What are Flower Remedies?
September 29, 2013

Bach eventually grouped his Bach flower remedies into seven categories based on groups of personality types. Category groupings help make the repertory simpler to access, and make it easier to understand both ourselves and the Bach flower remedies. The categories are: For Fear; For Uncertainty; For insufficient interest in present circumstances; For loneliness; For those over-sensitive to influences and ideas; For despondency and despair; and For over-care for the welfare of others.

If the individual essence descriptions listed in the Bach Flower Repertory present too many choices for you to decide, instead, look here under the seven headings for the group that feels right to you and see which remedy within that group resonates most with you.

Bach Flowers Slideshow

  • Elm Elm Overwhelmed by responsibilities. Feeling inadequate to demands of situation.
  • Willow Willow Resentment, bitterness, blame. Grudging, ungrateful. Sulky, grumbling. Feels life is unfair.
  • Vine Vine Domineering, autocratic, controlling. Inflexible. Knows best for all.
  • Impatiens Impatiens Impatient. Irritable. Annoyed by any hindrance. Mental tension from pressure to get things done.
  • RESCUE REMEDY® RESCUE REMEDY® The Bach Flower Remedy "Rescue Remedy®" contains five Bach flower essences: Rock Rose, Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Clematis & Cherry Plum. It is used for treating all forms of stress and shock.
  • Rock Water Rock Water Self-repression, self-denial. Ridgity. Concern with setting an example for others.
  • WildRose WildRose Apathy, resignation, boredom, indifference. No interest in or passion for anything.
  • Wild Oat Wild Oat Uncertainty regarding path in life. Dissatisfaction with career. Tries many endeavors but loses interest quickly.
  • White Chestnut White Chestnut White Chestnut, the Bach flower remedy used for treating disturbing mental arguments and unwanted, recurring thoughts; for mental congestion.
  • Water Violet Water Violet Water Violet, a Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of isolation, loneliness, aloofness, or difficulty in feeling at ease with others.
  • Walnut Walnut Walnut flower, the Bach remedy used for treating feelings of vulnerability to influence, or an inability to adapt to new situations.
  • Vervain Vervain Vervain, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of strain produced by over-effort or fervency.
  • Sweet Chestnut Sweet Chestnut Sweet Chestnut, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of anguish and despair; for the feeling that one can go no further emotionally.
  • Star Of Bethlehem Star Of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem, the Bach flower remedy used for healing feelings of grief, shock and trauma.
  • Scleranthus Scleranthus Scleranthus, the Bach flower remedy used to treat indecision, vacillation, lack of focus, and procrastination.
  • Rock Rose Rock Rose Rock Rose, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of panic or hysteria.
  • Red Chestnut Red Chestnut Red Chestnut, the Bach flower remedy used for over-concern and worry for others; for unhealthy over-attachment to another.
  • Pine Pine Pine flower, the Bach flower remedy used to help relieve feelings of guilt or regret, establishing a healthier sense of personal responsibility.
  • Olive Olive Olive flower, the Bach flower remedy for exhaustion; by promoting relaxation despite the tiredness it helps make rest more restorative
  • Oak Oak Oak flower, the Bach flower remedy used to alleviate burnout in dutiful, hardworking people and restore satisfaction from their work.
  • Mustard Mustard Mustard flower, the Bach flower remedy used to heal feelings of melancholia and sudden-onset depression.
  • Mimulus Mimulus Mimulus flower, the Bach flower remedy used for helping to heal phobias, timidity and over-sensitivity to environmental stimuli.
  • Larch Larch Larch flower, the Bach flower remedy used for treating low self-esteem and increasing confidence.
  • Hornbeam Hornbeam Hornbeam flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat mental weariness and lassitude; it helps impart new enthusiasm for old tasks.
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle Honeysuckle flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat excessive nostalgia and emotional ties to the past; helps one to live more in the present.
  • Holly Holly Holly flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat feelings of anger, envy and jealousy; for feelings of general aggravation and unhappiness.
  • Heather Heather Heather, the Bach flower remedy used to alleviate feelings of loneliness, self-absorption, and the continual need for company and someone to talk to. Establishes a sense of connection to one's deepest self.
  • Gorse Gorse Gorse, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of hopelessness and fatalistic resignation. Restore faith and hope in the future and of good things to come.
  • Gentian Gentian Gentian, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of discouragement and disappointment.
  • Crab Apple Crab Apple Crab Apple blossom, a Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of shame, poor self image or a compulsive need for cleanliness.
  • Clematis Clematis Clematis, a Bach flower remedy used for helping people with over-active imaginations have a better awareness of the present; for grounding; for helping dreamy, creative types to bring their ideas to fruition.
  • Chicory Chicory Chicory, the Bach flower remedy used to treat possessiveness, selfishness, feelings of being unappreciated or unloved, or being manipulative.
  • Chestnut Bud Chestnut Bud Chestnut Bud, the Bach flower remedy used for treating a tendency to repeat mistakes; for those who are unobservant or have poor mental retention.
  • Cherry Plum Cherry Plum Cherry Plum, the Bach flower remedy for treating fear of losing of self-control, fear of loss of sanity, or being prone to sudden outbursts.
     

Category #1: FOR FEAR

  • Rock Rose Rock Rose Panic. Terror. Extreme fright (i.e., stage fright, accidents, fear for own life)
  • Mimulus Mimulus Identifiable, everyday fears (illness, ageing, poverty, etc). Phobias. Timidity, shyness, nervousness.
  • Cherry Plum Cherry Plum Fear of losing control. Desperation. Feeling like exploding.
  • Aspen Aspen Vague or irrational fears. Apprehension. Fear of the unknown.
  • Red Chestnut Red Chestnut Anxiety or fear for another’s well-being. Fearing the worst.

     

 

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