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All that I could find, written by Bach about Heather has been collected here. Bach regarded the text from "The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies" (1936) as the final and simple version.
Bach gooide de oudere versies van de twaalf genezers weg en verving ze steeds door de nieuwere, naarmate hij meer remedies ontdekte. De oudere versies zijn hier opgenomen met de bedoeling de ontwikkeling te kunnen bestuderen.
Gebruik voor het selecteren van een remedie a.u.b. "De Twaalf Genezers & Andere Remedies" uit 1936, zoals Bach bedoeld heeft.

Heather   -   Calluna vulgaris

September 1936: The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies ()

(NameBach's botanical nameCurrently used botanical name
if changed)
HEATHERCalluna Vulgaris

Those who are always seeking the companionship of anyone who may be available, as they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others, no matter whom it may be. They are very unhappy if they have to be alone for any length of time.

Juli 1934: The Twelve Healers & Seven Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 54/80)


The big, robust, well-made people, jovial and hearty. They are much concerned with all the details of their maladies and feel that every small item is of much importance. Generally they have not had much illness, and even a little complaint to them seems serious.

HEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calluna vulgaris

If the patient does not improve when what seems the right one of the Healers has been given, there are seven more remedies to prepare the way
If [the patient is] pale, either OLIVE, GORSE, or OAK will be needed. If High-coloured, VINE, HEATHER or ROCK-WATER.

For those who want to prepare their own stock remedies, the method is given below and, following, the English and botanical names of the plants and the situations where they may be found.
Heather ... Calluna vulgaris
These plants are in flower ... during the months of July, August and September
Heather. The Heather to choose is not the red bell-heather, but the beautiful slender small rose-pink variety such as grows on the Welsh or Scottish mountains.

1934: The Story of the Travellers (Collected Writings, pg 75/99)

Heather was very sure he knew the path and wanted all the company to take his way.

Heather has learnt that each traveller must walk in his own way and quietly treads in front to show it can be done.

Augustus 1933: The Twelve Healers & Four Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 72/95)

The botanical name of each remedy is as follows:

These plants are in flower mostly during the months of July, August and September. Water Violet is a little earlier, being at its prime in June and July.

The following will give an idea of the places where they may be found, and some counties have local botanical books which will be a clear guide for particular districts, as these books often give exact localities.


The characteristic of the Heather people is that they worry over the troubles of others, not the big things of life, but the affairs of everyday.

They like to take care of those in trouble, and they are rather forcible in trying to do this. They become upset and excitible if they see others refusing their advice when they think it is for their good.

They try all means in their power to persuade or even compel others to do what they think right.

They mean very well indeed and their judgement is usually sound, but they strain themselves in wishing to hurry those of whom they are fond.

It is a state of over-anxietyfor the welfare of friends and relations, and a forcible attempt to correct them.

This state of mind is so much part of their natures that it comes to be regarded as their character.

The Heather people tend to suffer from heart-trouble, palpitations, throbbing headaches, indigestion and such complaints as may be caused by anxious excitement and intense effort to help in the ordinary affairs of life.

Their diseases are often not very severe until towards old age, but they may suffer a considerable amount of inconvenience and interference with their daily life for years at a time through minor maladies. They are inclined also to be a little afraid for themselves if they get even slight trouble.

They like people to be dependent upon them, and they take pleasure in feeling that they are being of use and help to any in difficulty.

They are so self-confident and certainly very capable, that they never doubt their ability to advise and to render assistance.

Heather people are often well-built and of high colour, full-blooded, strong in body and full of energy and activity, and are unsparing of themselves in exertions for others.

This remedy can much improve their health, calm their fears and soothe their anxieties over the concern of those in whom they are interested.

The Heather to choose is not the red bell-heather, but the beautiful slender small rose-pink variety such as grows on the Welsh and Scottish mountains in August and September. Heather should be prepared after midday, whereas all the other remedies mentioned in this book should be started in the morning.

Meer beschrijvingen van Heather door: Julian Barnard     / Mechthild Scheffer     / the Bach Centre