Impatiens Impatiens


18 Impatiens, Impatiens glandulifera

Guiding principle:
LONELINESS - Impatient

About this herb:
Scientific name: Impatiens glandulifera
Description: Impatiens is an annual plant, and is native to the Himalaya. The stem is fleshy and can reach a height of 7 inches. It is mostly found on shores, rivers, brooks and canals. The leaves are serrated. Most flowers are an intense mauve, but Dr. Bach used light mauve-colored blossoms exclusively. The plant blooms from July to September.

The aims of this flower essence:
One reacts impatiently and a little bit irritably, shows overabundant reactions.

Dr. Bach wrote:
Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow, as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will endeavour to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed. (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)