Scientific name: Malus sylvestris (FamilyRosaceae)
WHO IS THIS REMEDY FOR
The crab apple that is to say the wild apple tree in Bach flowers is considered a remedy purifying, suitable for people who have an exaggerated sense of cleanliness, a repulsion towards what is natural such as insects, dust, dirt. They have a tendency to continually wash their hands and clean them all the time with the impression of being contaminated and soiled.
In practice, it is a precise and meticulous person, who wishes to be "transparent" and therefore is afraid of letting himself be dirty by the surrounding environment, looking for light and cleanliness because he does not accept the dark sides of his character or some characteristics of his appearance. physical or personality. She longs for perfection and therefore seeks to purify herself and the environment around her. Ultimately it is about people who do not have a good relationship with themselves, they are ashamed of something about themselves; one's physical imperfections become obsessions. They need light and sun because they experience error and the dark side of themselves as an indelible fault that they constantly try to "clean".
The Crab Apple person rejects affectionate gestures because he has a negative relationship with his body, also feeling disgust for the physiological functions that he experiences as something dirty that he must get rid of.
She is fickle, liar, inconstant, capricious and often lustful and needs entertainment and even unhealthy entertainment. He is a person who often has unconscious sexual problems and loves pornography. If she has the opportunity, she uses hallucinogenic substances and, if her obsessions become more pronounced, she can feel repugnance and hatred for herself.
Often these are people who have real physical problems but they tend to neglect to focus almost obsessively on insignificant things that become a fixation.
Edward Bach gives the following description of a personCrab Apple «It is a purifying remedy. For those who have the feeling of having something not very clean in themselves. Often it is something apparently insignificant while other times it is a more serious ailment that goes almost unnoticed than the only thing the person focuses on. In both cases the individual is anxious to get rid of this particular thing which is the most important to him and which seems to him essential to take care of. These people get very depressed if the cure fails. Being a purifying remedy, it heals the sores if the patient has reason to believe that some poison has penetrated that must be expelled».(1)
WHAT HELPS TO SOLVE THE APPLE CRAB REMEDY
Crab apple as a Bach flower remedy is given to clean up or correct those obsessive and repetitive behaviors, such as continually washing hands, always cleaning, double-checking that everything has been done, etc. It helps to become more aware of oneself and to accept oneself for what one is, for better or for worse, eliminating that feeling of dirt and disgust towards human contacts, thus making them accept the material and natural part of the world in which they live by giving balance and accepting one's flaws.
TYPE OF PREPARATION
If you want to prepare the Crab apple mother tincture of Bach flowers, picking the flowers directly in the field, it is necessary to keep in mind that this Bach flower must be prepared with the boiling method.
FLOWERING PERIOD AND BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
It is possible to find the dicrab apple plant in bloom in spring.
It is a small tree between three and ten meters high, with a less vigorous appearance than the cultivated apple tree characterized by a straight stem, with gray-brown bark, smooth in youth and tending to flake off with maturity with robust main branches from which branch off numerous lateral branches, mostly thorny.
The leaves are alternate, petiolate, simple with a leathery lamina of an intense green color and with slightly serrated margins.
The flowers are hermaphroditic gathered in umbrella-shaped or corymb inflorescences formed by sepals up to 7 mm long and sharp, folded back, internally hairy with 5 sub-round petals, which usually do not overlap, 10-15 mm long, white or pink in color with yellow stamens and anthers; ovary with 5 styles welded together at the base.
The fruits are globose or globose-ovoid apples with a diameter of 2-3 cm, very fragrant when ripe, but with a decidedly acidic and inedible taste.Note
THE Bach flowers represent an alternative remedy for those who do not want to resort to drugs or treatments typical of Western medicine, while recognizing the presence of a problem to be solved.
This particular type of therapy owes its name to the inventor, the English doctor Edward Bach, who decided to use some types of flowers to combat negative mental attitudes which are believed to be capable of causing various ailments.
The intake of preparations based on these flowers does not have a direct influence on the body of those who take them (or if present it is only partial). What is changed instead is the mental state, because, using the words of Dr. Edward Bach himself “Illness is the concretization of a mental attitude“.
Of course, there is no single flower for all problems. In the course of his research, the English doctor therefore identified some groups of flowers that would act on different mental conditions, which we will see in detail in the next paragraph.
The simplicity of the "Bach flowers" method allows it to be used in various fields of health and psychophysical well-being. For example, Bach flowers can be used to lose weight, but also for more complex problems, such as the need to overcome a trauma or a period of strong stress.
There Bach flower therapy it is used both in the form of self-medication and prescribed by those who apply other types of therapies, such as homeopaths and herbalists.
Returning to the mode of how Bach flowers work, it is essential to add that according to the convictions of the same, the treatment cannot be separated from the attitude held by the sick person. The patient is essentially the victim of his own mental attitude which leaves no room for the free development of his own personality.
In a nutshell, everyone would be the cause of their pathologies and their ailments. The advantage given by the use of Bach flowers also derives from the fact that these can be taken as a preventive measure, thus preventing the onset of physical discomfort resulting from particular situations such as states of anxiety.
Bach's research led him to identify 38 species of flowers useful for treating these types of pathologies. Over time, the thirty-eight species of flowers were divided into seven groups of belonging, each with specific peculiarities that we will deepen in the next paragraph.
Crab Apple ( Malus Pupila or Pyrus Malus / Melo Selvatico) is the apple tree that grows wild over time, located in the woods and hedges, with a maximum height of about 10 cm. Considered a natural antibiotic, it can also be used in the treatment of acne and allergies. Let's find out better.
Crab Apple it is the remedy of purification, the psychophysical "cleanser", its key word is the evil mirror of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", which reflects our image and tells us that you are not the "most beautiful in the Realm!".
All this means that the character Crab Apple, often does not have a good self-image, always tends to purify himself, wash himself, never manages to accept himself as he is, generally has a low self-esteem and is haunted by a continuous feeling of dirt.
It is a person who is desperate and discouraged, there is always something wrong with her, in her body, in her mind and in her soul, in her complete being she looks at herself, therefore in the mirror and does not like herself.
The Crab Apple are often uncomfortable with their body and feel ashamed of it, because they do not like each other (here it is different from the emotional feeling it generates Pine, which instead condemns itself for various reasons). Therefore, these people focus on the details, without seeing the whole and above all the core of the problem, hence an obsessive-compulsive attitude can also arise.
This flower is also considered as the natural "antibiotic" of flower therapy by Edward Bach, as it can also be used as a remedy useful in the treatment of acneand, mycoses, warts, skin diseases in general, including allergies and also as an antidote to headaches after abusing food, alcohol (here associating it with Agrimony).
• Initial-inhibited emotions (before taking the flower):
Edward Bach defines it as: ". the remedy of purification. For those who have the sensation of having something dirty in them, a remedy that heals the wounds if the patient believes that there is some poison in the body that must be expelled. "Low self-esteem, feeling of imperfection, dirty, shame.
• Evolutionary-loose emotions (after taking the flower):
Purity and clarity of thought, beauty, love for oneself, security, full acceptance of oneself.
This flower is suitable for those who always have the feeling of having something dirty in them, often it is something insignificant, apparently, sometimes it is real, but it does not matter, because it will be noticed anyway. They exhibit disgust with food, sex, and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
Crab apple is also used for the care of our animal friends, in particular, in case of tartar and gingivitis in dogs, helps against infections.
Crab Apple it is a precious remedy for people obsessed with dirt, who constantly clean and tidy up, those who are afraid of the contagion of diseases, bacteria and who believe they are not okay with themselves always and in any case.
“This is the purifying remedy. For those who have the feeling of having something unclean in themselves. Often it is something apparently insignificant in other cases it can be a more serious disorder, almost neglected than the only thing on which the person focuses their attention. Both types are eager to get rid of that one thing that has the greatest importance in the mind and that seems essential to them to cure. They get depressed if the cure fails. Being a purifier, this remedy cleans up the wounds if the patient had reason to think that a poison to be eliminated has penetrated ".
(Doctor E. Bach)
This therapy is performed by diluting a few drops (usually 4 drops of the flower chosen) with a 30 ml dropper with natural mineral water, to which 1-2 teaspoons of brandy can be added.
If you don't have water available, you can take the sublingual drops even 3 times a day for at least 2-3 weeks, or more often in an emergency. Usually in adults it takes 4 to 6 weeks for the therapy to take effect.
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Bach flowers are free from contraindications. This means that they can be used by everyone. In fact, the vibrations of the plant are used and not (as can happen with essential oils) the active ingredients. They are therefore safe, as allergies and intolerances have never been registered, because in fact they do not manifest themselves. They can also be used during drug therapy.
Obviously it is good to follow the right dosage, since an overdose does not cause side effects but it does not prove useful to the body either! All flowers are so delicate that even children can come into contact with them, just like in the case of the flower Bach Crab Apple.
Keep in mind that there is a minimum amount of alcohol inside each product. This may prove uncomfortable for some, even if we stress that the dose is minimal! There is also another contraindication but this is more about incorrect behavior on the part of man. That is, they are to be used as a complementary remedy and not as a substitute remedy for a cure.