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When we feel fulfilled, happy and
positive, we tend to enjoy better health. We get more out of
life and we can give more to our friends and family.
But things happen. Sometimes we need a little help to stay
in balance and move forward. That's when Bach Flower
Remedies can help.
Created by a Harley Street doctor in the 1930's, the Bach
Flower Remedies are 38 plant and flower based remedies that
can help you manage the emotional demands of everyday life.
Each remedy aids a specific emotion. You can take them
individually or mix them together to match the way you feel.
Recent research into the links between emotions and the
immune system supports the view that emotional and physical
health are linked. More and more medical experts now agree
that a healthy mind really does ensure a healthy body. Bach
Flower Remedies can help you take control of the way you
feel and get more out of life.
Recognising exactly how you feel is the key to choosing the
most appropriate Bach Flower Remedy. Try to pinpoint how you
are feeling at the moment. Then match the exact mood you're
in with the appropriate remedy.
For example, if moving house is making you feel frustrated
and impatient, try Impatiens. And if you are finding it hard
to adapt to your new neighbourhood, try Walnut.
Sometimes we find it difficult to be honest with ourselves.
Few of us want to be seen as jealous or over-protective, but
once we have admitted how we feel, we are halfway towards
balancing that emotion. So, if you have trouble working out
your feelings, why not ask someone who knows you well to
The Bach Flower Remedies were
developed by Dr Edward Bach a Harley Street doctor and well
known Physician, Bacteriologist, Homeopath and Researcher.
He believed that attitude of mind plays a vital role in
maintaining health and recovering from illness.
He identified 38 basic negative states of mind and created a
plant or flower based remedy for each one.
After leaving London in 1930, Dr Bach explored the
countryside in search of the remedies for several years. In
1934 he decided to settle down and create a centre for his
work, and chose Mount Vernon, a small cottage in Sotwell,
He spent the last years of his life at Mount Vernon and it
was here that he completed his research.
Nowadays, Mount Vernon is better known as The Bach Centre,
and the present custodians continue to prepare the mother
tinctures (first process in making the remedies), often
using the same locations that Dr Bach identified in the
Only the Bach signature guarantees that you receive the
original Bach Flower Remedies, prepared as they have been
since Dr. Bach's time with tinctures made exclusively by the
Bach Centre at Mount Vernon.
Dr. Bach recognised through his work
with his patients, that to bring about real and lasting
healing it was necessary to treat the cause of illness
rather than just the symptoms. With a vision way-ahead of
most of his contemporaries, he understood that the true
cause of illness and disease in human beings lies in the
personality - in the mental and emotional patterns through
which we view ourselves and the world around us.
A very good introduction to the
general principles of Vibrational Medicine and the use of
flower remedies in particular can be gained from studying
the work & spiritual insights of Dr. Edward Bach.
To treat these personality patterns he
discovered and developed 38 different flower remedies which
have today become known as the Bach Flower Remedies and
which are widely known and used by many people around the
world. Each remedy is a correcting vibration for a state of
mind or emotion that needs to be gently rebalanced. Since
the body is a direct reflection of the mind, transforming
negative vibrations into positive good vibrations allows the
body to respond naturally with better health.
Bach Flower Remedies can be taken by
anyone, safely and without fear of side effects, overdosing
or addiction. While they are not intended to replace medical
treatment where necessary, they can be used in conjunction
with, and to compliment, any other form of medicine. Since
flower remedies work on a higher vibrational frequency they
will not interfere with other forms of treatment. Animals
and plants will also benefit greatly. No harm comes from
choosing the wrong remedy as it will cancel itself out if
Dr Edward Bach dedicated his life to
understanding illness and disease and to helping people to
overcome the problems that they faced in life. His life's
journey took him from orthodox allopathic medicine, through
bacteriology, homoeopathy and onto the Flower Remedies for
which he is now so well known. During his life's journey he
gradually began to understand what he considered to be the
root causes of illness and disease, and the philosophy they
he developed is as simple as it is profound. He knew at a
very deep level that life on the physical plane of existence
was meant to be a conscious partnership between our
personality selves ( mind and emotion ) and the part of
ourselves that is eternally connected to our Creator - the
Soul; i.e. to have a conscious connection between mind, body
and spirit. When these aspects of ourselves function in
absolute harmony, then we experience balance at all levels
of our being. This message is basically the same message
that all of the great Sages and Masters of the past have
given to humanity. It represents the unchanging truth of the
Universe and one that we still collectively need to remember
in order for us to be able to bring our world and ourselves
into balance and harmony. You can hear this message time and
again in Dr Bach's work as he seeks to remind humanity of
this innate knowledge that is held deeply within all of us.
