Science of Herbs

Pyrus Malus

Pyrus malus

Common Name: Apple                      
English Name: Crab Apple
Botanical Name: Pyrus malus
Family: Rosaceae

Description: Apple is the fruit of temperate zones and only reaches perfection in their cooler region. This tree grows up to 10 m in height; tree top rounded, stem smooth, bark grayish-brown; the leaves are deciduous, alternate, acuminate, dark-green above and whitish below, with serrate margins and a stipule at the base; the flowers are hermaphrodite, pale pink, occasionally white, clustered in corymb inflorescences; the fruit, called apple, is a fleshy rounded pome that contains seeds. The flowering season is between December and May

Chemical Composition: Apple contains Malic acid, Sugar, Pectin.

Uses: Apple is an excellent moisturizer for skin and hair. It has high antioxidant activity because of its high content of Vitamin C and protects against cell damage. Apple has moisturizing, emollient and conditioning activity, as it helps keep skin hydrated and in good condition.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Face wash with microscrubbers
  • Summer face cream
  • Mud pack.