Willow is the Bach Flower for resentment, which is a very toxic condition. It's easy to feel isolated or embittered and believe yourself to be the victim of a cruel fate. This can happen to all of us if life seems to have treated us unfairly. Sometimes our complaints are real and circumstances can be unjust.
Willow has been used as a crop for centuries and in fact is greatly abused, as the tree is periodically cut down to a bare stump. However, its urge for life is so strong it quickly sends out new shoots. The Bach Willow is immediately distinguished by its magnificent golden winter twigs, shining like the sun in the cold, frosty landscape. The Willow Essence helps us make better, more life affirming choices, even when the seasons of our emotions are dark and cold.
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 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.
Dissatisfied, bitter, resentful, life is unfair, unjust
Self-pity and resentment
For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune
One of Bach’s second 19 remedies, prepared by the boiling method
Those who without apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all that happens, and just glide through life, take it as it is, without any effort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered to the struggle of life without complaint.
400 parts of Ecocert organic brandy to 1 part infusion of flowers in water.
For short-term moods and problems put two drops of each selected remedy in a glass of water. Sip as often as required until relief is obtained. You can use this method for longer-term problems as well. Just sip from the glass throughout the day.