Olive Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Vitality | Bach Group - Lack of Interest
What Does Olive Help With...
Olive helps those who feel that their reserves of energy are completely depleted and that they have nothing left to carry on with. This could be at any level. In the acute state those in need of Olive often complain of being too tired to do another thing or feeling completely washed out. This is usually the result of situations where a great deal of energy has been used up - over working, a hard spell of digging in the garden or exhaustion related to a long term illness are all situations that can be helped with Olive.
- Latin Name - Olea europaea
- Olive is prepared by the sun method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Olive in the Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Olive
"Those who have suffered much mentally or physically and are so exhausted and weary that they feel they have no more strength to make any effort. Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Olive
"The dove brought Noah an olive branch to indicate that the flood was over and peace and quiet had returned to the earth. In a similar way the Flower Olive relates to the principle of regenera-tion, to peace and order being restored. The negative Olive state is the "calm" following the storm, when your body, mind, and spirit are utterly exhausted and spent after a long period of great strain. It occurs, for instance, after a long-term physical illness; a prolonged unbalanced diet; severe lack of sleep; a period of time in which you've neglected yourself in order to nurse a family member; years of volunteer work on top of a full-time job; or a powerful inner development process that has absorbed a great deal of energy." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"The indication for Olive is deep exhaustion, the constant tiredness which grips you 'after much worry, illness, grief or some long struggle... Bach says that, in the Olive state, people 'feel they have no more strength to make any effort'. The Olive remedy finds the resources for renewal." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"The Olive tree benefits humanity through its leaves, bark, fruit, and the wood of its trunk. It has always been the symbol of peace and harmony. The Remedy prepared from the olive flowers has the power to restore peace to the tired mind, and strength to a body exhausted by suffering. It is the Remedy for those persons who have suffered a long time under adverse conditions, or who have had a long and grievous illness which has sapped their vitality; their minds have become wearied and exhausted, and their reserve strength is depleted." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Olive is in the Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances Group which contains the following remedies: Chestnut Bud - inability to learn ones lessons, Clematis - dreamy, absent minded, Honeysuckle - living in the past, homesickness, Mustard - gloom, despair for no apparent reason, Olive - tiredness, exhaustion, White Chestnut - thoughts buzzing around in head and Wild Rose - apathy, lack of enthusiasm.