Botanical name: Ulex europaeus
Blooms: Abundantly in April and May but with odd blooms at all times
Physical appearance: Golden yellow in colour
Preparation method: Sun method
Belongs to ‘Uncertainty’ Group
Extract from The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, by Dr. Edward Bach
Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief.
Indication: For very great hopelessness.
Person needing Gorse feels that there is no more that can be done for him. The person believes that there is no point trying to improve matters and his mental attitude is one of hopelessness and despair. This remedy can help strengthen the spirit so that he can take up the issue again.
I rekindle hope and optimism.
I look for the bright side.
Bach Remedies for Animals
Animals will not be able to tell if they are feeling hopeless, but you may be able to identify that by their facial expression and body language. They may keep their head down or seem more introvert than usual. This can be more visible if they are ill. Some animals may give up hope as though they are ready to die. Gorse can lift spirits and there may be greater chance of recovery.