Wild Oat


Botanical name: Bromus ramosus

Blooms: In July and August

Physical appearance: Formed of many fine pendulous branches

Preparation method: Sun method

Belongs to ‘uncertainty’ Group

Extract from The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, by Dr. Edward Bach

Those who have ambitions to do something of prominence in life, who wish to have much experience, and to enjoy all that is possible for them, to take life to the full. Their difficulty is to determine what occupation to follow; as although their ambitions are strong, they have no calling which appeals to them above all others. This may cause delay and dissatisfaction.

Indication: For those who are uncertain about their direction in life

This is a remedy for people who want to do something meaningful in their lives but fail to decide the direction in which they should head. In wild oat state the goals are not well defined and hence the path that needs to be taken is also not clear. This leads to frustration. Such people always feel lost and hence are dissatisfied with their achievements too. This remedy helps them to be certain of their goals follow it with all their hearts. 

Empowering Affirmations

I know my life path.

I have a strong sense of my  goal. 

Bach Remedies for Animals

Animals who lose sense of purpose in life can be given wild oat remedy. They may reach this state when they are suddenly uprooted from a situation in which they felt fulfilled to another where they do not know the reason for living and may feel dissatisfied. Wild oat can help in these situations.