Crab Apple, Cultivated Apple
Latin name: Pyrus malus
Sanskrit/Indian name: Seva
The pulp of the unripen crabapple is effective in closing open bleeding wounds. A ripen crabapple is a powerful digestive agent.
The fruit is a source of pectin. Pectin is used as a thickener in jams etc and as a culture medium in laboratories. A red to yellow dye is obtained from the bark. The wood is an excellent fuel.
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.