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Chicory

 
Chicory
 

Chicorium intybus

 

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

 

Indication

 

Those who are very mindful of the needs of others; they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them.

 

Twelve Healers 1936

 

Affirmation

 

If we but sufficiently develop the quality of losing ourselves in the love and care of those around us, enjoying the glorious adventure of gaining knowledge and helping others, our personal griefs and sufferings rapidly come to an end. It is the great ultimate aim: the losing of our own interests in the service of humanity.

 

Collected Writings p134

 

Habitat notes

 

General

 

Chicory grows on wasteground, more particularly at the edges of cultivated land, cornfields, or on roadside verges (when they have not been mowed). On more acid soil the flowers are not such an intense blue - they are sensitive as a litmus paper and at times appear pale or even pink after rain, because of the acidity.

 

Britain

 

Chicory grows throughout the South of England especially on calcareous soils. In some parts it is grown by farmers.

 

State of being

 

When ill, these people worry over others, children, friends, relatives; are anxious that they are too warm, too cold, not happy, not enjoying themselves. Constantly asking them how they are and what they would like. Over-anxious in efforts to please them. Many questions as to their wishes and requirements. This state brings no peace and strains the patient. Sometimes the patients feel sorry for themselves; feel that they have done nothing to deserve to be ill; they are ill-used and neglected, that others are not caring for them. Often they have a good colour when ill; the people whose looks do not pity them

 

Edward Bach