Water Violet /Sump water nib
The children are quiet and calm, seem very well-behaved and attract only positive attention, if at all. They like to be alone and the games of other children do not interest them much. In their self-chosen loneliness they are not sad but rather feel superior, they are haughty and proud.
Even the smaller children like to play quietly and alone, but also seem to be shy and shy. When they get older they want to be something special, maybe they wear fancy clothes, need distance, don’t like to mingle with the people, sometimes they stop communicating with their environment, up to autism. They want to be able to do everything, solve their problems themselves and are capable of doing so.
There is a danger that these children will develop into egocentric and arrogant personalities. The mastermind in the background, who does not get his hands dirty. However, they are also good advisors who can act in difficult situations like the “Rock on the Waves”. Whenever the parents find out that the child suffers from his lack of contact and seclusion, they should think of the flower Water Violet. The flower can set the children on the path to humility and a feeling of togetherness, to arouse interest in other people.
Where are Bach flower essences available?
In Germany you can buy the 38 Bach Flowers in stock bottles, the so-called stock bottles, either individually or as a set in the pharmacy. Mixtures are also available on request. In England Bach Flower Remedies are sold in drugstores. The stock bottles have a long shelf life and should be stored in a place protected from light at normal room temperature.
Preparation and ingestion
- Short-term use for acute illnesses or states of mind: In acute cases in which the child’s moods and behaviour can change rapidly, the so-called water glass method is recommended. Two drops of each of the selected flower essences are added to a glass (0.2l) of tap water. A small sip of each is given within 2 to 3 hours.
- Longer application from the bottle: You need a brown 30ml bottle with pipette or dropper, available in every pharmacy, still water (not distilled water), the selected Bach flower, fruit vinegar. Drop 4 drops each of one or more selected Bach flowers (available as stock bottles, available without prescription in every pharmacy) into the bottle, fill up to three quarters with fresh water, the rest with fruit vinegar. Four drops of this vinegar are given four times a day, spread over the day, preferably on an empty stomach.
Do not use a metal spoon. Leave the mixture in your mouth for a while to develop its full effect. The mixture will remain in the brown bottle for a maximum of three to four weeks and must then be renewed.
- Duration of the treatment: The duration of the treatment depends on the situation and state of health of the child. In acute conditions, improvement can often be seen very quickly. Experience has shown that in the case of more serious problems that have existed for a longer period of time, it takes considerably longer – sometimes several weeks – until a clear positive change in the child’s condition can be observed.
After three to four weeks, a balance must always be taken and, if necessary, the mixture must be discontinued or its composition changed. Children often have a very good sense of what they need or do not need. It may be that the child stops taking the flower mixture on its own, refuses to take it or forgets to take it.
Parents should accept this fact and not force the intake. – No effect after a longer period of time: If after a few weeks there is not the slightest change in the child’s behaviour, this can have various causes. Of course the mixture may not be the right one.
Check again and if necessary consult an experienced practitioner. Sometimes the parents expect too much from the therapy. Bach Flowers cause only small changes that are sometimes difficult to notice.
The behaviour of children often originates from the family situation. Parents and siblings should then also be prepared to change something in their interaction with each other. Here too, Bach Flowers can provide support.
- Uncertainty in the selection of flowers: If no flower is found that fits the child, one must first assume that the child does not need treatment. If you find too many suitable flowers (more than 8 to 9) you must first know the behaviour that has been observed in the child for a long time and also those that have only recently been added. Treatment is started with the flowers that match the current behaviour.
Take your time when selecting the flowers, observe your child carefully for a while. – Basically, Bach flowers should not be taken constantly. The flower essences are harmless, but the continuous intake of drops can cause the children to feel that they have to take something constantly to feel good.
This can also lead to dependency on other substances that may not be so harmless. – As soon as one has the feeling that the child needs help urgently (in case of injuries, exam situations, fears etc.) one can always use the so-called “emergency drops” (Rescue Remedy).
The Bach emergency drops contain 5 flowers: Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Impatiens, Cherry Plum and Clematis. This mixture is available in pharmacies as a ready-to-use concentrate and is also a component of the Bach Flower Set. The emergency drops are intended exclusively for acute emergencies, never to be taken over a longer period of time.
They are free of side effects. – When are emergency drops used: Always in case of shock (accidents, injuries, also psychological) stress, exam nerves, homesickness and everything that frightens children in the short term, shocks and emotional distress. These do not always have to be the big emergencies of accidents or bad events.
Also a bad school grade, quarrels with friends, fear of a spider, nightmares or the upcoming visit to the dentist are reasons for using the emergency drops. In all cases the drops have a calming and comforting effect on the child’s state of mind. – Please note!
Emergency drops can in no case replace a necessary medical treatment in case of accidents! – Use of emergency drops: To use emergency drops, put 4 drops on a glass (0.2l) of fresh tap water and let the glass be drunk in small sips. You can repeat this procedure if there is no sufficient improvement.
If you are on the road and have no water available, emergency drops can also be taken undiluted. To do this, give 1 to 2 drops from the stock bottle directly on the lips or tongue. You can also take 2 drops on the back of the hand and let it lick off.
Emergency drops can also be prepared in a bottle. To do this, put 4 drops into a brown 20ml bottle (from the pharmacy) and fill it up with fresh tap water. – External use: As a compress for minor injuries, insect bites, minor burns, tension. To do this, add 6 drops of emergency drops directly from the stock bottle to 1⁄2 l of water and soak an envelope cloth with it.