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All that I could find, written by Bach about Cerato has been collected here. Bach regarded the text from "The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies" (1936) as the final and simple version.
Bach gooide de oudere versies van de twaalf genezers weg en verving ze steeds door de nieuwere, naarmate hij meer remedies ontdekte. De oudere versies zijn hier opgenomen met de bedoeling de ontwikkeling te kunnen bestuderen.
Gebruik voor het selecteren van een remedie a.u.b. "De Twaalf Genezers & Andere Remedies" uit 1936, zoals Bach bedoeld heeft.

Cerato   -   Ceratostigma willmottianum


September 1936: The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies ()

(NameBach's botanical nameCurrently used botanical name
if changed)
*CERATOCeratostigma WillmottianaCeratostigma willmottianum

Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided.

Juli 1934: The Twelve Healers & Seven Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 54/78)

CERATO

For those who do not seem to have any absorbing interest in life; who have not much trust in themselves nor self-confidence. Always asking advice from different people but not following it, never feeling quite satisfied that they have the answer they require. Often wish to do things that seem foolish.

CERATO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceratostigma willmottiana

For those who want to prepare their own stock remedies, the method is given below and, following, the English and botanical names of the plants and the situations where they may be found.
...
Cerato ... Ceratostigma willmottiana
These plants are in flower ... during the months of July, August and September
...
Cerato is at present very rare in this country.

1934: The Story of the Travellers (Collected Writings, pg 75/99)

Cerato had not much confidence in his judgment and wanted to take every path to be sure they were not wrong

Cerato knows so well the paths that lead to nowhere

Augustus 1933: The Twelve Healers & Four Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 65/89)

CERATO
SELF-DISTRUST

People who are too easily influenced. For those who have no confidence in themselves, depend too much upon the advice of others and listen first to one and then to another. Their own lack of self-esteem makes them admire and trust too much any who hold strong views; they can easily be led into difficulties on this account. In illness they are quite sure one thing will cure them until they hear of another, and they rush from one trial to the next according to the latest advice. They will do almost anything good or bad for them if the argument is forcible enough. They do not trust their own good judgement. Instead of having their own wishes and desires they will so often quote what others have advised or thought. The ideas and opinions of others are too important to them and this robs them of their own personality. They will always have some excuse for all they do.

The botanical name of each remedy is as follows:

CERATO Ceratostigma Willmottiana

These plants are in flower mostly during the months of July, August and September. Water Violet is a little earlier, being at its prime in June and July.

The following will give an idea of the places where they may be found, and some counties have local botanical books which will be a clear guide for particular districts, as these books often give exact localities.

CERATO is not a native of this country and is only to be found on one or two private estates. It may later be possible to find a British substitute for this.

1933: Twelve Healers (Collected Writings, pg 77/101)

10. THE FOOL Cerato

CERATO people are the foolish. They should be wise teachers and instructors, but they seem to listen too much to other opinions, and be too easily influenced by outside circumstances.

Remedy Quality to develop Fault
Cerato Wisdom The Fool

Mei 1933: My twelve remedies (Collected Writings, pg 87/111)

The Latin names of the twelve remedies are as follows:

7. CERATO Ceratostigma Willmottiana

These plants are in flower mostly during the months of July, August and September. Water Violet is a little earlier, being at its prime in June and July.

The following are situations where they may be found:

CERATO Is not a native of this country and is only to be found on one or two private estates. It may later be possible to find a British substitute for this.

Februari 1933: Twelve Great Remedies (Collected Writings, pg 84/108)

The mental states and the corresponding remedies are as follows:

7. The patient who wants to do foolish things, listens to everyone's advice, who tries any and every cure suggested requires CERATO.

Cerato Julian Barnard     / Mechthild Scheffer     / the Bach Centre