LarchLarch (Larix) is also known as the Self-Confidence Flower – from self-restriction to self-unfolding.

“For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them.  Who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.” Edward Bach

Larch relates to the soul’s quality of self-confidence.  In the negative Larch state you feel inferior to others from the start. It’s merely a question of doubting your abilities, you feel absolute conviction that you are inferior, because you are sure that you can’t do certain things, you don’t even attempt them.

Some of the characteristics to be aware of are:

  • You don’t believe yourself capable of those things you admire in others
  • In comparison with others, you always place yourself in an inferior position
  • Firmly convinced that you cannot do something, you don’t even try
  • You place yourself behind others
  • You react hesitantly and passively when offered a real opportunity
  • You use illness as an excuse to avoid tackling a problem
  • You express modesty due to a lack of self confidence
  • You feel “second class” due to your family background, language, colour, or disabilities
  • Children who are students feel like failures
  • Second-born children experience problems with self-esteem
  • You don’t hold the position at work that matches your abilities

Even if only one of two of these patterns precisely match your present situation, you need Larch.

The positive potential for taking this remedy increases your belief in your ability to realise important personal goals. You can assess and accept personal strengths and weaknesses objectively. You’ve developed your own personal measures of success and you use and develop your personal talents. You seize opportunities with reasonable expectations.

Empowering statements

  • I can
  • I want to
  • I do


Note: taken from the Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer