Lettuce Essence


For calmness.

Product Description

Quality: Calmness

Message of Self-Mastery: Inner quietude; inner strength in confrontation of difficulties; clear communication skills; unblocked creative expression; success in undertakings; decisiveness; ability to speak one’s truth; concentration.

Pattern of Disharmony: Restlessness; too many thoughts at once; inability to concentrate; excitability; troubled emotions; agitation; propensity toward anger; nervousness; inability to make decisions; repression; emotional congestion; repeats self in conversation.


I am calm. I am free. In undistrubed stillness, I find my true home.


Clear Concentrated
Creative Patient in parenting
Certain Healthy in interpersonal
Clear in communication skills relationships
Quiet Trusting of inner guidance
Withdrawn in nature Emotionally steady
Successful Patient
Decisive Tolerant
Able to speak one’s truth


Restless Unable to concentrate
Repetitive Repeating failures
Emotionally congested Excitable
Advice-seeking Troubling, disturbed emotions
Thinking too many thoughts at once Agitated
Lacking in focus Angry
Scattered Nervous
Vacillating Stagefright-prone
Indecisive Repressed


The positive Lettuce state is a joy to behold. Here we see the sailboat personality forging “full speed ahead” into creative projects such as writing, painting, woodworking or calligraphy. In the performing arts, one in the positive Lettuce state breezes across that fine transition line between the actual creative process and its presentation before an audience. Thus we see the annihilation of the performing artist’s most painful dilemma-stage fright. “Will they like me? Will my work, representing the essence of my being, be accepted?”

In a state of inner certainty, Lettuce offers the antidote to an indecisive mind. Remove the anxiety, fear and attachment to the outcome of a decision, and we see an individual with all the knowledge-or the ability to gather it-needed to resolve most any problem.

On a less grandiose scale, the highest octave of Lettuce manifests as a calm mind. A great saint of South India, Thayumanavar, put it rather succinctly:

You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may earn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk on water and live in fire:
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.8

In the positive Lettuce state, we are able to speak up for ourselves instead of “stuffing it” when we feel mistreated. All too often, repression creates resentment and anger that can later manifest as emotional outbursts. Repression is also the host for snide comments that often become increasingly more difficult to trace back to their source. It is better to be “up front” and nip problems in the bud in the positive Lettuce state through the simple act of clear, direct communication. For example: “You know, son, it’s a good idea to ask before taking the car in case Mom or I need it.” Or, “I was really hurt when you made that comment about my hair. Can you explain what you meant?”


The negative Lettuce state manifests much like a stampede of hors-es-a mind running wild with thoughts shooting out in several directions at once-or with emotions that do us harm, anger in particular. Of all human emotions, anger is probably the most destructive. It is actually known to destroy brain cells, not to mention causing deep agitation in each and every bodily system. An angry person breathes spasmodically, aborting every attempt to feed oxygen to the body. It’s best not to eat when angry; food is literally poisoned with indigestion-producing chemicals.

“I am convinced that Lettuce saved my marriage,” wrote Simon. “I was about to strike my wife, but took Lettuce instead and calmed down instantly.”

Restless thoughts and emotions can be likened to sediment stirred in a pond. In such a mental state, decision-making is impossible. Although individuals in the negative Lettuce state may be well informed and highly intuitive, it is possible that they will be unable to reconcile even the simplest decisions-such as what to order from a dinner menu! For this reason, they seek advice from sources outside themselves, perhaps investing in costly therapies. Or they may stretch the patience of their friends by wavering back and forth on decisions, finally spinning themselves into the ground with energy spent and answers unresolved.

What can we do with a mind that is not within our control? In the negative Lettuce state marked by agitated thoughts or emotions, success is virtually impossible. Attainment of even minor goals remains an illusive dream without the necessary ingredient of concentration; and concentration is the fruit of calmness.


Do the following breathing exercise: inhale, hold the breath, and exhale, each to a count of ten. Gradually increase to twenty-five counts. Meditate. Spend time alone. Create a peaceful and inviting environment at bedtime with soft music, candles, an inspiring book of quotes or seed thoughts (I highly recommend the line of Secrets books by J. Donald Walters). Take time to cultivate a creative pursuit that you have been postponing.


