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Gentian

 

Gentiana amarella

 
genitan
 

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

 

Indication

 

Those who are easily discouraged. They may be progressing well in illness or in the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance to progress causes doubt and soon disheartens them.

 

Twelve Healers 1936

 

Affirmation

 

The little Gentian of our hilly pastures will help you to keep your firmness of purpose, and a happier and more hopeful outlook even when the sky is over-cast. It will bring you encouragement at all times, and the understanding that there is no failure when you are doing your utmost, whatever the apparent result.

 

Collected Writings p107

 

Habitat notes

 

General

 

Gentian grows on predominantly calcareous (lime) soils on dry, hilly pastures where grass is short, in many parts of Europe. It will not tolerate farm chemicals and like so many plants, it is, consequently, in retreat.

 

Britain

 

G. amarella is one of only a few species of Gentian that occur in Britain. G. amarella (felwort) is a small annual species growing on chalky or calcareous hills

 

State of being

 

For those who are faltering or are despondent. Look on the dark side and are pessimistic. In convalescence when they think they have come to a standstill; really doing well but tend to be discouraged and doubt that they are making progress. This is for those who feel as if the difficulties before them are too big to be overcome and temporarily lose heart. In this state they only want a little encouragement which this remedy will give them and they will do well.

 

Edward Bach