The 38 Bach Flower Remedies were developed as tools that
would help us to rise above the limited vision that we carry
at a personality level and connect us with the true Essence
Dr Bach is often known as
the father of modern flower remedies. With a vision
way-ahead of most of his contemporaries, he
understood that the true cause of illness and
disease in human beings lies in the personality - in
the mental and emotional patterns through which we
view ourselves and the world around us. His
beautiful set of 38 Bach Flower Remedies was created
out of a true desire to help humanity to understand
and heal these patterns.
the 24th September in Moseley, Manchester. His
ancestry was Welsh and he was intuitive and interested
in healing from a very young age.
calling to help people led him to enter Birmingham
University to study Medicine
as a medical doctor from University College Hospital,
the position of Casualty Medical Officer at U.C.H.
1913 - 1918
interested in Bacteriology, and his work with
Intestinal Toxaemia gains recognition in the medical
Pathologist & Bacteriologist at the London
Homoeopathic Hospital, and first comes into contact
with Homoeopathy and the work of Samuel Hahnemann
Develops the 7 Bach nosodes
his post at the LHH to concentrate on his work with
the Bach nosodes, which prove to be very successful.
Gains reputation as the "second Hahnemann"
His very successful Harley Street practice expands
ever more along with his reputation
Dr Bach's 'new work'. His wish to replace the 7
nosodes with natural herbs lead him to discover the
first of his 3 remedies; Clematis, Impatiens &
the end of the year he gives up using the very
successful Bach nosodes and concentrates solely on the
use of his 3 new remedies
London, his tremendous reputation and work with the
nodsoes, and his highly successful Harley Street
practice, to focus entirely on his new work with the
remedies. He moves to Wales (May - July) to devote his
time to finding more remedies.
While in Wales he perfects the Sun Method of
Moves to Cromer in Norfolk and discovers 6 more
'Heal Thyself', which explains his new understanding
of illness and disease and its causes.
Discovers 2 more remedies
Discovers the rest of the 12 Healers
to the village of Sotwell in Berkshire
another 19 remedies, most of which are boiling method
the 'Twelve Healers & Other Remedies', his completed
understandings about his remedies and their uses
Dies in his sleep on the 27th November
"Life, to him, was continuous: an unbroken stream,
uninterrupted by what we call death, which merely
heralded a change of conditions; and he was convinced
that some work could only be done under earthly
conditions, whilst spiritual conditions were necessary
for certain other work."
Nora Weeks from the 'Medical
Discoveries of Edward Bach Physician'
terror, acute fear or blind panic. Useful for those
suffering from nightmares, panic attacks. Give to the
helpers as well as the sufferer in extremely fearful
situations, as strong negative vibrations spread to
those around, hindering their work.
description of Rock Rose:
remedy. The remedy of emergency for cases where
there even appears no hope. In accident or
sudden illness, or when the patient is very
frightened or terrified, or if the condition is
serious enough to cause great fear to those
around. If the patient is not conscious the lips
may be moistened with the remedy. Other remedies
in addition may also be required, as, for
example, if there is unconsciousness, which is a
deep, sleepy state, Clematis; if there is
torture, Acrimony, and so on".
all known fears, fear of lifts, heights, spiders, water,
etc., fear of anything material, nervousness. Those
needing this essence may be timid, shy, nervous,
sensitive to crowds, loud noises, bright lights; they
may stammer or blush easily. As Mimulus is taken, so
they will become courageous and these negative states
will fade away.
description of Mimulus:
"Fear of worldly things, illness,
pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being
alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday
life. These people quietly and secretly bear
their dread, they do not freely speak of it to
fear of losing control of the mind/nervous breakdown.
Suicidal, snappy, on edge, wanting to scream or be
violent, either to self or others. Saying things
completely out of character, but unable to stop oneself.
Irrational behaviour. Many women experience these
negative traits during PMT. Characterised in the acute
negative state by wide, staring eyes. Cherry Plum brings
calmness, control and peace.
description of Cherry Plum:
of the mind being over-strained, of reason
giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things,
not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the
thought and impulse to do them".
unknown fears, vague fears and apprehension, perhaps
unable to express fears of spirit/psychic/ strange
places, etc. Apprehensive of coming events.
