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Centaury – Bach Flower Remedies

Centaury - Bach

For those that can at times be weak willed or subservient… The Centaury remedy, helps you to develop a stronger will and greater sense of yourself.

Centaury – Bach Flower Remedies

Centaury restores the qualities of inner strength & self-determination. Those in need of Centaury have a misplaced sense of service and believe that they must put others needs before their own. They appear to lack the will power to say ‘no’ and are easily dominated and open to being taken advantage of by those with stronger personalities. As a consequence they often wear themselves out in service to others and do not develop their own individuality or creativity. Those in the negative Centaury state are often seen as being ‘a doormat for others’.

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Dr Bach’s description of Centaury:-

“Kind, quiet, gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax their strength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they may neglect their own particular missionin life.” From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies – By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )

Dr Bach placed Centaury in the Oversensitive to Influences and Ideas Group

The Latin Name for Centaury is:- Centaurium Erythraea

For more information on how to use the Bach Flower Remedies, please see Using and Choosing Bach Flower Remedies

Working with Inner Strength

If you would like something more deeper acting as a complement, you could also try an Inner Strength Essence which helps you to develop the qualities of inner resolve, strength, courage and determination.

What do you think? If you have any experiences of using the Centaury remedy, or any thoughts or ideas that you would like to share in relation to it, please leave us a comment!

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15 years ago

Ha, I almost laughed out loud reading this description – it is so me!!….. yet I also have the flip side – I can be quite argumentative and controlling. Will this help me with that also? I suppose it can be difficult to know when to draw the line sometimes, where you should stand your ground and say no.