Crab Apple is the remedy for physical and mental cleaning. Horses in Crab Apple state may appear particularly distressed when suffering from skin complaints or parasite infestation. They may exhibit compulsive behavior, and be especially fussy about their living arrangements. Scenarios of horses needing Crab Apple: for constipation, all skin conditions where horses are always sanding themselves, licking, scratching, or pulling hair out. For acute and chronic skin problems, animals with ticks, parasites, insect bites, or that tend to attract ticks and parasites. Use Crab Apple for all sick animals as a detoxifier and cleanser, especially when on medication.
Crab Apple cleans and detoxifies body and mind, gives relaxation and purity. Let you see everything in the right proportions and restore the inner harmony. Makes sense of mind and gives self-acceptance.
Things to look for:
- Horses who are overly fastidious, for example refusing to graze in areas that other horses are happy to accept
- Horses who exhibit stereotypical behaviour, such as weaving and wind-sucking
- Horses who seem depressed due to parasitic infestation, bowel problems, etc.
- Depression linked with any problem that affects the way the horse looks
“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 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 ~