Larch Larch


19 Larch, Larix decidua

Guiding principle:
DESPONDENCY or DESPAIR - Unconfident

About this herb:
Scientific name: Larix decidua
Description: Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to much of the cooler temperate northern hemisphere, on lowlands in the far north, and high on mountains further south. Larches are among the dominant plants in the immense boreal forests of Russia and Canada. Larch can reach a height of 100 feet. They prefer the edge of woods and hills. The bark is coarse. The male yellow and the female red blossoms are to be found on the same tree. They open from the end of March to April - as soon as the green needles appear.

The aims of this flower essence:
One feels to be inferior and defeated by other people. One expects failures. 'I will not manage it anyway.'

Dr. Bach wrote:
For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.   (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)