For over 80 years the Bach Flower Remedies have helped people cope with their everyday emotions and stresses. The remedies focus on the individual’s personality and emotions, and, over time, gently restore balance in the emotional state. They are not direct treatments for any disease, symptom, or physical complaint. Bach Flower Remedies can be used alongside other medicines and healing practices as they are safe and simple.
Dr Edward Bach was a qualified medical doctor, bacteriologist and homeopath. He designed this system of 38 Flower Remedies along with a simple approach to their selection and use. It is a self-help system and during a consultation you are shown how to use the Bach System so that over time you will gain confidence about choosing remedies for yourself.
There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies and a special combination for times of crisis, often called Rescue Remedy. This was devised by Dr Bach and consists of a combination of Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem.
Each remedy is associated with a basic emotion. For example, Wild Oat is for when we are ambitious to do something worthwhile in life, but lacking a sense of direction to achieve this.
Here is a list of all the remedies. Think about how you are feeling at the moment and find the remedy. Look at the positive potential and think if this is what you desire.
The images of the plants are courtesy of The Bach Centre https://www.bachcentre.com/new/
|Very frightened, terrified, panic attacks||Rock Rose||Bravery|
|Afraid or anxious in certain situations such as flying, or seeing insects. Shy and blush easily.||Mimulus||Courage|
|Afraid of losing control, being irrational or hurtful.
|Apprehensive or fearful but of nothing in particular.||Aspen||Fearlessness|
|The safety of family and friends is a constant worry.||Red Chestnut||Peace of mind|
|Hard to make decisions and frequently seek advice.||Cerato||Decisive|
|Hard to make choices and keep changing your mind.||Scleranthus||Certainty|
|Very discouraged and disheartened by setbacks.||Gentian||Perseverance|
|Pessimistic, feel like giving up as it is a hopeless situation.||Gorse||Hopeful|
|Everything seems to be too much effort and can’t be bothered to get on with things.||Hornbeam||Face the day|
|Looking for something worthwhile to do, but don’t know what. Seeking direction.||Wild Oat||Direction|
|Constantly dreaming of the future and not dealing with what is happening now.||Clematis||Focused|
|Feeling homesick or nostalgic. Having regrets about the past.||Honeysuckle||Move forward|
|Drifting along and making no effort to enjoy life.||Wild Rose||Motivated|
|Emotionally exhausted due to recent mental or physical efforts. Feeling completely drained.||Olive||Restored|
|Troubled by recurring thoughts and finding it hard to sleep.||White Chestnut||Peace of mind|
|Feeling gloomy for no apparent reason.||Mustard||Serenity|
|Making the same mistakes over and over again.||Chestnut Bud||Wisdom|
|Don’t mind being alone but sometimes feel lonely and isolated.||Water Violet||Balance|
|Very impatient with people and when things move too slowly.||Impatiens||Patience|
|Hate being on my own and monopolise the conversation and don’t listen.||Heather||Good listener|
|Although have a happy face but underneath there are worries and troubles.||Agrimony||Self-acceptance|
|Anxious to please everyone, find it hard to say no.
|Feeling unsettled by change or influenced too much by others.||Walnut||Ability to adjust|
|Negative emotions, feelings of hatred, envy, spite or revenge.||Holly||Tolerant|
|Lacking in confidence and feel others are better at doing things.||Larch||Confident|
|Overwhelmed by so many responsibilities.||Elm||Self-assured|
|Tried everything and still feel there is no hope. Unbearable anguish.||Sweet Chestnut||Faith|
|Shocked by an event or news. A sense of loss or unbearable grief.||Star of Bethlehem||Recuperation|
|Feel sorry for yourself, resentful of others success, embittered.||Willow||Forgiveness|
|Exhausted but need to keep going and won’t give up.||Oak||Time to relax|
|Over anxious about appearance and have a negative view of themselves. Sometimes feel unclean.||Crab Apple||Positive self-image|
|Feeling guilty when not at fault. Saying sorry all the time.||Pine||Respect yourself|
|Love possessively & demand attention in return.||Chicory||Selfless|
|Find it hard to switch off. Mind too busy to sleep.||Vervain||Calm & relaxed|
|Expect absolute obedience and unable to see the good in others. Know better than everyone else.||Vine||See good in others|
|Very irritated or annoyed by the way other people do things. Feelings of intolerance.||Beech||Tolerance|
|Stick rigidly to diet, exercise & work routines and hate disruption to routines. Live by high standards they set themselves.||Rock Water||Inner harmony|