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Cerato

 

Ceratostigma willmottianum

 
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One of Bach's original twelve healers.
Prepared by the sun method.

 

New research has recently been carried out that extends our understanding about the origins of Cerato in the remote mountains of western China - the full story is here. You can also see 'Searching for Cerato on the Healing Herbs website for details of a fascinating DVD'.

 

Indication

 

Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided.

 

Twelve Healers 1936

 

Affirmation

 

Cerato will help you to find your individuality, your personality, and, freed from outside influences, enable you to use the great gift of wisdom that you possess for the good of mankind.

 

Collected Writings p108

 

Habitat notes

 

General

 

Responds to warm, sunny conditions and so will grow best in a sheltered position. It is cultivated in gardens as an ornamental shrub.

 

Britain

 

Cerato is not native to Britain and is only found on one or two private estates and public gardens such as Kew or Hampton Court (the south garden). In recent years it has been selected for promotion by some nurseries and has been in seen in street gardens in London. However, it is still a specialistís plant.

 

State of being

 

People who are too easily influenced. For those who have no confidence in themselves, depend too much upon the advice of others and listen first to one and then to another. Their own lack of self-esteem makes them admire and trust too much any who hold strong views; they can easily be led into difficulties on this account. In illness they are quite sure one thing will cure them until they hear of another, and they rush from one trial to the next according to the latest advice. They will do almost anything good or bad for them if the argument is forcible enough. They do not trust their own good judgement. Instead of having their own wishes and desires they will so often quote what others have advised or thought. The ideas and opinions of others are too important to them and this robs them of their own personality. They will always have some excuse for all they do.

 

Edward Bach