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
ElmOverwhelmed by responsibilities. Feeling inadequate to demands of situation.
WillowResentment, bitterness, blame. Grudging, ungrateful. Sulky, grumbling. Feels life is unfair.
VineDomineering, autocratic, controlling. Inflexible. Knows best for all.
ImpatiensImpatient. Irritable. Annoyed by any hindrance. Mental tension from pressure to get things done.
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 WaterSelf-repression, self-denial. Ridgity. Concern with setting an example for others.
WildRoseApathy, resignation, boredom, indifference. No interest in or passion for anything.
Wild OatUncertainty regarding path in life. Dissatisfaction with career. Tries many endeavors but loses interest quickly.
White ChestnutWhite Chestnut, the Bach flower remedy used for treating disturbing mental arguments and unwanted, recurring thoughts; for mental congestion.
Water VioletWater Violet, a Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of isolation, loneliness, aloofness, or difficulty in feeling at ease with others.
WalnutWalnut flower, the Bach remedy used for treating feelings of vulnerability to influence, or an inability to adapt to new situations.
VervainVervain, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of strain produced by over-effort or fervency.
Sweet ChestnutSweet 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 BethlehemStar of Bethlehem, the Bach flower remedy used for healing feelings of grief, shock and trauma.
ScleranthusScleranthus, the Bach flower remedy used to treat indecision, vacillation, lack of focus, and procrastination.
Rock RoseRock Rose, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of panic or hysteria.
Red ChestnutRed Chestnut, the Bach flower remedy used for over-concern and worry for others; for unhealthy over-attachment to another.
PinePine flower, the Bach flower remedy used to help relieve feelings of guilt or regret, establishing a healthier sense of personal responsibility.
OliveOlive flower, the Bach flower remedy for exhaustion; by promoting relaxation despite the tiredness it helps make rest more restorative
OakOak flower, the Bach flower remedy used to alleviate burnout in dutiful, hardworking people and restore satisfaction from their work.
MustardMustard flower, the Bach flower remedy used to heal feelings of melancholia and sudden-onset depression.
MimulusMimulus flower, the Bach flower remedy used for helping to heal phobias, timidity and over-sensitivity to environmental stimuli.
LarchLarch flower, the Bach flower remedy used for treating low self-esteem and increasing confidence.
HornbeamHornbeam flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat mental weariness and lassitude; it helps impart new enthusiasm for old tasks.
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat excessive nostalgia and emotional ties to the past; helps one to live more in the present.
HollyHolly flower, the Bach flower remedy used to treat feelings of anger, envy and jealousy; for feelings of general aggravation and unhappiness.
HeatherHeather, 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.
GorseGorse, 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.
GentianGentian, the Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of discouragement and disappointment.
Crab AppleCrab Apple blossom, a Bach flower remedy used for treating feelings of shame, poor self image or a compulsive need for cleanliness.
ClematisClematis, 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.
ChicoryChicory, the Bach flower remedy used to treat possessiveness, selfishness, feelings of being unappreciated or unloved, or being manipulative.
Chestnut BudChestnut Bud, the Bach flower remedy used for treating a tendency to repeat mistakes; for those who are unobservant or have poor mental retention.
Cherry PlumCherry Plum, the Bach flower remedy for treating fear of losing of self-control, fear of loss of sanity, or being prone to sudden outbursts.