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The Crab Tree.

Botanical name:

Malus sylvestris.

A COMMON hedge shrub, and when in flower very beautiful. The trunk is uneven, and the bark rough; the branches are knotty, the wood is firm, and the bark of a dark colour; the leaves are broad and short, the flowers are large and reddish, very beautiful and sweet, and the fruit is a small apple.

Verjuice is made from the crab; and it is a remedy for the falling down of the uvula, better than most other applications: it is also good, against sore throats, and in all disorders of the mouth.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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