The Remedies

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

Emotions Remedy Positive Potential
Very frightened, terrified, panic attacks Rock Roserockrose Bravery
Afraid or anxious in certain situations such as flying, or seeing insects. Shy and blush easily. Mimulusmimulus Courage
Afraid of losing control, being irrational or hurtful.
Cherry Plumcherrypl Composure
Apprehensive or fearful but of nothing in particular. Aspenaspen Fearlessness
The safety of family and friends is a constant worry. Red Chestnutredchest Peace of mind
Hard to make decisions and frequently seek advice. Ceratocerato Decisive
Hard to make choices and keep changing your mind. Scleranthussclerant Certainty
Very discouraged and disheartened by setbacks. Gentiangentian Perseverance
Pessimistic, feel like giving up as it is a hopeless situation. Gorsegorse Hopeful
Everything seems to be too much effort and can’t be bothered to get on with things. Hornbeamhornbeam Face the day
Looking for something worthwhile to do, but don’t know what. Seeking direction. Wild Oatwildoat Direction
Constantly dreaming of the future and not dealing with what is happening now. Clematisclematis Focused
Feeling homesick or nostalgic. Having regrets about the past. Honeysucklehoneysuc Move forward
Drifting along and making no effort to enjoy life. Wild Rosewildrose Motivated
Emotionally exhausted due to recent mental or physical efforts. Feeling completely drained. Oliveolive Restored
Troubled by recurring thoughts and finding it hard to sleep. White Chestnutwhiteche Peace of mind
Feeling gloomy for no apparent reason. Mustardmustard Serenity
Making the same mistakes over and over again.  Chestnut Budchestbud Wisdom
Don’t mind being alone but sometimes feel lonely and isolated. Water Violetwatervio Balance
Very impatient with people and when things move too slowly. Impatiensimpatien Patience
Hate being on my own and monopolise the conversation and don’t listen. Heatherheather Good listener
Although have a happy face but underneath there are worries and troubles.  Agrimonyagrimony Self-acceptance
Anxious to please everyone, find it hard to say no.
Centaurycentaury Inner strength
Feeling unsettled by change or influenced too much by others. Walnutwalnut Ability to adjust
Negative emotions, feelings of  hatred, envy, spite or revenge. Hollyholly Tolerant
Lacking in confidence and feel others  are better  at doing things. Larchlarch Confident
Overwhelmed by so many responsibilities. Elmelm Self-assured
Tried everything and still feel there is no hope. Unbearable anguish. Sweet Chestnutswchest Faith
Shocked by an event or news. A sense of loss or unbearable grief. Star of Bethlehemstarbeth Recuperation
Feel sorry for yourself,  resentful of others success, embittered. Willowwillow Forgiveness
Exhausted but need to keep going and won’t give up. Oakoak Time to relax
Over anxious about appearance and have a negative view of themselves. Sometimes feel unclean. Crab Applecrabappl Positive self-image
Feeling guilty when not at fault. Saying sorry all the time. Pinepine Respect yourself
Love possessively & demand attention in return. Chicorychicory Selfless
Find it hard to switch off. Mind too busy to sleep. Vervainvervain Calm & relaxed
Expect absolute obedience and unable to see the good in others. Know better than everyone else. Vinevine See good in others
Very irritated or annoyed by the way other people do things. Feelings of intolerance. Beechbeech Tolerance
Stick rigidly to diet, exercise & work routines and hate disruption to routines. Live by high standards they set themselves.  Rock Waterrockwate Inner harmony