Vervain Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Realistic Responsibility | Bach Group - Overcare & Concern
What Does Vervain Help With...
Vervain helps those who need to restore balance to the unconscious belief that it is their responsibility to take care of everything around them. Those in need of Vervain have very high principles and ideals that they seek to convert others to, by the sheer force of their will and enthusiasm. They are perfectionists who tend to overwork, driving themselves way past what is reasonable, often becoming wound up & highly strung as a result. In the acute state they can be fanatical, over zealous and incensed by injustice. Vervain restores balance to these states allowing the personality to take a more realistic perspective in its attitude to responsibility and to recognise the need for others to have the freedom to follow their own path in life.
- Latin Name - Verbena officinalis
- Vervain is prepared by the sun method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Vervain in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
- Vervain is one of Bach’s original Twelve Healers
Dr Bach’s Description of Vervain
"Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convert all around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will and have much courage when they are convinced of those things that they wish to teach. In illness they struggle on long after many would have given up their duties."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Vervain
"People who benefit from Vervain are passionate, fiery, hardworking, and driven to make a difference but they don’t know when to stop and can’t relax"
“People who benefit from Vervain are passionate, fiery, hardworking, and driven to make a difference but they don’t know when to stop and can’t relax. If you’re incensed by injustice and passionate about changing things for the better, Vervain will be a good choice to help you find balance. Pushing from the sheer force of will is not sustainable and depletes your energy reserves leading to burnout, exhaustion, tension, stress and illness. Vervain is often a good remedy for people who are engaged in activism, charity work, or other causes that are focused on changing the world in some way. Vervain flower remedy balances your inner fire so that you can stop, relax and rest when you need to which means you can generate change in sustainable ways that don’t burn you out.” Jackie Stewart - Crystal Herbs
"Vervain types pour out their energy and, unlike Rock Water types, sometimes want to force happiness onto others. They are revolutionaries at heart, often unaware that they are triggering a whole avalanche of complications. They are itinerant preachers, people conscious of their mission, people who can never keep quiet." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"Vervain is a counterpart to both Chicory and Agrimony. Where Agrimony feels an inner dissatisfaction, Vervain is dissatisfied with the outer world. Both types are distressed by life. But Vervain looks for the cause and for the release by pushing at the external form of things. Back speaks of this as over-enthusiasm, puritanism, rigidity: 'The patient may be too stern, too rigid in principle, too narrow-minded in outlook, endeavouring to mould the world too much to his own ideas. Of highest principle, yet intolerant of faults in others: too severe on himself...'." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"Vervain is the Remedy for the extremes of mental energy which manifest themselves in over-effort, stress and tension. It is for those persons who force themselves by pure effort of will to do things that are beyond their physical strength. Such people "live on their nerves" and this results in physical exhaustion, illness, and nervous breakdowns. The Vervain type hold very strong opinions and ideas which they hardly ever change, and which they wish to impose on others. They will "run a thing to death' if they believe that it is right. Such are the fanatics, the reformers, the converts and the martyrs for a cause. They possess great courage, and face danger willingly to defend their principles." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. Vervain is in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group which contains the following remedies: Beech - overly critical, intolerant, Chicory - possessive, controlling, Rock Water - self punishment, rigidity, Vervain - over enthusiasm, perfectionism and Vine - dominating, need for control over others.