Wild Rose Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Enthusiasm | Bach Group - Lack of Interest
What Does Wild Rose Help With...
Wild Rose helps to restore the qualities of enthusiasm and joy in the process of life. Those in need of Wild Rose experience a state of apathetic resignation, which can bring with it feelings of boredom or tiredness. In an acute state they appear to have given up, completely lacking the motivation and enthusiasm necessary to function normally in life. Some people experience this during a long-term illness, having been told to resign themselves to the fact they may never be fully well again. Wild Rose helps to bring back the enthusiasm to find joy in life whatever the circumstances.
- Latin Name - Rosa canina
- Wild Rose is prepared by the boiling method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Wild Rose in the Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Wild Rose
"Those who without apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all that happens, and just glide through life, take it as it is, without any effort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered to the struggle of life without complaint."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Wild Rose
"Wild Rose refreshes your spirits when you’re feeling apathetic, bored with life, and just can't be bothered doing anything"
“Wild Rose refreshes your spirits when you’re feeling apathetic, bored with life, and just can't be bothered doing anything. You put things off, hoping you'll feel more enthusiastic later but the motivation never comes. Nothing manages to excite or inspire you because your inner fire has gone out, and you can't be bothered to rake through the embers to reignite the flames. You may even feel dead inside, unable to find joy, meaning or purpose. Wild Rose is an excellent remedy for helping you to reconnect with your divine spark and re-engage with life again.” Jackie Stewart - Crystal Herbs
"Wild Rose relates to the Soul potential for devotion to life and to joy in life. In the negative Wild Rose state, the principle of devotion is misunderstood and is applied at the wrong level. Instead of happily devoting yourself to your Life Plan, you have given in to fixed, negative expectations. This misunderstanding often arises during the first days of life for instance, if your birth took a very long time or if, as a premature baby, you had to spend days or weeks in an incubator. Your little mind or spirit may have wondered whether its decision for life was an error and whether your life, in fact, might already be over. As a result, you abandon personal initiative and feel an apathetic resignation about life." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"The remedy is more concerned with activities of life on earth and human participation (or the lack of it). Compare the floral gesture of Wild Rose with that of Oak. Oak is powerfully-structured, with very small, hidden flowers; the emotional state is determined and represents a fully-engaged, even over-active will force. The same idea is expressed in the small flowers of Vervain. By contrast, the large, flamboyant rose with its loose plant structure illustrates lack of will and lack of clear determination. Dr Bach pointed towards this as he grouped Cerato, Clematis and Scleranthus opposite Honeysuckle and Wild Rose; all have the same unstructured form and a similar confused mentality." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"Wild Rose is the Remedy for those people who have become resigned to their illness, to their uncongenial work, or to their monotonous lives. Although they do not complain, they make little effort to get well, to find other work, or to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. They are the patients who believe the physicians when they are told: "You might as well get used to it, because you have to live with it." Such persons feel that it is their fate to put up with the conditions which are troubling them." 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. Wild Rose 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.