Buttercup's cheerful, symmetrical shape and sunny color have long been associated with mood-uplifting properties. Ava has gone one step further to zero in on the specific types of unhappiness for which this essence is particularly well-suited.
Discontent, unhappiness, malaise, hopelessness, negativity, and self-defeating or saddening thought patterns or beliefs; personality prone to feeling too much or too intensely.
Buttercup flower essence helps the adult who is too serious, or is overburdened by old, false core beliefs, negativity-breeding thought patterns, and other tricks of the mind that can lead to unhappiness; the person who is discontented and often doesn't know why. At times the seriousness or unhappiness is borne out of a tendency toward feeling too much: feeling others' pain too readily, feeling the world's flaws too intensely.
The buttercup essence helps us see that the glass is not half empty but half full, and it brings to the surface old acquired beliefs that keep us stuck in an unhappy state of mind or performing unfulfilling life tasks and rituals. Buttercup can help us to see that these are indeed only beliefs, which can be reexamined and maybe discarded. It is an essence that helps us change and begin to see the world from a positive point of view. For the empaths, ultrasensitive individuals, and strongly feeling artists and crusaders, the buttercup essence brings a healthy level of detachment from outside problems and others' burdens, so we can go through life with calm, balance, and a clear head.
This essence is still under research, but Ava suggests it for toxic liver heat, stagnant liver, and liver and kidney yin deficiency symptoms, as when the body is hot and more moisture retention is needed.
Emotional indications based in part on the teachings of George Vithoulkas.
Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown buttercup (Ranuculus glaberrimus). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.