The fruit is said to dispel gas, dissolve mucous, cure flux and be a tonic for anaemia, bilious disorders and colic. The leaves contain up to 2.4% of an antibacterial substance called 'phloretin'. This inhibits the growth of a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in as low a concentration as 30 ppm.The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'The cleansing remedy', 'Despondency' and 'Despair'.
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A parent of the cultivated apple, it is occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit and also as a dwarfing rootstock. There are some named forms. The fruit is a good wildlife food source, especially for birds. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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