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Scleranthus annuus


One of Bach's original twelve healers.
Prepared by the sun method.




Those who suffer much from being unable to decide between two things, first one seeming right then the other.


Twelve Healers 1936




Instability can be eradicated by the development of self-determination, by making up the mind and doing things with a definiteness instead of wavering and hovering. Even if at first we may sometimes make errors, it were better to act than to let opportunities pass for want of a decision. Determination will soon grow; fear of plunging into life will disappear, and the experiences gained will guide our mind to better judgement.


Collected Writings p136


Habitat notes




Scleranthus grows on sandy soil (not calcareous), in dry, or well drained conditions. Bach and the authors of some early Floras list it as common, notably in cornfields. But with modern agricultural practices it has become quite scarce and being small it is difficult to find in any case. It will be found growing on uncultivated land where natural grazing has broken the surface of the ground. This may be done by rabbits, who also like sandy soil for their burrows!




Scleranthus is rare in Britain, found mostly in England on loam and sand soils.


State of being


Those who are unable to make up their minds as to what they want, first one thing seems right and then another. Their wishes, like their bodily symptoms, seem to come and go. If they have temperatures these swing up and down. They are undetermined and unable to decide quickly or definitely, and their decisions quickly change. Uncertainty of bodily actions, giddiness, shaking, jerky uncontrolled movements, unsteady walking. Their moods change quickly, first cheery then depressed. Their conversation may rapidly jump from one subject to another.


Edward Bach