Botanical name: Salix vitellina

Blooms: Early May

Physical appearance: Long slender catkins

Preparation method: Boiling method

Belongs to ‘despondency or despair’ Group

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

For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have not deserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and less activity in those things of life which they had previously enjoyed.

Indication: For those who are resentful and bitter  

Willow is the remedy for those who are filled with self-pity. Poor me is their motto. These people grumble about life, as though they are alone and carrying the burden of life.  If something goes wrong, it is always someone else’s fault, and if someone has good fortune then they feel it was undeserving for them. This remedy can help people take responsibility for their own destinies. 

Empowering Affirmations

I let go of blame.

I take responsibility for myself. 

Bach Remedies for Animals

Animals who are always sulking   need Willow. Pets may feel resentful when they are not allowed to play on their parents bed, or not allowed to play longer in the park. This remedy will help them get rid of resentful self pity feelings for themselves.