The Remedies

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.

Emotions Remedy Positive Potential
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.
Cherry Plum Composure
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.
Centaury Inner strength
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