Author: Jan Scholten
Remedy Story of Isatis Tinctoria (Woad)
The story of isatis tinctoria is the story about a plant/remedy that has crossed the boundaries of its native environment. Being a foreigner, it has the feeling of being an outsider, separate or set apart from its surroundings. In this strange, surreal, alien reality, it is also aware that it is stronger than the native plants, and knows how to take advantage of their weakness. Like a warrior, it moves in, takes over, and successfully invades the native landscape. This story is similar and runs parallel to what happened with the Europeans and Native Americans, they came into strange unfamiliar territory, living in a very different reality and culture than the natives. The Europeans realized their advantage over the natives, and wiped them out because they had superior weaponry. In this remedy is the sense of immense strength and power. Also in this remedy is the feeling of zealotry, a need to assimilate the “other,” a feeling that their reality is the right and only way and anything outside of their worldview cannot be tolerated.
Others profit from his passion and love and manipulate him.
Others live on their cheerfulness, energy, they give a lot to feel special.
Delusion: being used, eaten by the lies and intrigues of others.
They give the impression to give more than they do in reality.
Like to have contact, to stay together.
Lack of body, inner power, endurance.
Exuberant, cheerful; vivacious.
Mouth: teeth clenched.
Abdomen: pain, full; hard spleen.
Skin: wounds, ulcers.