Botanical name: Carpinus betulus
Blooms: in April and May
Physical appearance: Greenish brown
Preparation method: Boiling Method
Belongs to ‘uncertainty’ Group
Extract from The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, by Dr. Edward Bach
For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task. For those who believe that some part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they can easily fulfil their work.
Indication: Procastinate, ‘Monday morning feeling’
Hornbeam is a remedy for procrastination and this kind of weariness happens before something happens. In this feeling the lethargy and tiredness is caused by the thought of doing the task itself. People needing Hornbeam often feel they don’t have sufficient strength to face the day on the task in hand. Hornbeam can help provide strength to face what lies ahead so that the routine work also becomes pleasurable.
I am ready and active for what lies ahead
I have the energy I need.
Bach Remedies for Animals
Animals can also suffer from lethargy. These animals may seem lazy and procrastinate or not do the job at all. Example a dog not going for a walk can be in a hornbeam state and very often there is no reason for them to be weary or lazy. Hornbeam can help animals become active or day to day activities.