Bach Flower Remedies

Bach flower essences are extracts from flowers which have a positive effect on emotional imbalances and mood swings such as fear, depression, lack of self-confidence, stress and worrying.

The name comes from Dr. Edward Bach (1886 – 1936) who discovered this amazing healing method in the 1920’s and 1930’s. For more than 70 years these flower essences have proved useful for children as well as adults for all kinds of emotional problems. Sleep problems, fear of failure, exam fear, ADHD, sadness, guilt, concentration problems. These are all but a few examples where Bach Flower Essences have been successfully used with good results.

With a total of 38 remedies in the Bach remedy system and each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage. Whilst Star of Bethlehem is fondly known as the “hug in a bottle”, it is extremely helpful in times of shock or trauma.  Following a bereavement it helps the bereaved to cope with their grief and ease their pain and sorrow and helps after accidents, disturbing news or a distressing sight.

These have been grouped into 7 headings:-

For Fear – (Rock Rose, Mimulus, Cherry Plum, Aspen, Red Chestnut)

For Uncertainty (Cerato, Scleranthus, Gentian, Gorse, Hornbeam, Wild Oat)

For Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances (Clematis, Honeysuckly, Wild Rose, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, Chestnud Bud)

For Loneliness (Water Violet, Impatiens, Heather)

For Those Over Sensitive to Influence and Ideas (Agrimony, Centaury, Walnut, Holly)

For Despondency or Despair (Larch, Pine, Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Willow, Oak, Crab Apple)

For Over-Care For Welfare of Others (Chicory, Vervain, Vine, Beech, Rock Water)

Like Dr Bach, I believe that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels: a healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.

Use the information here to look up every remedy and find out what it is for. Several remedies can be taken at a time if needed.  If you would like to see if these amazing but simple remedies can help you just drop me a line


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