Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
The self–flagellator. People who are ever–ready to blame themselves. They imagine that everything that goes wrong is their fault. If someone else makes a mistake, these people will reproach themselves for not having somehow prevented it. Set themselves high standards and will try hard, but are never happy with their achievements. Humble and apologetic.
Pine is for guilt that tends to get a bit warped – people who might be in dire need, but will hesitate to accept payment because “Others are worse off”, who feel guilty for having a room to live in because “So many are homeless”. They are hard on themselves, and despondent and guilt–ridden and unhappy because they can never feel the joy of achievement. In their own eyes, they always fall short.
Rock Rose (Helianthemum nummularium)
The keynote for the use of this remedy is terror. No matter the cause, if panic and terror are present, Rock Rose is the remedy. May be used for nightmares and before/after an ordeal.
This is the only Bach remedy that is not made from English wildflowers, but, like its name suggests, Rock water. People who need this remedy are harsh disciplinarians, but only to themselves. Will go to any lengths to keep to their self–imposed rules. Rigid, inflexible, think their self–discipline and strict ways put them above lesser mortals. In fact they take pride in offering their iron control as an example to others. Fixed ideas and opinions. Martyrs to the cause of showing themselves as examples of clean living and high thinking, losing much of the joy that comes from spontaneity and adaptability. These people, however, confine their self–denial and self–discipline to themselves, and are not much concerned with asking or expecting others to live up to their high standards.