Bach Flower Remedies
What are the Bach Flower Remedies?
The flower essences were developed in the 1930's in England by Dr Edward Bach, a physician and homeopath. He believed that the key to good health was by achieving emotional harmony. Dr Bach identified 38 flower essences with each one corresponding to a specific emotion, derived from different wild flowers, plants and trees.
Dr Bach categorised the essences into seven groups, to help people choose the right remedy according to their emotions.
- Fear - Rock Rose, Mimulus, Cherry Plum, Aspen & Red Chestnut.
- Uncertainty - Cerato, Scleranthus, Gentian, Gorse, Hornbeam & Wild Oat.
- Disinterest - Clematis, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard & Chestnut Bud.
- Loneliness - Water Violet, Impatiens & Heather.
- Over-sensitive to influence and ideas - Agrimony, Centaury, Walnut & Holly.
- Despondency or despair - Larch, Pine, Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Willow, Oak & Crab Apple.
- Over-care for welfare of others - Chicory, Vervain, Vine, Beech & Rock Water.