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Verbena officinalis


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




Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change.


Twelve Healers 1936




We should strive to be so gentle, so quiet, so patiently helpful that we move among our fellow men more as a breath of air or a ray of sunshine: ever ready to help them when they ask: but never forcing them to our own views.


Collected Writings p119


Habitat notes




Vervain grows on bare, dry ground where grass is sparse. Hedges and roadside verges are the most likely sites although the chemical sprays that were used on verges some years ago destroyed many plants. Now it is found on recently cleared ground where competition is not strong.




Vervain is rather local, growing mostly in southern England, especially on chalk.


State of being


The strong-willed. Those who are intense of mind, who tend to over-exert themselves mentally and physically. They refuse to be beaten and will carry on long after others would have given in. They go their own way. They have fixed ideas and are very certain that they know right. They may be obstinate in refusing treatment until compelled. They may be carried away by their enthusiasm and cause themselves much strain. In all things tend to be too serious and tense. Life is a very arduous thing for them. They have their own strong views and sometimes wish to bring others to their point of view and are intolerant of the opinions of others. They do not like to listen to advice. They are often people with big ideals and ambitions for the good of humanity.


Edward Bach