Willow (Salix Vitellina) is the Bach Flower Remedy 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.
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.
5 x dilution of flower extracts of Willow in a grape spirt solution.
Warnings & Contraindications
Gentle, safe, effective treatment for the whole family.
No artificial additive.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Always read the label & use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, see your health professional.