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Larix decidua


One of Bach's second 19 remedies.
Prepared by the boiling method.




For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.


Twelve Healers 1936




We chose the earthly occupation, and the external circumstances that will give us the best opportunities of testing us to the full: we come with the full realization of our particular work: we come with the unthinkable privilege of knowing that all our battles are won before they are fought, that victory is certain before ever the test arrives, because we know that we are children of the Creator, as such are Divine, unconquerable and invincible.


Collected Writings p91


Habitat notes




Larch prefers well-drained ground and avoids extremes of acid or alkaline soils. It is widely planted but now is regenerating naturally from seed in many places.




Larch is not a native of Britain but has been widely planted, especially as a plantation tree for commercial purposes. It is a native of the mountains of Europe, introduced to Britain about 1620.


Emotional state


For those who lack confidence in themselves, they expect failure and feel they will never succeed and so do not try hard enough, they are hesitant and procrastinate, succumb easily and feel inferior. Their sense of failure makes them despondent though in fact they are perfectly capable if they could persevere. Symptoms may include general depression and this is often associated with impotence.


Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies