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Water Violet


Hottonia palustris


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




For those who in health or illness like to be alone. Very quiet people, who move about without noise, speak little, and then gently. Very independent, capable and self-reliant. Almost free of the opinions of others. they are aloof, leave people alone and go their own way. Often clever and talented. Their peace and calmness is a blessing to those around them.


Twelve Healers 1936




…you are learning to stand absolutely alone in the world, gaining the intense joy of complete freedom, and therefore of perfect service to mankind. And when this is realised it is no longer sacrifice but the exquisite joy of helpfulness even under all conditions.


Collected Writings p109


Habitat notes




Water Violet grows in drainage ditches and other slow moving water. Many of its traditional habitats have been destroyed- mechanical ditching has cleared the channels too efficiently, many of the wetland fens have been drained by lowering the water table and various chemicals pollute the dykes.




Water Violet is increasingly hard to find but in general terms it grows in the southern and eastern counties of England.


State of being


These are very beautiful people in mind and often in body. They are gentle, quiet, very refined and cultured and yet are masters of their fate and lead their lives with a quiet determination and certainty. Like to be much alone. In illness they may be a little proud and aloof and if so this reacts upon them. Even so, they are very brave and try to fight alone and unaided and be of no anxiety or trouble to those around. They are brave souls indeed who seem to know their work in life and do it with a quiet certain will. They do not often form strong attachments even to those nearest them. They bear adversity and illness calmly, quietly and bravely without complaint.


Edward Bach