Bach flower remedies are gentle herbal preparations that support healthy emotional experience. Each of the 38 remedies is for a specific mood, emotion or mental pattern.
Bach flower remedies are gentle herbal preparations that address emotions, moods and mental states. Fear, worry, loneliness, impatience, apathy, and grief are some common examples. Each of the 38 remedies holds a unique pattern that matches a specific emotion, attitude, or state.
The remedies were discovered by forward-thinking physician, bacteriologist and homeopath Dr. Edward Bach in the 1920s and 30s as he searched for a gentler form of medicine that could address the personality of the patient.
Bach remedies offer support for handling stress and tension. The aim of using the remedies is not to deny difficult feelings or escape them, but to help the discomfort to move through and to transform, ultimately leading to a richer life. The remedies work subtly to help dissolve mental and emotional blocks, allowing you to return to yourself.
Scroll down for a list and basic indications for each remedy!
To learn more about Dr. Bach and his legacy, you may visit www.bachcentre.com.
Agrimony: mental torture behind a cheerful face
Aspen: fear of unknown origin
Centaury: difficulty saying ‘no,’ passive
Cerato: lack of trust in one's own decisions/intuition
Cherry Plum: fear of the mind giving way or losing control
Chestnut Bud: failure to learn from mistakes, repeated patterns
Chicory: self-concerned love, possessiveness
Clematis: daydreaming, not present
Crab Apple: feeling contaminated, shame, self-disgust
Elm: overwhelmed by responsibility
Gentian: discouragement after a setback
Heather: needing attention, recognition
Holly: hatred, envy and jealousy, suspicion, anger
Honeysuckle: living in the past
Hornbeam: procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing something
Larch: lack of confidence
Mimulus: fear of known things
Mustard: gloom that seems to come from nowhere
Oak: burnout from long, steady effort in the face of adversity
Olive: exhaustion from effort or illness
Red Chestnut: over-concern for the welfare of others
Rock Rose: terror, panic, nightmares
Rock Water: self-denial, rigidity
Scleranthus: difficulty making decisions
Star of Bethlehem: shock, trauma, grief
Sweet Chestnut: Extreme anguish
Vervain: over-enthusiasm or desire to influence
Walnut: protection during change
Water Violet: loneliness, self-containment
White Chestnut: unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
Wild Oat: uncertainty over direction in life
Wild Rose: resignation, apathy
Willow: resentment, self-pity
Rescue Remedy: acute stress or crisis
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The Bach flower remedies form a simple, self-help system that anyone can learn. There are a number of companies that make the Bach remedies for purchase, and the remedies can also be made with access to the right plants.
The most common way to choose remedies is to read the indications and choose the ones that apply to you. It can also be helpful to fill out a questionnaire, use a book, or even look at illustrations or photos of the flowers to assist you. Bach remedies are highly diluted and gentle. They do not act if you take the "wrong" ones.
A practitioner can help you choose remedies for your situation. This can be particularly helpful when you are new to the system.
There are a few common ways to use the remedies:
Rescue Remedy (the crisis formula) is often used as needed, however, if you find yourself taking it often, you may benefit from taking remedies for the specific emotions you are feeling. This will help address stress and tension more fully so the crisis formula is needed less often.
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About Bach flower remedies...
Bach flower remedies provide gentle support for the stress of everyday life.
Bach flowers are very diluted herbal remedies and they do not retain the scent of the original plants used.
Bach flower remedies are extremely diluted and do not interact with medications, however, you should always check with your doctor or primary healthcare practitioner before taking them.
Each person has a different response to the remedies. Some feel a difference right away while some take a few weeks or longer before a difference is noticed. As a rule, you take the appropriate remedies until the emotions have passed. The longer a pattern has been with you, the longer the remedy is usually needed. Very long-standing patterns in a person are sometimes called type-remedies. These remedies usually match the typical survival or coping patterns of a person under stress and may be helpful off and on throughout life to bring emotional balance.
The remedies are sold at many health food stores and online. There are several brands available. One can also make flower remedies using the instructions left by Dr. Bach.
The remedies can be added to water or other drinks, taken straight from the stock bottle or applied topically. You may blend several remedies together to make a formula. The remedies should be taken frequently. A few drops several times a day is usually recommended.
Dr. Bach hoped that people would learn about and use the remedies on their own, however, many people find it helpful to work with a practitioner until they learn the system for themselves. More information can be found at www.bachcentre.com.
The flowers were originally found by Dr. Bach using his own intuition, which guided him to each flower and tree. He first took the remedies himself to feel their effects before giving them to others. Over time, the indications were refined and the system was completed.
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