Imagine yourself in a setting of pure tranquility. It is a calm, sunny spring morning and you are seated on the bank of a still pond. The water, a reflection of complete quiescence, is neither cloudy nor clear. What first strikes you is the absence of any breeze, the still life quality of nearby wildflowers and the crispness of the artfully paletted hillside. Color is everywhere, bursting into myriad greens beneath your bare feet.

Now, see yourself merging with the scene before you, your very body dissolving and expanding into its environs. By an act of creative will, bring movement into this pastel still life-much as a composer would add different movements to a symphony-all the while maintaining a sense of complete calm. A bird glides overhead, the subtle song of its wings grazing the sky. A small fish peeks out of the glass-like layer of water that now splinters into a medley of ripples.

Motion without movement is a song without a single superfluous note. This is your self-portrait, painted with brush strokes of calmness.


Testimonials for the Flower Essences

My husband, myself and my 2 children have been using the flower essences for the last 4 months and I feel they have really addressed and dealt with problems that we knew and many we didn’t know of. The essences are very powerful and deeply spiritual in nature. My family started with orange and strawberry flower essence and within a week of taking them we are felt uplifted and with a deeper and higher energy and free from a many issues. Since then we have taken many different ones as had been indicated by the test and each time the essence prescribed has been exactly what was needed to fix the problem at that point in time. For us the essences have opened a new, deep, and very powerful door allowing us to improve ourselves and evolve. I deeply recommend everyone should take them. ~ S.P., New Delhi

Lettuce: This one flower remedy handles many many issues of persons with autism such as – restlessness, repetitive behaviours, hyperactivity, disturbed or delayed sleep, aggression to name a few. Seen definitive results in the kids. They are much more calmer with the remedy, having good sleep at night and communicating their needs. Its one WOW remedy for persons with autism. ~ Deepak Verma, Transformation (Organization for children with special needs), New Delhi

I was going through a ‘big’ situation of change of work, from working in a comfortable job as a Head of Finance in a large multinational company, to deciding to start my entrepreneurship in the area that really attracted me of people development as a trainer and life coach. I was badly ‘caught’ in the test, as it felt like a very confusing change to me. My mind was mostly puzzled, unclear and I really didn’t know if I was even thinking right! The only thing I was sure of then, was that I needed to somehow put all my energies in trying to do what felt right, even if it was very difficult. It was the tomato flower essence that provided that extra Mental Strength and ability to Endure with a deep sense of patience and calmness. With endurance came also the ability to Focus and I found my-self changing almost immediately and started to view ‘difficulties’ on the way, as ‘opportunities’! ~ Dipti Bhatia, Gurgaon

I am a homeopathic practitioner since 18 years. I have gone through the book The Essential Flower Essence Handbook. After my in-depth studies, I prescribed more than 100 essences to my patients, especially on their mood and nature. I used Avocado Essence for memory and concentration in school children and observed their results are improving from their next test only. I used Cherry Essence for cheerfulness and Pineapple for confidence. In the next follow up patients reported that they feel improvement as soon as they took the first drop. Many patients have started reading The Essential Flower Essences Handbook and want to know more about the essences for their use and help others also. ~ Dr. Ketan Shah, MD (Homeopath), Ahmedabad

I have two sons, both are very active children. My elder son is diagnosed with ADHD (mild). I get overworked due to many personal reasons and i tend to loose my peace and sense of balance. I have been working very hard with my elder one, but now seems to loose my patience. One day on some refernce i contacted Dipti ji and she adviced Tomato and Spinach essences for me. This worked very well, specially Spinach essence. I am trying Avocado essence for my child now. ~ R.S.

Jena came from North East and joined me as assistant sales executive in my office. First week went off well. The second week I found her disturbed and most distracted. Turned out she had lost her mother some time back and she was missing her that day. And all in all she was demotivated to concentrate on work. Corn Essence was handy. One dose under the tongue and 20 minutes later Jena was sitting in front of me asking me how to deal with a certain difficult customer! ~ Kamini, Bangalore