Bach Flower Remedies

There is a remedy for everyone! Sometimes I have a client who seems to be suffering emotionally rather than physically and I have used these remedies very successfully to help rebalance and smooth any rough edges. They are the most lovely, gentle way to treat an uneasy vibration in someone.


Dr Bach discovered these 38 plant and flower remedies that he believed would help us rebalance our emotions and help us with fear, anxiety and depression. When you read through the list of remedies and the symptoms that they are associated with you tend to get to one and say “yes, that is me at the moment” or there are a few that you are drawn too in which case you can make up your own unique recipe


I know that my basic remedy is clematis, which means that I am always thinking of the future and not really grounded in the present, so if I am daydreaming a lot then it is time for me to make up some drops! I also add in other remedies depending on where I am in life.


Here is the list of remedies and their uses from The Bach Centre website

Which one are you?

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-centredness 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

Oak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine – guilt

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

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain – over-enthusiasm

Vine – 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