Spotted knapweed is a unique flower: the petals are delicate, and the colors range from pale purple during dry spells to a vibrant pink-purple after the rain. From the side the flowers look like many pink thistles, but they do not have thorny branches. The plants are intrepid pioneers that seem to be able to grow anywhere including rocky tophills and last until the first snow.
Feeling stuck, feeling limited in creative or professional development, noticing obstacles not opportunities, fear of success, overly conformist, wanting to learn to think outside the box.
This resilient wildflower can help the person who lives in circumstances of limited opportunity to find his or her way through the world and to survive intact. It is a plant that helps one see options, avenues, and opportunities others may have overlooked. Knapweed is for the person who wants to grow and develop but in a quiet, not flashy, way, the preferred way for shy, less forceful personalities. The knapweed essence can also enhance one's inventiveness, creativity of thought, and openness to novel ideas and inspiration, making one more adaptable and flexible to his or her environment without sacrificing his or her integrity.
Spotted knapweed is particularly useful for handling pressure from the community: small town or village, the church, large homogeneous family with firm old traditions. It helps the person who dislikes drama and confrontation outsmart the pressure givers in the community without drawing attention to oneself. The quiet dreamer is able to moves forward with his or her goals.
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 spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.