24 Pine, Pinus sylvestris,
DESPONDENCY or DESPAIR - Selfblame
About this herb:
Scientific name: Pinus sylvestris
Scots pine is an evergreen tree that can reach a height of 1oo feet. It is found in forests and in meagre, sandy soil. Both male and female blossoms are found on the same tree. The male blossoms form a cluster of small yellow beads and the female cone-shaped red blossoms. It blooms in May.
The aims of this flower essence:
One reproaches oneself, has feelings of guilt. One blames oneself for everything.
Dr. Bach wrote:
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.
(The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)