Pine Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Positive Self-Value | Bach Group - Despair & Despondency
What Does Pine Help With...
Pine helps to restore a positive sense of inner self-value or self worth. Those in need of Pine suffer from feelings of guilt, shame, self-blame or self reproach and will often take responsibility for, or even apologize for, something that has nothing to do with them at all. They are never truly satisfied with themselves and tend to feel that others are better than they are. It is difficult for those in this state to find any real sense of achievement or joy in life.
- Latin Name - Pinus sylvestris
- Pine is prepared by the boiling method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Pine in the Despondency or Despair Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Pine
"For those who blame themselves. Even when successful they think that they could have done better, and are never content with their efforts or the results. They are hard working and suffer much from the faults they attach to themselves. Sometimes if there is any mistake it is due to another, but they will claim responsibility even for that."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Pine
"Pine relates to the Soul quality of self-acceptance. If you're in the negative Pine state, you'll put yourself down due to inappropriate feelings of guilt. The scale of self-accusations varies from minor to severe. One person upbraids himself for having neglected to greet his neighbor in a friendly enough manner, another feels remorse for consuming meat, and a third feels the remmants of the archetypal guilt of original sin. Negative Pine together with negative Holly may be one of the most profound and deeply human negative archetypal states. Taking Pine can free us from feeling tied down by feelings of unneccesary guilt. This Essence may be one of the greatest gifts Edward Bach left for us." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"Despite his hard work and the constant attempt to make progress he was discontented and blaming himself for a lack of success. Dr Bach a failure? Who would believe it? Ridiculous! No, not ridiculous; he felt a failure, not was a failure. His description for Pine reads as a clear statement of his circumstances. He is saying: I blame myself. Even though I have been successful, I know that I could have done better. I work hard but I make errors and I am dissatisfied with what I achieve.' What is the origin of this state of mind? Putting it baldly, it derives from severity of the father. If Red Chestnut concerns apprehension in the mother then Pine concerns stricture from the father." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"Pine is the Remedy for those people who suffer from self-condemnation, who are never really content with their achievements, and who black themselves for not doing better. They also tend to blame themselves for the mistakes of others, for they feel that in some way they themselves are responsible. A typical Pine statement is: "I am always tired and depressed, and feel that I am the worst person in the world. I blame myself for everything that goes wrong in the house." They are over conscientious, and the high standards they set themselves (although not for others) may cause them to overwork and bring about emotional stress in their effort to 'improve their characters'." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Despondency or Despair Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Pine is in the Despondency or Despair Group which contains the following remedies: Crab Apple - cleansing & purity, Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility, Larch - lack of confidence, Oak - the strengthener, Pine - feelings of guilt, unworthiness, Star of Bethlehem - shock, trauma, accidents, Sweet Chestnut - extreme anguish, despair and Willow - resentment, bitterness.