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Benefits and Uses of Crabapple

Updated on December 23, 2012
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INTRODUCTION

Crabapple or wild apple is 2-3 inches in diameter and spherical in shape. It is whitish-yellow in color (unripe) and red (ripe). A ripe crabapple has a hard crust and white pulp. The outer surface of this fruit is rough and plushy. It is sour in taste. The tree of this fruit is quite tall, and its trunk and branches are found to be covered with long and thick spikes.

Crabapple is the local fruit of the sub-continent. It is abundantly found in the South India, but it is majorly sown in Madras and Sri Lanka as the locals there consume it heartily.

Crabapple contains 64.2% water, 18% carbohydrates, 7.1% proteins, 5.0% fiber, 3.7% fats and 1.9% mineral salts. Its mineral and living content consists of; Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Karyotin, Thymine, Riboflavin, Niacin and Vitamin C. Its pulp is rich in oxalic acid, citric acid and tannic acid. It provides 134 calories per 100 grams.

BENEFITS AND USES OF CRABAPPLE

The pulp of the unripen crabapple is effective in closing open bleeding wounds. A ripen crabapple is a powerful digestive agent. It gives relief from congestion. Furthermore it is quite beneficial for scurvy patients. Eating unripen crabapple without seeds proves to be highly curative against diarrhea and piles (Hemorrhoids). This fully ripened fruit when mixed with sugar and made into syrup helps in overcoming the intense thirst during fever.

It prevents uterine cancer and infertility associated with the deficiency of the hormone, Progesterone. If a mixture made up by mixing approximately 90 grams of the essence of the crust of the wood of the crabapple’s tree with a little quantity of pure Ghee of the cow and one tablespoon honey helps to prevent complications following childbirth. Having this mixture taken immediately after childbirth for twice a day is positively effective.

The juice of the newly sprouted leaves of the crabapple can be mixed with milk and sugar and can be given to young children to solve their bladder problems. These leaves can also be grinded and made into powder to be served for the same purpose. 3-4 grams of these powdered leaves should be used. The pulp of a fully ripened crabapple is beneficial for common stomach problems in young children. 30-60 grams of this pulp of the fruit should be given to these young children suffering from stomach issues.

The crust of the wood of the crabapple’s tree is a very good source for curing excessive bile production. The crust should be grinded to obtain a powdered form. This powered form can be either consumed directly or it can be added to boiled water and then the solution be drunk. This depends upon the taste and wish of the person.

A very special paste is made from the crabapple which is an effective remedy for hiccups, throat diseases and breathing problems. This paste consists of the following ingredients:

· Common salt

· Dried ginger

· Black pepper

· Honey

· A ripe or a non-ripe crabapple should be used (whichever is easily available).

All of the above ingredients should be blended to obtain a paste. This paste is also very helpful in curing gum swellings.

Crabapple has yet another efficient use which is of vital importance. It is used to solve many sexual problems usually encountered by people. The leaves of this fruit should be dried in a shadowy place. These should then be made into powder. This powder should be eaten by mixing an equal amount of sugar with it. This method has proven to be a very efficient way to overcome the very common issue of premature ejaculation. Moreover, one teaspoon of the same powder should be dissolved in cold water. This solution should be taken thrice a day. This is very much beneficial for sexually infertile individuals.

WHAT SHOULD WE GO FOR?

Nature holds various solutions within it. It is upon a person to fully discover, explore and make full use of these brilliant gifts. All the remedies given above are purely natural. The allopathic medicines are very effective, specific in task and strikingly quick at their job, but they bring all these qualities at a cost; that is, side effects. These side effects can become complications which lead to terrible outcomes, and even in some cases, death. While on the other hand the herbal methods might be slow but they carry, with themselves, a lower probability as well as a lower magnitude and number of side effects comparatively. Also it can be observed that all the methods mentioned above are very simple and one can find all what he/she needs in a local mart or even in his/her kitchen! Which means this is all cost and time friendly as well as there is a satisfaction that nothing artificial is added, also self-satisfaction is attained that one has himself/herself solved common problems of daily lives associated with health and fitness. But it cannot be denied that allopathic medicines have nothing parallel to them as they are second to best and have little or no replacement at all but at certain times people find themselves at a loss to comprehend the old, but brilliant techniques invented by their ancestors just by using the nature itself to solve the problems experienced by them. This evolved to the vast medical field what we have now as modern medicine.

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      Charlene 

      3 years ago

      Cool and very interesting.

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      Moon 

      4 years ago

      Hey! great article. When you say bark, do you mean the tree's bark itself?Like just take a blade and get some bark?!

    • Daniya Sheikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniya Sheikh 

      5 years ago from Karachi

      No problem!

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      Ireno Alcala 

      5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      This is awesome. I've seen similar fruit-bearing trees here in our country, Philippines. I hope it's the same crabapples you've just featured here.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Daniya Sheikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniya Sheikh 

      5 years ago from Karachi

      No problem! You are always welcome!

    • Sangeeta C Pai profile image

      Sangeeta C Pai 

      5 years ago from India

      Good hub, May be you know that Crab apple is prescribed in the Bach remedies for Self cleansing ,OCD behaviors, it is included in Dr. Bach's rescue remedy concoction... interesting to know it is commonly used in the Indian subcontinent... Thanks for the info

    • Daniya Sheikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniya Sheikh 

      5 years ago from Karachi

      Thanx, I am gonna write a hub about bananas :)

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      Cuttler 

      5 years ago from HubPages

      Great hub. i also like doing stuff about fruits and their importance. Hope to check out more of this as they come. Kudos

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