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There are 38 flower essences in the Bach remedy system. All of these were discovered by Dr Edward Bach, who was a well-known physician, pathologist, and bacteriologist.
He designed the remedies to be easy to use and safe for anyone including children and pets.
Each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage.
The remedies are in liquid form so that you can mix together the remedies you need to help balance your current emotional situation. It is well known that healing on an emotional level has a positive knock-on effects on other levels. A healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body-mind to find its own natural state of health.
The Emotional Groups
Bach flowers are separated into seven emotional groups:
Fear; Uncertainty; Lack of Interest in Present; Rock Rose Cerato Clematis Mimulus Scleranthus Honeysuckle Cherry Plum Gentian Wild Rose Aspen Gorse Olive Red Chestnut Hornbeam White Chestnut Wild Oat Mustard
Over-Sensitivity to Influences; Loneliness; Despondency or Despair;
Agrimony Water Violet Larch
Centaury Impatiens Willow
Walnut Heather Pine
Crab Apple Sweet Chestnut
Star of Bethlehem
Over-Care for Welfare of Others;
Bach Flower Safety
They can be used during a period of stress, feeling unsettled or in need of emotion balance or over a long period of time to manage feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and managing unwanted/unbalanced emotions.
The essences can help us improve our emotional and mental state, thus balancing the body and mind.
Flower essence blends are wonderful to have in your handbag or on your bedside table so you have access as soon as you feel that you need a little support emotionally.
How to Pick the Right Essences
You can create your own flower essence blend to suit your own unique needs, click here.
To find out which remedies fit your personality and emotions, have a look at the chart below.
Or if you prefer a practitioner blended remedy, such as 'stress', 'sleep', 'grief' click here.
Think about what is causing you to feel sad, stressed, anxious, or angry for example – see USED TO TREAT section.
Then think about how you want to feel instead – see ENCOURAGES section.
You can choose up to seven essences within your blend, however this isn’t a necessity. If only two or three resonate with you, then that is perfectly fine.
USED TO TREAT
Fright, panic attacks, terror, hysteria
Courage, calm state of mind, bringing things into perspective, fearlessness
Fear; of everyday things, illness, pain, accident or misfortune. Fear or anxiety about something specific
Bravery and courage
Fear of losing control of the mind, emotions or body. Suicidal tendencies, temper tantrums
Mental calm and composure
Vague, unknown fears, terrors or nightmares. Anxious without known reason
Trust and reassurance
Concern or fear about welfare of others, particularly loved ones
Rational concern, remain calm without anxiety, Peace of mind
Self-doubt, indecision, seeking advice from others
Confidence in one's own ability and decisions
Indecision, mood swings, tend not to discuss with others
Quick decisions with no dilemma. Decisiveness
Easily discouraged, dependant and self-doubtful. Despondent from a set back
Hopelessness, despair, given up hope
Renewed energy, resolve
Dissatisfaction, indecision, uncertainty as to correct path in life
Purposefulness, decisiveness, direction
Lack of Interest in Present
Daydreaming, lack of concentration
Living in the past
Involvement in the present
Resigned, apathetic, disinterested
Spirit of joy, enthusiasm
Mental and physical exhaustion
More energy, rejuvenation
Obsessive and worrying thoughts that seem impossible to control
Peace of mind and tranquility
Inexplicable sadness, gloom and despair, unsure why you have those feelings
Clarity of thought, brightness
Inability to learn from mistakes, repetition of mistakes and experiences
Ability to learn from mistakes, insight
Likes own company but can feel lonely
Calm, serene and more approachable
Impatient and irritated with the slower pace of others
Preoccupied and concerned for self. Talkative
Good listener, empathy, tranquility
Over-Sensitivity to influences
Hiding troubles behind humour
Self acceptance and inner joy, openness
Finding it difficult to say 'no'
Assertiveness, ability to follow one's own path
Difficulty breaking links with the past, easily influenced
Able to move forward, break away from unhealthy realities
Overcome by anger, jealousy, envy
Understanding, respectful assertiveness, goodwill
Despondency or Despair
Feelings of inadequacy, lack of self confidence
Resentful, self-pity, bitterness
Ability to forgive and give emotions a place, in control
Guilt, self blame
Forgiveness of self, relief of guilt
Difficulty admitting one's own limitations, keeps going even when is rest is needed
Accepting limitations, looking at priorities, relax long enough to recharge
Overwhelmed by your responsibilities
Strength to perform, feeling of capability in self, motivation
Low self-esteem, obsessive thoughts
Accepting one's imperfections, kindness to self
Anguish, at the end of your endurance
Optimism, peace of mind
Star of Bethlehem
Distress and unhappiness due to shock or trauma (timeless)
Comfort and consolation
Over-Care for Welfare of Others
Over-concern for others, possessiveness
Love and caring, release
Intolerant, over-critical perfectionist
See more good in those around you, tolerance
Fixed opinions, the need to convert other around you, over enthusiastic
Peace and tranquility, Relax and unwind
Strictness and self denial
Understanding, compassion, flow
Always think you are right, can be directional and overbearing
Patient leader, inspirational
Can I Take Flower Essences While Taking Medications?
Yes, they are safe, natural, have no side effects and will not interfere with medications or any supplements taken.
How Do I Take My Flower Remedy?
For acute use when unexpectedly experiencing feelings emotional distress: Acute Dose 4 drops or 2 sprays every 15 minutes. For daily use to support your emotions and mental balance: Daily Dose 4 drops or 2 sprays, 3x per day.
Shall I Choose a Dropper or Spray?
I recommend using a dropper if you leave it at home as you can add the drops to a glass of water or if using it to help your pet, you can add the drops to your pet’s drinking water. I recommend using a spray if you want to carry it with you as you will be able to use it anytime you need.
Creating your own Flower Remedy:
Or to purchase a practitioner blended remedy, such as 'Stress & Anxiety', 'Sleep', 'Grief', "women's blend", "Teens support"e.g