Shakiness or fluttering tummy. Very useful for
children with fears of dark, also agoraphobia. Aspen
brings relief from these uneasy feelings.
description of Aspen:
"Vague unknown fears, for
which there can be given no explanation, no
reason. Yet the patient may be terrified of
something terrible going to happen, he knows
not what. These vague unexplainable fears
may haunt by night or day. Sufferers often
are afraid to tell their trouble to others."
those always fearing and worrying for others, always
fearing the worst; if one of the family are late home
"they must have had an accident". Often no fear for
themselves. As Red Chestnut is taken these negative
fears turn to positive optimism.
description of Red Chestnut:
who find it difficult not to be anxious for
other people. Often they have ceased to worry
about themselves, but for those of whom they are
very fond they may suffer much, frequently
anticipating that some unfortunate thing may
happen to them".
essence helps those who lack faith in their own judgement
and who seek the opinions of others when decisions are
necessary. Unable to listen to their "inner voice" or
intuition. Cerato removes the blockage between the higher
self and the mind, enabling them always to be guided
description of Cerato:
"Those who have
not sufficient confidence in themselves to make
their own decisions. They constantly seek advice
from others, and are often misguided".
to choose between two things. Indecision. Weighing things
up they will urn & ah, taking a long time to reach a
decision. All of this has to do with balance, so in the
negative state can cause stumbling, shakiness, vertigo,
mood swings, etc. This essence brings an inner balance and
a decisive character.
description of Scleranthus:
who suffer much from being unable to decide
between two things, first one seeming right then
the other. They are usually quiet people, and bear
their difficulty alone, as they are not inclined
to discuss it with others".
helps people with relatively mild downheartedness and
despondency that follows when something has gone wrong.
People in a Gentian
state are discouraged: but they will soon pick up again
when things start to go right.
Dr Bach's description of Gentian:
who are easily discouraged. They may be
progressing well in illness, or in the affairs
of their daily life, but any small delay or
hindrance to progress causes doubt and soon
Deep hopelessness, sadness,
often suffered by those with long term illness. If this
negative state has taken root there may be dark rings
under the eyes. As Gorse is taken so the darkness will
change to light.
description of Gorse:
hopelessness, they have given up belief that
more can be done for them. Under persuasion or
to please others they may try different
treatments, at the same time assuring those
around that there is so little hope of relief".
those taking a long time to "come round" when
waking, still tired after a good nights sleep.
Usually a kind of mental/boredom tiredness, the
kind you often get after a day spent doing
nothing, bringing on a feeling of procrastination.
Do not confuse with Wild Rose. Hornbeam refreshes
description of Hornbeam:
those who feel that they have not
sufficient strength, mentally or
physically, to carry the burden of life
placed upon them; the affairs of every day
seem too much for them to accomplish,
though they generally succeeded in
fulfilling their task. For those who
believe that some part, of mind or body,
needs to be strengthened before they can
easily fulfil their work".
those unable to see their true path in life,
wishing to find the vocation right for them. Each
person is put on earth to serve a Divine purpose;
something which will come easily and naturally to
them and which they will enjoy doing above all
else. This essence will help them to see the right
description of Hornbeam:
who have ambitions to do something of
prominence in life, who wish to have much
experience, and to enjoy all that which is
possible for them, to take life to the
full. Their difficulty is to determine
what occupation they should follow; as
although their ambitions are strong, they
have no calling which appeals to them
above all others. This may cause delay and
off into daydreams or fantasies of the future, therefore
the mind has lapses of concentration on the earth level,
bringing inattentiveness, poor memory, dizziness, bumping
into things or tripping up. Quiet, gentle people, often
more at home "up there". Often appearing deaf and needing
lots of sleep. People working a lot in their imagination
often need the "grounding" this essence brings, e.g.
artists and writers.
description of Clematis:
who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no
great interest in life. Quiet people, those who
are not really happy in their present
circumstances, living more in the future than in
the present; living in hopes of happier times,
when their ideals may come true. In illness some
make little or no effort to get well, and in
certain may even look forward to death, in the
hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again
some beloved one whom they have lost."
