One of Bach's second 19 remedies.
Prepared by the boiling method.
For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of everyday seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task.
Twelve Healers 1936
Thus every moment of our work and play will bring with it a zeal for learning, a desire to experience real things, real adventures and deeds worth-while…
Collected Writings p149
Hornbeam grows in woods and hedges, and is often coppiced or pollarded in oak woods.
Hornbeam grows wild only in south-east England; elsewhere in Britain it is planted. It is found throughout the Home Counties (around London) especially in Hertfordshire and in Epping and Hainault Forest. Bach found it growing in the Thames Valley.
For a temporary state of mental/physical tiredness when a lack of energy causes loss of interest, weariness and inability to cope with mundane affairs. Good for convalescents who feel unable to return to work though perfectly fit. Symptoms are predominant fatigue, lassitude, inclination to lie in bed in mornings, feel they cannot face the burden of the day.
Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies