Olive is the remedy for tiredness and exhaustion after an effort of some kind, such as hard physical or mental labour, or the long struggle against illness. Olive can be usefully contrasted with Hornbeam, which is the remedy for tiredness felt before an effort has been made.
The remedy gives us what we need to restore our strength and the faith we need to continue an effort. We may feel energised; or we may at last be able to rest properly.
Olive can be used to help horses who are recovering from illness and are exhausted by the process of convalescence.
Things to look for:
- Exhaustion after a period of activity
- Fatigue caused by a struggle against illness or disease
“Those who have suffered much mentally or physically and are so exhausted and weary that they feel they have no more strength to make any effort. Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure.” Dr. Edward Bach ~