Gorse Gorse


13 Gorse, Ulex europaeus

Guiding principle:
UNCERTAINTY - Hopelessness

About this herb:
Scientific name: Ulex europaeus
Description: (Common) Gorse is an evergreen shrub in the family Fabaceae, native to western Europe from a northerly point of The United Kingdom south to Portugal, and Westerly point of Ireland east to Galiza in Belgium. The thorny bush can reach a height of 7 feet and withstands snow and cold. Gorse prefers to grow in stony soil, dry pastures and moors. It shuns soil containing calcium. The flowers are golden yellow, up to 1 inch cm long, with the typical pea-flower structure. The fragrant flowers are produced throughout the year, but mainly in the early spring.

The aims of this flower essence:
One is without any hopes, has given up. One has the feeling: It no longer makes any sense.

Dr. Bach wrote:
Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief.  Those who are easily discouraged. They may be progressing well in illness, or in the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance to progress causes doubt and soon disheartens them. (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)