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.

  1.  Fear - Rock Rose, Mimulus, Cherry Plum, Aspen & Red Chestnut.
  2.  Uncertainty - Cerato, Scleranthus, Gentian, Gorse, Hornbeam & Wild Oat.
  3.  Disinterest - Clematis, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard & Chestnut Bud.
  4.  Loneliness - Water Violet, Impatiens & Heather.
  5.  Over-sensitive to influence and ideas - Agrimony, Centaury, Walnut & Holly.
  6.  Despondency or despair - Larch, Pine, Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Willow, Oak & Crab Apple.
  7.  Over-care for welfare of others - Chicory, Vervain, Vine, Beech & Rock Water.