Centaury is the bach flower remedy for people who find it difficult to say 'no' to other people. They are kind, gentle souls and like to be of help to others. But sometimes other more ruthless people will take advantage of this, and instead of willing service the centaury ends up the slave of another's wishes. The centaury remedy does not harden the centaury personality. Instead it supports the development of courage and self-determination so that centaury people are better able to draw the line and make space where they can be themselves free of the desires and commands of others.