The Bach Flowers

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What exactly are the Bach Flowers?

The original Bach Flower Remedies are a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole.

What are the 39 different Flower Essences and what are they for?

(Click on each title for a more detailed description)

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face
Aspen – fear of unknown things
Beech – intolerance
Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’
Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions
Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way
Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes
Chicory – selfish, possessive love
Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present
Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility
Gentian – discouragement after a setback
Gorse – hopelessness and despair
Heather – self-centeredness and self-concern
Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy
Honeysuckle – living in the past
Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something
Impatiens – impatience
Larch – lack of confidence
Mimulus – fear of known things
Mustard – deep gloom for no reason
Oakthe plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
Olive –
exhaustion following mental or physical effort
Pine –
Red Chestnut –
over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
Rock Rose –
terror and fright
Rock Water –
self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
Scleranthus –
inability to choose between alternatives
Star of Bethlehem –
shock, releasing traumatic experience
Sweet Chestnut –
extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
Vervain –
dominance and inflexibility
Walnut –
protection from change and unwanted influences
Water Violet –
quiet self-reliance leading to isolation
White Chestnut –
unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
Wild Oat –
uncertainty over one’s direction in life
Wild Rose –
drifting, resignation, apathy
Willow –
self-pity and resentment
Rescue Remedy

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