Willow in Bach flower therapy : properties, benefits, uses

Willow in Bach flower therapy

properties, benefits, uses

Willow ( Salix Vitellino )  is part of the Salicaceae family. The yellow willow is so called because in winter its branches are colored with a bright golden yellow that cheers up the whole countryside when the trees lose their leaves. It is found throughout the national territory and its height varies, due to the frequent cuts, dictated by the long branches. It is a plant that grows along waterways and in humid places. The tree has both yellow flowers that are male and green flowers that are female, which blend into the branches.

Willow : properties and benefits

Dr. Edward Bach gave it: “ … to those who have suffered because of adversity or misfortune and find it difficult to accept it, without complaining and without feeling resentment, since they judge life on the basis of success. They feel they have not deserved such a great trial, find it unfair and are bitter about it. It often happens that they feel a minor interest in those things in life that previously pleased them… ”.

In fact, his key word is the victim of himself , that is, he who claims to have the whole world against him. This type of character commits himself, there is a feeling of underlying bitterness in him, he is convinced that he must suffer unfairly, because of fate, unfavorable conditions and others, they are always malicious personalities, both at work and in private life . 

The Willow is a grumbler, he keeps repeating to himself “that nobody understands him …”, but in reality he has little taken the “helm” of his existence, he does not understand at all.

The qualities that the remedy brings are a positivity and a great ability to understand and forgive the world around you and the wrongs caused by it, so you find the meaning of life and the harmonious control of your life.

In conclusion, the flower self-responsibility the person, teaching that life is an evolutionary process and that every experience has a meaning and a content.

• Initial-inhibited emotions (before taking the flower):

What did I do to deserve this? Sad, pessimistic and weak personality, sense of bitterness and resentment with someone or something. 

• Evolutionary-loose emotions (after taking the flower):

Understanding , balance and forgiveness. 

Willow : uses

Willow is suitable for those who judge life on the basis of success, for those who get discouraged by some “unpleasant” incidents and do not feel that they have deserved such a great test, they find it simply unfair and are embittered by it.

The remedy is indicated for those who suffer from emotional dependence that leads to envy towards the rich for example, mood disorders with a tendency to depression and sadness, which have consequences such as hair loss, psoriasis , wrinkles at a young age, appetite disturbances, neuralgia and chronic headaches .

Additionally, Willow administers herself to grumpy, snooty children or to her daughter-in-law who feels a grudge against her mother-in-law.

Willow is a precious remedy for those who are resentful , who feel unfortunate in life, victims of a cruel fate and who do not admit their mistakes and live with prejudice thinking about how it would end.

Willow Bach Flower Affirmation

  • I understand my mistakes and those of others and I take responsibility for my actions.
  • I take responsibility for my life and my good luck.
  • I have the freedom to deny and suffer or to accept and enjoy.
  • I have rights and obligations.
  • Responsibility gives me the freedom to manage my life without rancor.

Bach Flower List

1. Agrimony 2. Aspen 3. Beech
4. Centaury5. Cerato6. Cherry Plum
7. Chestnut Bud 8. Chicory9. Clematis
10. Crab Apple11. Elm12. Gentian
13. Gorse 14. Heather15. Holly
16. Honeysuckle 17. Hornbeam 18. Impatiens
19. Larch20. Mimulus21. Mustard
22. Oak23. Olive24. Pine
25. Red Chestnut26. Rock Rose27. Rock Water
28. Scleranthus29. Star Of Bethlehem30. Sweet Chestnut
31. Vervain 32. Vine 33. Walnut
34. Water Violet35. White Chestnut36. Wild Oat
37. Wild Rose38. Willow39. Rescue Remedy  

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