Willow... ...is for people who feel resentful and bitter about the way their lives have gone. They begrudge others their successes and happiness, and are reluctant to admit when their own lives go well, preferring to concentrate on what is going wrong. Willow people are grumblers, and when ill make bad patients because they are never satisfied with what is done for them.
Willow can be compared to Holly in that it too is a negative state directed towards others. But where Holly burns with hatred and suspicion, Willow smoulders with resentment and self-pity. The remedy is given to encourage the rebirth of optimism and faith, and to help the person in the negative Willow state to be more generous in praise of others and also more aware of how his own negative thinking can attract the very ill-fortune that he blames on others.
Dr Bach's description - For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have not deserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and less activity in those things of life which they had previously enjoyed.
The essences are easy to take and can be taken in a variety of ways:
Single essences use: Add 2 drops in water and sip at intervals or add to a 30ml mixing bottle containing natural spring water; take 4 drops a minimum of 4 times a day.
Multiple essence use: Add 2 drops of each remedy (maximum of 7 essences) to a mixing bottle containing still spring water; take 4 drops a minimum of 4 times a day.
You can add a teaspoon of brandy or cider vinegar to the mixing bottle to act as a preservative if you wish.
30ml Mixing bottle can be bought ready-to-use from your Bach™ Original Flower Remedies stockist
You can take the essences undiluted direct from the stock bottle. Just take two drops on your tongue and repeat as necessary.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding consult your doctor before use. All Bach original flower remedies contain alcohol as a preservative and therefore may be unsuitable for some people.