Gentian Gentian


12 Gentian, Gentiana amarella

Guiding principle:
UNCERTAINTY - Discontented

About this herb:
Scientific name: Gentiana amarella
Description: (Northern) Gentian is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae). Gentian reaches a height of 9 inches and is found in lime-rich soil, dry, hilly pastures and in dunes. There are many different types of gentian; however, for Bach flowers, only bitter gentian (Northern gentian) is employed. Gentian is a biennial plant. The five-petaled purple/violet flowers blossom from August to the beginning of October.

The aims of this flower essence:
One has a pessimistic basic attitude. One reacts sceptically, with doubts, with a slight discouragement.

Dr. Bach wrote:
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)