Homoeopathic and Bellis Perennis

Name of remedy:

Daisy; also known as bruise wort, bairn wort, garden or common daisy.


Plant family and Latin name:Asteraceae, Bellis perennis


Country of origin:This beautiful tiny yet strong flower is found growing in tended grassed areas throughout Britain, Europe and naturalised into America and Australia.


Background information:

The remedy utilises the whole plant which is hardy and robust under foot and the application of regular cutting with lawn mowing; the plant can grow up to 6 inches tall. Children love making daisy chains and they are often associated with fairies especially if there is a pink tint to them! Noted to be used in medieval times to give relief to bruises. During ancient Roman time’s surgeons, who joined Roman legions to battle, ordered their slaves to gather daisies; these collections were by the sack and so in huge amounts. The surgeons would extract the juices from the plant in preparation to treat wounded soldiers. Daisy represents innocence and survival and this little white flower is certainly sturdy and strong. Daisy is symbolic of innocence and survival due to its little delicate, white flower which is certainly sturdy and strong.


Better for:

for the application of cold compresses to the site of injury, massage to the area and with gently exercise or movements.


Worse for:

before storms, from being cold or wet, exacerbation arises when sweating or being too hot in bed, from drinking cold drinks or ices when feeling over heated.


The person requiring this remedy wakes around 3 am and unable to return to sleep. Septic wounds, injuries to nerves, back pain from heavy physical actions such as gardening, and breasts that feel full and swollen, can also be aided with Daisy. This is a remedy for post abdominal surgery where there is deep trauma to the abdomen and pelvic organs. Also indicated for pregnancy where walking is difficult, and after birth of baby where there has been use of forceps, Cesarean section, D and C, has been conducted. Septic wounds, injuries to nerves, back pain from heavy physical actions such as gardening, and breasts that feel full and swollen, can also be aided with Daisy. Other matters that Daisy supports are fatigue, pregnancy to relieve cramps and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, boils, catarrh, coughs and falls onto the coccyx.