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All that I could find, written by Bach about Chicory 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.

Chicory   -   Chicorium intybus

September 1936: The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies ()

(NameBach's botanical nameCurrently used botanical name
if changed)
*CHICORYCichorium Intybus

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.

Juli 1934: The Twelve Healers & Seven Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 53/77)


In those who are worrying over details, fussing about things, or for those who want much attention or require to be petted.

CHICORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicorium intybus

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.
Chicory ... Chicorium intybus
These plants are in flower ... during the months of July, August and September
Chicory, cornfields and cultivated ground. In some parts it is grown by farmers.

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

Chicory had no concern about the end of the journey but was full of solicitude as to whether his fellows were footsore or tired or had enough to eat.

Chicory, always wanting to lend a hand, but only when asked and then so quietly.

November 1933: Letter to the Wheelers (Collected Writings, pg /31; Original Writings, pg 90)

One tiny suggestion. Does not Agrimony open the door to let in the golden vital breath of peace (instead of love). One always feels that the light of Agrimony is so very closely associated with 'the peace that passeth understanding', the peace of the Christ; whilst the love is more that glorious blue, that of Chicory, to my mind the nearest earthly colour which one associates surrounding our Lady, His Mother.

Augustus 1933: The Twelve Healers & Four Helpers (Collected Writings, pg 64/88)


When ill, these people worry over others, children, friends, relatives; are anxious that they are too warm, too cold, not happy, not enjoying themselves. Constantly asking them how they are and what they would like. Over-anxious in efforts to please them. Many questions as to their wishes and requirements. This state brings no peace and strains the patient. Sometimes the patients feel sorry for themselves; feel that they have done nothing to deserve to be ill; they are ill-used and neglected, that others are not caring for them. Often they have a good colour when ill; the people whose looks do not pity them.

The botanical name of each remedy is as follows:

CHICORY Chicorium Intibus

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.

CHICORY, cornfields and cultivated ground, in some parts it is grown by farmers.

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

12. CONGESTION Chicory

CHICORY are the folk who desire to serve, who have the love aspect well developed, and yet allow outside influences to check the outflow of their lov, and so become mentally and perhaps phisically congested.

Remedy Quality to develop Fault
Chicory Love Congestion

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

The Latin names of the twelve remedies are as follows:

6. CHICORY Chicorium intibus

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:

CHICORY Cornfields and cultivated ground, in some parts it is grown by farmers.

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

The mental states and the corresponding remedies are as follows:

6. When there is self-pity, patient feels badly treated, that the suffering is undeserved give CHICORY.

Chicory Julian Barnard     / Mechthild Scheffer     / the Bach Centre