Clematis Bach Flower Remedy – Being in the here & now
Clematis is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Discovered by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s the Bach Flower Remedies are simple, natural and gentle acting remedies which help you to balance your thought and emotions. They have an understandably enduring appeal and are still the most popular and well known flower essences around the world today.
The lovely Clematis remedy helps you to restore the qualities of grounding, presence, purpose and focus.
Clematis helps those who all too easily drift off into daydreams and fantasies about the future.
What Does Clematis Do?
Clematis helps those who all too easily drift off into daydreams and fantasies about the future feeling that life will be better there, than it currently is.
People in need of this remedy seem to be generally inattentive or sleepy and might complain of forgetfulness or a lack of concentration. They often have cold feet and hands, and often need lots of sleep.
Their lack of desire to be fully present means that they have their ‘head in the clouds’ most of the time and are generally ungrounded which makes them prone to appearing clumsy or accident-prone. Psychics and those working a lot in their imagination like artists and writers often need the ‘reality check’ that this remedy brings.
Dr Bach’s description of Clematis
"Those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life. Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times, when their ideals may come true. In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost."
From The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies – By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
Uses & Indications for Clematis:
- Ungrounded, disconnected from body, clumsy, accident-prone.
- Lack of energy, dizzy spells, fainting or poor circulation.
- Daydreamer, lives in a fantasy world or the future, ‘head in the clouds.’
- Inattentive, dreamy or deaf, yawns frequently and needs lots of sleep.
- Difficulties with focus, memory, concentration or studying.
Benefits of taking Clematis:
- Feels grounded in this world, anchored in reality.
- Fully present in one’s physical body in the NOW.
- Ability to turn vision into action and manifest dreams.
- Good concentration and memory, focused and organised, achieves tasks.
Dr. Bach’s Seven Main Groups
Dr. Bach divided his 38 Bach Flower Remedies into seven different personality groups; each group representing the differing ways a particular thought pattern or emotion could be seen and experienced in the personality.
Clematis is in Dr Bach’s – Lack of Interest Group
Each of the seven remedies in this group is a description of the different ways in which those who are in some way reluctant to fully take part in life can behave: Clematis, Chestnut Bud, Honeysuckle, Mustard, Olive, White Chestnut, Wild Rose
The Clematis Flower
The Latin Name for Clematis is: Clematis vitalba
The wild Clematis that Dr Bach chose is a vigorous climber, sometimes getting to a height of up to 7m. It’s leaves are a mid to dark green and it’s beautiful clusters of small creamy white flowers appear from mid-summer to early autumn. It’s also sometimes known as: beggar’s plant, bind-with, biting clematis & devil’s twine!
Making the Clematis Remedy
Dr. Bach first made a remedy from Clematis in 1928. This was right at the beginning of his journey of discovery and what he called the ‘new work’, which would take him out of his laboratory and into nature to discover new healing tools. He had originally made this remedy homoeopathically from the seeds of the Clematis plant. However, once he had discovered the sun method of potentisation, he re-made it as a flower essence ( using the flowers rather than the seeds ) while he was in Cromer in 1930. He found the flower essence produced much better results and he destroyed the original tincture.
Clematis is one of the remedies in the Revival Remedy combination, along with Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose & Star of Bethlehem. This combination of Bach remedies was originally formulated by Dr Bach himself for use in situations requiring ‘emergency rescue’. It acts as a very swift emotional stabiliser in situations of great fear, panic, trauma, or severe stress such as serious accidents or unexpected bereavement. It is also very useful in situations of lesser trauma such as exams, driving tests, visits to the dentist, etc. Revival Remedy
How To Use Clematis
Our Bach Flower Remedies are stock level Essences which can be diluted into a treatment bottle as suggested by Dr Bach or used directly from stock if preferred. A treatment bottle can contain one single essence or a combination of up to eight different essences.
Making a Treatment Combination
Making a Bach Flower Remedy combination is simple and easy: put 2 drops from each of the Remedies you require (4 drops of Revival Remedy) into a clean glass dropper bottle containing up to 30ml of spring water (adding a teaspoon full of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative if you wish). Alternatively you can put 4 drops of each remedy required (8 drops of Revival Remedy) into a glass of water. You can combine up to 8 of the Bach Remedies.
How to Use Your Combination
Using Your Combination: For a normal adult dosage take 4 drops on the tongue (or a sip from your glass of water) 8 x a day, or every 30 – 60 minutes for acute states. Using Directly From Stock: Take 2 drops on the tongue as above. Preferably take 10 minutes away from food and drink. We’d normally suggest using for two – four weeks before reviewing how you feel.
What are the Bach Flower Remedies
The Bach Flower Remedies are a set of 38 flower essences which can be used to help you to achieve greater balance and harmony in your life. They work to balance how you are thinking and feeling and can very quickly help to restore a sense of balance and perspective within yourself. They are simple, effective and easy to use and they can be given to adults, children, pets and plants. You can find out more here: Bach Flower Remedies
Our Bach Flower Remedies
From making the Mother Tincture to bottling and labelling the stock bottles that we send you, each remedy is handmade with love and care helping to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of remedy.
Our Bach Flower Remedies are handmade according to the original instructions of Dr. Edward Bach, using his original methods and adhering exactly to the plant types that he identified. They are stock level remedies and we have been making them and offering them to customers round the world for over 30 years.
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Do You Need Any Help or Advice?
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Sam is a director at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since 1996. He is passionate about all aspects of Flower & Vibrational Essences, from making and developing them, to using them for personal and spiritual growth. Sam is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer and teacher and loves sharing knowledge and information about Essences and any other tools that help us to re-connect with our hearts and the true essence of who we are. Sam is also currently treasurer for the British Association of Flower Essence producers.