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Over-care for Welfare of Others


Dr Edward Bach’s description for CHICORY


Those who are very mindful of the needs of others; they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them.

– The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies

CHICORY is grouped in "Over-care for Welfare of Others"

The Chicory remedy, according to Dr. Edward Bach, is crafted for individuals who struggle with excessive possessiveness and a need for constant attention and recognition from others.


Those in need of this remedy may exhibit symptoms such as controlling behavior, a tendency to manipulate others emotionally, and an emotional vacuum that seeks to fill itself through the attention of others. Emotionally, individuals requiring Chicory may feel a sense of emptiness and insecurity, using their relationships to fulfill their own emotional needs rather than fostering genuine connections.

Individuals who may benefit from the Chicory remedy often exhibit symptoms of possessiveness and a need for constant attention. This can manifest as controlling behavior, emotional manipulation, and a reliance on others to fill their emotional void. Emotionally, they may experience a sense of emptiness and insecurity, using their relationships as a means to seek validation and recognition. The mental and emotional burden associated with Chicory creates a cycle of dependency, hindering the individual's ability to form healthy, reciprocal relationships.

Chicory is categorized under the group of remedies known as "Over-care for the welfare of others." This group includes remedies such as Rock Water, Vine, Vervain, and Beech. The remedies in this group are specifically designed for emotional states characterized by an excessive focus on the needs and well-being of others to the detriment of one's own needs. Chicory addresses the specific aspect of over-care related to possessiveness and the need for constant attention and recognition.

Numerous case studies and success stories highlight the effectiveness of the Chicory remedy in helping individuals break free from patterns of possessiveness and emotional manipulation. Patients who have incorporated Chicory into their holistic well-being routines report a shift toward healthier, more balanced relationships, characterized by genuine care and respect for the needs of others. While individual experiences may vary, these success stories underscore the positive impact of addressing emotional states on overall mental and emotional well-being.

The Chicory remedy is derived from the flowers of the Chicory plant, scientifically known as Cichorium intybus. Chicory is native to Europe and is widely cultivated for its blue flowers and bitter-tasting leaves, which are used in culinary applications. The flowers are harvested to create the Chicory remedy, which is then prepared using the Bach flower essence method.

Positive Potential:

The positive potential of the Chicory remedy lies in its ability to help individuals cultivate genuine, selfless love and release the need for possessiveness and constant attention in relationships. Individuals who benefit from Chicory may experience a shift toward more balanced, reciprocal connections, characterized by authentic care and consideration for the needs of others. This remedy supports individuals in fostering healthy, meaningful relationships based on mutual respect and emotional independence.

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