Gentian (Gentiana Amarella)
Gentian is for doubt and despondency. Sufferers are easily discouraged and depressed when things go wrong or when faced with difficulties. Unlike Mustard, their depression is always from an identifiable cause. They may in fact be making good progress in illness or in life but are easily disheartened by small setbacks.
Gentian may be useful for those people who feel despondent with a long-term or recurrent illness. It is also useful for children discouraged about their schoolwork.
The positive potential of Gentian is the realisation that there is no such thing as failure when one is doing one's best, no matter what the results. No obstacle seems too great, and no task too daunting to undertake. There is a conviction that any difficulties will be overcome in the end.
For multiple use, add two drops to a 30ml mixing bottle (you may combine up to seven remedies in this bottle), top up with mineral water and take four drops at least four times a day.
If neccessary, the Bach Original Flower Remedies can be dropped neat onto the tongue, or rubbed onto the lips, behind the ears, or on the temples and wrists.
You can take Bach Original Flower Remedies as often as you want. If you are in a mood or a bit of a crisis, you only may need one dose, but if you've been feeling the same way for some time you can take them as long as you need to.