The Gentian Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

The Gentian Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

If you are feeling discouraged after a setback, Gentian Bach flower remedy might be the answer for you. Gentian is for those who easily lose heart and feel pessimistic about the future. This remedy can help to restore a positive outlook and bring back hope. In this blog post, we will take an in-depth look at Gentian Bach flower remedy, including its uses, how it works, and who might benefit from it. So if you are feeling down, read on to see if Gentian Bach flower remedy could be the right choice for you.

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Gentian Bach Flower: For pessimism & despondency

If you tend to see the glass as half empty, you may benefit from Gentian Bach flower remedy. This remedy is designed for people who are full of pessimism and easily discouraged at the smallest set back. When taken as directed, Gentian may help you to develop a more positive outlook and increase your faith.

This state can be a permanent fixture in the personality or a passing phase after a difficult event has blown you off course, for example after a divorce or redundancy. People with this as a more in-built personality trait tend to easily be discouraged or fall into a depression after any setback - no matter how minor. This may happen regularly and they may need lots of positive encouragement to dust themselves off and have another go.

If you are experiencing pessimism and discouragement, Gentian Bach flower remedy may be worth trying.

Gentian Bach Flower in Brief

When you're in a negative state, people who need Gentian can feel:

  • You feel despondent and discouraged after a setback
  • You’re feeling low after an event e.g. failed job interview, break up
  • You’re easily discouraged and ready to give up whenever you meet an unexpected road block
  • You can be pessimistic - but will eventually give it another go
  • You’re easily disheartened by any small delay or setback
  • You can appear sceptical
  • You need lots of encouragement and positive feedback

While in a positive state, Gentian can help you:

  • To have a positive attitude to your problems
  • To learn that setbacks are a part of life and not be so easily disheartened
  • To have faith that everything will be ok
  • To believe there are always solutions to problems

If this remedy strikes a chord with you, simply click the button below to incorporate it into your personalised blend. You have the flexibility to select up to seven remedies in your Mindful Remedies treatment bottle.


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Bach flowers for depression

The idea of traditional treatments for depression can be unpleasant and some people may seek out alternative therapies like Bach flower remedies which don’t have side effects. These remedies are based on the premise that imbalances in our body's energy field causes negative states of mind, which we all experience from time to time as part life’s challenges.

There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each one relating to a different emotional imbalance. They can help with anxiety, stress, motivation, confidence and more. They can be very helpful for depression and there are a number of different remedies you might want to consider including Gentian. You can work with up to seven at one time.

At Mindful Remedies you can creative your own personalised remedy blend or book a consultation with a practitioner who can provide tailored advice.

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Below we explore some other Bach flower remedies for depression that you might want to consider in addition or instead of Gentian:


  • You feel hopeless despair
  • Downhearted and unable to believe things may get better
  • You feel there’s no light at the end of the tunnel
  • Positive potential: hope, faith & strength from within

This remedy is seen as the step on from Gentian, if that pessimism and despondency doesn’t get nipped in the bud early enough, there can then be a real loss of hope.

Sweet Chestnut

  • You can see no end to your suffering
  • Mental despair, you’ve reached the limit of your endurance
  • You’ve been determined not to give up, but nothing works
  • Positive potential: restore hope & lift sadness


  • You feel depressed & don't know why
  • Depression, melancholy, gloom, dark clouds
  • Reduced energy and lack of drive or joy
  • Feelings come and go with no reason
  • Positive potential: inner serenity, not able to be shaken


  • You are resentful and self-pitying
  • Feel sorry for yourself & blame others, sulky & bitter
  • "Life can be so unfair"
  • You carry a grudge & begrudge others good fortune
  • Positive potential: take responsibility for your fate 

Wild Rose

  • You are apathetic to life and lack enthusiasm
  • Resigned to fate, lacking vitality or purpose
  • No motivation to take an active interest or bring positive changes to your life
  • Positive potential: enthusiasm & vitality

Click the link below to view the full list of 38 different flower remedies and create your own bespoke blend choosing any combination.

view all 38 flower essences

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about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.