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Oak

 

Quercus robur

 
oak
 

One of Bach's seven helpers.
Prepared by the sun method.

 

Indication

 

For those who are struggling and fighting strongly to get well, or in connection with the affairs of their daily life. They will go on trying one thing after another, though their case may seem hopeless.

 

Twelve Healers 1936

 

Affirmation

 

Our whole object is to realise our faults, and endeavour so to develop the opposing virtue that the faults will disappear from us like snow melts in the sunshine. Donít fight your worries: donít struggle with your disease: donít grapple with your infirmities: rather forget them in concentrating on the development of the virtue you require.

 

Collected Writings p121

 

Habitat notes

 

General

 

The oak grows on neutral or lime-rich heavy clays and loams.

 

Britain

 

Oaks are native to Britain and grow throughout the country. Sessile Oaks predominate in the north and west on the poorer soils while Q.robur is more common in the south- east of the country. It is one of the most common native woodland trees.

 

Chronic condition

 

Oak is for the type of people who, although they feel hopeless of any cure, still struggle and are irritated that they are ill. These people have physical diseases which tend to go on for years and, although they feel quite hopeless about themselves, they still go on trying and struggling. The illnesses of this type are where much balance is lost, mental and physical. Mental, such as severe nervous breakdowns, or such types of insanity which can be described as completely unbalanced (where there is great loss of control); and the same in the bodily state, where the patient loses control over parts of the body or its functions.

 

Edward Bach