Agrimony – for those not wishing to burden others with their troubles and who cover up their suffering behind a cheerful façade. They are distressed by argument or quarrel, and may seek escape from pain and worry through the use of drugs and alcohol. Positive aspect: reflected in those who can truly laugh at their own worries, because they are fully aware of their relative unimportance. They are genuine optimists, and the inveterate peacemakers.
Aspen – for those who experience vague fears and anxieties of unknown origin, they are often apprehensive. Positive aspect: fearlessness because of the knowledge that the universal power of love stands behind all. Once we come to that realization, we can experience joy.
Beech – for those who, while desiring perfection, easily find fault with people and things. Critical and at times intolerant, they may overreact to small annoyances or idiosyncracies of others. Positive aspect: modeling an example of perfect tolerance.
Centaury – for those who are over-anxious to please, often weak willed and easily exploited or dominated by others. As a result, they may neglect their own particular interests. Positive aspect: found in one who serves wisely, quietly, and unobtrusively; knowing when to give and when to withhold. Being able to mix without losing your individuality.
Cerato – for those who lack confidence in their own judgment and decisions. They constantly seek the advice of others and may often be misguided. Positive aspect: quiet assurance. Such people are very intuitive and very sure of their ability to judge between right and wrong and they trust themselves to act uninfluenced by an advice to the contrary.
Cherry Plum – for fear of losing mental and physical control, of doing something desperate. May have impulses to do things thought or known to be wrong. Positive aspect: seen in the calm quiet courage and endurance of a prisoner of war – being mentally and physically tortured but able to retain his sanity.
Chestnut Bud – for those who fail to learn from experience, repeating the same patterns or mistakes again and again. Positive aspect: reflected by those persons who are keenly observant of all happenings, and especially of mistakes which occur. They tend to keep their attention in the present, and they gain knowledge and wisdom from every experience.
Chicory – for those who are overfull of care for others and need to direct and control those close to them. Always finding something to correct or put right. Positive aspect: seen in one who is truly selfless in his care and concern for others; one who gives unceasingly, without the slightest thought of a return.
Clematis – for those who tend to live in the future, lack concentration, are daydreamers, drowsy or spacey and have a half-hearted interest in their present circumstances. Positive aspect: seen in those who have a lively interest in all things, and minds that are sensitive to inspiration. Among these people we find the practical idealist, the writer, the artist, the actor, the healer; in short, we find one who is master of his own thoughts, and who has great zest in daily living because he can fully appreciate the great purpose behind all of it.
Crab Apple – for those who may feel something is not quite clean about themselves, or have a fear of being contaminated. For feelings of shame or poor self image. For example, thinking oneself not attractive for one reason or another. When necessary, may be taken to assist in detoxification, for example, during a cold or while fasting. Positive aspect: seen on those who maintain complete control of their thoughts, and who have the wisdom to see things in their correct proportions. They are broadminded and do not dwell upon trifles, they realize that any manifestation of a physical disorder is due to an inner disharmony, thus within their own power to transmute it into harmony.
Elm – for those who at times may experience momentary feelings of inadequacy, being overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Positive aspects are manifest most of the time; outstanding among them are self-assurance and confidence. These virtues are the result of an unshakable inner conviction that help will always be forthcoming when needed. These powerful abilities are generally directed toward the safety and welfare or the betterment of others.
Gentian – for those who become easily discouraged by small delays or hindrances. This may cause self-doubt. Positive aspect: the understanding that there is no failure when one is doing his utmost, whatever the apparent results may be. They know that there is no obstacle too great, nor any task too big to be undertaken with the conviction that it can be accomplished.
Gorse – for feelings of hopelessness and futility. When there is little hope of relief. Positive aspect: found in those who have a positive faith and hope, and a certainty that in the end they can overcome all difficulties. They are not influenced by their present mental and physical condition, nor by the advice or opinions of others.
Heather – for those who seek the companionship of anyone who will listen to their troubles. They are generally not good listeners and have difficulty being alone for any length of time. Positive aspect: found in the selfless, understanding individual who has suffered so greatly himself that he is very willing to listen to and help others. Such a person can put his own difficulties behind him and become absorbed in the problems of others. He is unsparing in his efforts to help them.
Holly – to be used when troubled by negative feelings, such as envy, jealousy, suspicion, revenge. Vexations of the heart, states indicating a need for more love. Positive aspect: seen in those who can give without wanting anything in return; in those who can be loving, tolerant and happy, although they may have lost everything; in those who can rejoice to see others take their rightful place. Such persons can bear the vexations of life with understanding and tolerance.
Honeysuckle – for those dwelling in the past, nostalgia, homesickness, always talking about the good old days, when things were better. Positive aspect: clearly seen in those persons who retain the lesson taught by past experiences, while allowing the experience itself to pass out of their mind.
Hornbeam – for the Monday morning feeling of not being able to face the day. For those feeling that some part of the body or mind needs strengthening. Constant fatigue and tiredness. Positive aspect: reflected in those who are certain of their own ability and strength, even though their work might appear to be beyond their capacities to achieve.
Impatiens – for those quick in thought and action, who require all things to be done without delay. They are impatient with people who are slow and often prefer to work alone. Positive aspect: great gentleness and sympathy towards others. They are capable, decisive, intuitive and clever, with abilities far above the average. At the same time, they are understanding and tolerant with those who are slower than themselves.
Larch – for those who despite being capable, lack self-confidence or feel inferior. Anticipating failure they often refuse to make a real effort to succeed. Positive aspect: reflected by the person who is willing to plunge into life; to take risks and never be discouraged by the results. Such a person knows that if he failed, it was not because he did not try his best. Such a one does not know the meaning of the word “can’t”.
Mimulus – for fear of known things, such as heights, water, the dark, other people, of being alone, etc. Positive aspect: seen in one who can face all trials and difficulties in life with equanimity and humor. We fear only those things which we do not understand, which we dislike, or which we hate; understanding and courage are the great positive qualities of Mimulus.
Mustard – for deep gloom which comes on for apparently no known reason, sudden melancholia or heavy sadness. Will lift just as suddenly. Positive aspect: found in those people who have an inner serenity which nothing can shake or destroy. Such a person is well able to counteract the effect of any attack of melancholia or depression by his inner stability, joy and peace.
Oak – for those who struggle on despite despondency from hardships, even when ill and overworked, they never give up. Positive aspect: brave people, fighting against great difficulties without loss of hope or slacking of effort. They reflect perseverance, courage, and stability under all conditions.
Olive – for mental and physical exhaustion, sapped vitality with no reserve. This may come on after an illness or personal ordeal. Positive aspect: seen in those people who do not rely upon personal effort to overcome their difficulties. They rely instead upon that strength and vitality which they know will be given to them and which will sustain them and guide in every respect. It is seen in those who maintain their peace of mind and their interest in life, even though they may be forced to remain inactive.
Pine – for those who feel they should do or should have done better, who are self-reproachful or blame themselves for the mistakes of others. Hardworking people who suffer much from the faults they attach to themselves, they are never satisfied with their success. Positive aspect: seen in those who are willing to take the responsibility and to bear the burdens of others if they can really help them. They are aware, however, that this is not always the best way to help another. They acknowledge their mistakes, but do not dwell on them; they have great perseverance, and a genuine humility about their talents.
Red Chestnut – for those who find it difficult not to be overly concerned or anxious for others, always fearing something wrong may happen to those they care for. Positive aspect: the ability to send out thoughts of safety, health or courage to those who need them, and who may be in danger or ill at the time. It is the ability to remain calm, mentally and physically, in any emergency.
Rock Rose – for those who experience states of terror, panic and hysteria; also when troubled by nightmares. Positive aspect: seen in military or civil heroes, those courageous persons who are willing to risk their lives to aid others. It is a state of mind wherein the self is completely forgotten.
Rock Water – for those who are very strict with themselves in their daily living. They are hard masters to themselves struggling toward some ideal or to set an example for others. This would include strict adherence to a living style or to religious, personal or social disciplines. Positive aspect: seen in those persons who have high ideals, but when they are convinced of a higher or a better truth, are willing to forsake their original theories and beliefs. Such people have flexible minds. They are not easily influenced by others, because they know in advance that they will be shown greater and deeper truths. The joy and peace that they experience in life encourages others to follow their path.
