Wild Oat

Photo of the garden at Mount Vernon , Oxfordshire. Picture taken in July.
The garden at the Bach Centre
Part of the garden at Mount Vernon during high summer

Wild Oat (Bach Flower Remedy) is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies.

Bach flower remedies are selected based on the emotions a person is experiencing at the particular point in time at which he or she uses the remedies.

Wild oat may be appropriate when some or all of the following characteristics apply:

  • lack of direction and focus in life, which can lead to
    • frustration
    • despondency
    • uncertainty about which path (of actions or decisions) to follow next

The wild oat Bach flower remedy is categorized in the 'uncertainty' group together with cerato, scleranthus, gentian, gorse and hornbeam.

Many books about Bach Flower Remedies suggest that most people can benefit from them at some times and/or during certain types of circumstances. The main question at any particular time is which of the remedies is appropriate for the specific person (or animal) at that time, remembering that the choice need not be of just one remedy. Although it is possible to use only one remedy at a time, a small group of remedies is often selected and used together.

See also the main IvyRose Holistic section about Bach Flower Remedies, which is part of the Therapies section of this website.

Further information about Bach Flower Remedies includes a list of the Bach Flower Remedies, a list of the Latin names of the Bach flowers and notes about the history of the Bach Flower Remedies.

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