The multilayered flowers Ava used for this essence have a delicate, feminine look, reminiscent of petticoats or ladies' bonnets. We were quite surprised, though maybe we shouldn't have been, when we discovered that this flower is also called granny's nightcap or granny's bonnet. We recommend taking the European Columbine essence in a blend or alongside one or two grounding, strengthening, comforting, and stabilizing essences, such as woolly mullein, black pine, ponderosa pine, aspen, echinacea, redwood, or oak.
Paralysis, anxiety, or fear when adapting to city life or technological changes, or when learning to use computers or other electronic devices; a longing for a simple peasant's life that seems impossible to implement; social anxiety; big-city anxiety; a longing to move back in time; feeling that life seems difficult and overwhelming.
The energy of these flowers is shy, sensitive, and easily intimidated, corresponding to the heart chakra and the air element. This essence is for someone who has the urge to hide in certain social situations, or when overwhelmed by new technologies, a new job, or a move to a new or bigger city. European columbine is recommended for people who are intimidated by or have difficulty adjusting to technological advancements, and who need to find a sense of calm and courage in the face of contemporary life's smartphones, teller-free banking, self-checkouts, and constantly-updating computer technologies. It is for those who have a desire to hide from the pressure and cannot find it in themselves to face the novelty and learn about it, even though living in fear and anxiety is unpleasant. This heart-soothing flower helps one to achieve a sense of calm, to regain one's center, and to recover a healthy self-esteem and a balanced perspective toward the new or overwhelming situation in order to assess and embrace it.
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 and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown European columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida). Alcohol 22% by volume.