Scleranthus – for those unable to decide between two things, first one seeming right then the other. Often presenting extreme variations in energy or mood swings. Positive aspect: calmness and determination. Such people are quick to make a decision and prompt in action. They are those who keep their poise and balance under all occasions.
Star of Bethlehem – for grief, trauma, loss. For the mental and emotional effects during and after a trauma. Remember that many people have at some time or another suffered from a grievous shock and if it is unresolved and still apparent, Star of Bethlehem will quickly help to neutralize the effects caused by it.
Sweet Chestnut – for those who feel they have reached the limits of their endurance. For those moments of deep despair when the anguish seems unbearable. Positive aspect: seen in those who, even though their anguish is so great as to seem unbearable, can call on their Father for help, and still put their trust in Him. Those who have ever experienced this form of suffering have the understanding and the desire to help all others in despair.
Vervain – for those who have strong opinions and who usually need to have the last word, always teaching or philosophizing. When taken to an extreme they can be argumentative and overbearing. Positive aspect: seen in the calm, wise man who knows his own mind and who realizes that others also have a right to their opinions. Such a man keeps his mind fluid: he is always ready to listen to others, and to change his opinions when he is convinced of the need to do so.
Vine – for those who are strong willed. Leaders in their own right who are unquestionable in charge. However, when taken to an extreme they may become dictatorial. Positive aspect: seen in the wise, loving and understanding ruler, leader or teacher. Anyone who possessed these qualities, and uses them to guide others, has no need to dominate; he is one who helps people to know themselves, and to find their path in life. His is the leader who can inspire those around him by his unshakeable confidence and certainty.
Walnut – assists in stabilizing emotional upsets during transition periods, such as puberty, adolescence and menopause. Also helps one to break past links and emotionally adjust to new beginning such as moving, changing or taking a new job, beginning or ending a relationship. Positive aspect: constancy and determination; those who carry out their beliefs and their life’s work unaffected by adverse circumstances, or unhindered by either the opinions or the ridicule of others. Such are the pioneers and the inventors.
Water Violet – for those who are gentle, independent, aloof and self-reliant, who do not interfere in the affairs of others, and when ill or in trouble prefer to bear their difficulties alone. Positive aspect: found in those who put their great capabilities at the service of others. They have great gentleness, are tranquil, sympathetic wise practical counselors, who have poise and dignity and pass gracefully through life.
White Chestnut – for constant and persistent unwanted thoughts, such as, mental arguments, worries or repetitious thoughts that prevent peace-of-mind, and disrupt concentration. Positive aspect: found in those who have a quiet and calm mind. Such a person is at peace with himself, and with the whole world. His quietness is disturbed by outside influences, and in that quietness comes the solution to his problems. He has learned how to control thought and imagination, and how to put them to a constructive use.
Wild Oat – for the dissatisfaction with not having succeeded in one’s career or life goal. When there is unfulfilled ambition, career uncertainty or boredom with one’s present position or station in life. Positive aspect: reflected in those persons who have definite ambitions, and know just what they want to do in life. What is more, they do it too, and they allow nothing to interfere with their purpose. They live lives filled with usefulness and happiness.
Wild Rose – for those, who for no apparent reason, have resigned themselves to their circumstances. Having become indifferent, little effort is made to improve things or find joy. Positive aspect: seen in those persons who have a lively interest in all happenings, however trivial, both in their own lives, and in the lives of others. Their very interest and vitality attract excellent conditions into their lives, and they enjoy friends, happiness and good health.
Willow – for those who have suffered some circumstance or misfortune, which they feel was unfair or unjust. As a result they become resentful and bitter toward life or toward those who they feel were at fault. Positive aspect: displaying great optimism and faith. It is seen in the person who has recognized his responsibilities through the experiences which have come his way. Such a person draws unto himself either the good or the bad according to the nature of his thoughts, and fully realizes that it is within his power to do so.
Rescue Remedy – a composite remedy formulated for use in emergencies. It is composed of the following five remedies: Star of Bethlehem for shock; Rock Rose for terror and panic; Impatiens for mental stress and tension; Cherry Plum for desperation; and Clematis for the bemused, faraway, out-of-the-body feeling which often precedes fainting or loss of consciousness. Excellent to use in emergency situations while waiting for competent medical personnel to arrive.