Heather (Calluna Vulgaris) is the Bach Flower Remedy for people who are obsessed with themselves, but who do not like to be alone. Dr Bach called them ’buttonholers’ because they do anything to keep people with them, all the time talking at exhaustive length about their problems and illnesses, great and small, until people begin actively to avoid them. Thus the thing Heather people fear - loneliness - is brought about because of their own behaviour.
The remedy is given to help Heather people see their own concerns in the context of other people’s. Having suffered themselves from the need to talk, they become good listeners and great supports for others. As a result people seek them out for their compassion rather than avoiding them because of their self-centredness.
Dr. Bach’s Description:
Those who are always seeking the companionship of anyone who may be available, as they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others, no matter whom it may be. They are very unhappy if they have to be alone for any length of time.
Take 4 drops a minimum of 4 times a day.
Single remedy use: Add 2 drops to water and sip at intervals or add to 30ml mixing bottle containing still spring water.
Multiple remedy use: Add 2 drops of each remedy (max 7 remedies) to a mixing bottle and use as above.
5x dilution of flower extracts of Heather in a grape spirit solution.