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Are you feeling physically exhausted? Are you finding it hard to get up in the morning, and then drag yourself through the day? You may be surprised to know that there are flower remedies that can help. One of these remedies is Olive, which is often used to help people regain their energy. The Olive Bach flower remedy is made from the flowers of the olive tree and have been shown to be helpful for people who are physically exhausted. Learn more about these remedies and how they can help you in this blog post.
Olive Bach flower remedy is indicated for people who are physically exhausted after a period of great strain. Their mind, body and soul are completely at the limit of their endurance and everything is an effort. This remedy helps to restore energy and vitality. If you are feeling run down, depleted, or constantly fatigued, Olive may be the right remedy for you.
It is often helpful after a period of great strain such as after an illness, a long period of restless sleep (if you have a newborn child perhaps) or you’ve put all your energy into caring duties either for children or elderly relatives. It can also be helpful after a busy period of work which has left you feeling drained.
The positive potential of Olive is to feel restored and energised again.
The Olive flower remedy has been found to be supportive of chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, which also has some cross over with Long Covid symptoms. Our founder Lucy initially came to find flower remedies having experienced Long Covid and debilitating fatigue. She saw on a CFS / ME forum that someone had recommended Olive flower remedy and decided to give it a try. Within two days her fatigue had finally lifted and she has never looked back…. After this transformational effect, Lucy decided to train to become a flower remedy practitioner and set up Mindful Remedies to help others the way the remedies have helped her.
One of Lucy’s clients, Ellie, had also suffered from ME since being a teenager. Lucy included Olive within her personal blend after each consultation and Ellie had this to say about the remedies -
Mindful Remedies have been genuinely transformative for me. I struggle a lot with mental health and well-being, and also have multiple chronic illnesses, including ME which I’ve had for over 10 years. From the first consultation with Lucy I felt empowered, heard and hopeful and it did not disappoint. I’ve been taking the remedies four times a day for a few months now and there’s a tangible improvement in my confidence, self-esteem, resilience and- most importantly for me- a reduction in the fatigue that has been disabling me for more than a decade. I can’t recommend enough giving it a go! - Elllie
There are two Bach flowers typically indicated for tiredness. Firstly, Olive, which is described above for physical exhaustion. Secondly Hornbeam, which is for more mental fatigue, typically seen when someone is mentally weary at the thought of a task that lies ahead. It can often be associated with a Monday morning feeling – where you just can’t will yourself to get out of bed and face the day ahead. Though once you get going the tiredness lifts.
There are some other remedies for tiredness which you might like to consider including Oak, Elm and Mustard. However, Olive and Hornbeam are the primary Bach flower remedies to consider. Check out our exhausted page for the full list of associated remedies. Some are indicated more for if you’re suffering from insomnia, or you are always on the go you won’t let yourself rest. There are many reasons why you might be tired of course!
Dr Bach created the Bach flower system in the 1930s. He was a physician and homeopath before discovering the flower remedies. He had observed that people’s physical symptoms improved when he treated their emotional issues and that the two were interconnected. So, he set out to discover a series of natural remedies that could support emotional wellbeing. There are 38 flower remedies in total – each relating to a different emotion with both a positive and negative indication. They are completely natural with no side effects or interactions with other medication. He also created one combination remedy – Rescue Remedy – which is the most famous of all the Bach flower remedies and most widely known.
You can view here full list of 38 Bach flower remedies.
You can work with up to seven flower essences at any one time. You can choose to use each essence individually if you like by just adding two drops of the individual essence into a glass of water. Alternatively, you can create your own remedy bottle with up to seven included, to help treat a number of different emotional issues at the same time. In this instance you would take a minimum of four drops, four times per day.
At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to self-select your own personalised remedy or you can choose to get more exert advice from a registered practitioner who will be able to provide a different opinion on your situation and suggest the right remedies for you. We only offer personalised remedies as we believe this is the best outcome for the person and is in accordance with Bach’s philosophy.
Flower remedies are taken by mouth generally (although they can be applied topically or added to a bath for an additional dose if you wish.) Typically, people either put the drops straight into their mouth or they add to a glass of water. We recommend taking first thing in the morning and last thing at night and at least two other times. Sometimes it’s useful to have your remedy bottle at your desk or by the kettle perhaps – so you are reminded to take your drops.