those locked in the past, to happier times perhaps,
unable to keep their minds on today's living; this can
bring regrets and sadness. Excellent for those suffering
from homesickness, bereavement, divorce, or any kind of
loss. Use in conjunction with Star of Bethlehem and
Walnut, to help recover quickly from these sad events.
description of Honeysuckle:
live much in the past, perhaps a time of great
happiness, or memories of a lost friend, or
ambitions which have not come true. They do not
expect further happiness such as they have had"
boredom and resignation are the key words when in the
negative Wild Rose state. Most of us, at some time, will
experience a loss of
even for the things we usually enjoy doing. This is due
to an apathetic
can bring with it a feeling of tiredness. Many
experience this during long term illness, as they are
often told to resign themselves to the fact they may
never be well. Wild Rose will bring back joy in life
whatever the circumstances.
description of Wild Rose:
without apparently sufficient reason become
resigned to all that happens, and just glide
through life, take it as it is, without any
effort to improve things and find some joy. They
have surrendered to the struggle of life without
tiredness or exhaustion; physical/mental. Useful for
convalescence after an illness, restores strength, or
for short term use after a hard day's digging in the
garden etc., put 2 drops in a drink and sip, replenish
description of Olive:
"Those who have
suffered much mentally or physically and are so
exhausted and weary that they feel they have no
more strength to make any effort. Daily life is
hard work for them, without pleasure".
be taken at those times when our thoughts are taking
over our life, preventing concentration on little else.
Like a hamster on a wheel, the same worries will buzz
around and around in the head and if we try to think of
something else it will be to no avail, as the same
thought will shortly return to pester us. White Chestnut
calms the mind, bringing peace. Can be useful to help
sleep; see also Agrimony.
description of White Chestnut:
"For those who
cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which
they do not desire from entering their minds.
Usually at such times when the interest of the
moment is not strong enough to keep the mind
full. Thoughts which worry and will remain, or
if for a time thrown out, will return. They seem
to circle round and round and cause mental
torture. The presence of such unpleasant
thoughts drives out any peace and interferes
with being able to think only of the work or
pleasure of the day".
Those who are
liable to times of gloom, or even despair, as though a
dark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy
of life. It may not be possible to give any reason or
explanation for such attacks.
description of Mustard:
all things cheerfulness should be encouraged,
and we should refuse to be oppressed by doubt
and depression, but remember that such are not
of ourselves, for our Souls know only joy and
symptoms are repetition of the same mistakes over and
over again, not learning lessons the first time, whether
it be life's lessons or academic ones. Excellent for
students who are slow learners, or anyone failing into
the same trap, again and again. Helpful for the mentally
description of Chestnut Bud:
those who do not take full advantage of
observation and experience, and who take a longer
time than others to learn the lessons of daily
life. Whereas one experience would be enough for
some, such people find it necessary to have more,
sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt.
Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves
having to make the same error on different
occasions when once would have been enough, or
observation of others could have spared them even
that one fault".
Chicory is for
folks possessive of those they love, wanting them near, to
cling onto and to love. The "needy mother". A selfish love
which often shows itself as greed, boarding possessions or
as liking sympathy when ill. Can evoke illness to attract
attention. The positive aspect is the ability to give love
description of Chicory:
who very mindful of the needs of others; they
tend to be over-full of care for children,
relatives, friends, always finding something
that should be put right. They are continually
correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy
doing so. They desire that those for whom they
care should be near them".
those folks who over strive. Perfectionists who like
things done properly, but fast. often workaholics, they
can be fanatical and over enthusiastic in their views,
wanting to change the world or the way people think. In
their enthusiasm, they are inclined to ram their own
opinions down people's throats, not having learned that
good is never achieved by force. This causes much
tension, which is eased by taking this essence until
this lesson is learned.
description of Vervain:
"Those with fixed principles and ideas, which
they are confident are right, and which they
very rarely change. They have a great wish to
convert all around them to their own views of
life. They are strong of will and have much
courage when they are convinced of those
things that they wish to teach. In illness
they struggle on long after many would have
given up their duties".
who know their own minds and think they know what is
best for others. They are mentally strong and enjoy the
exercise of power, but in their
states this can lead them to dominate others by force
alone. Tyrannical fathers and overbearing bosses are
typical negative Vines, in that they will expect
absolute obedience from others and will not be overly
concerned with winning hearts and minds as long as their
orders are followed.
description of Vine:
capable people, certain of their own ability,
confident of success. Being so assured, they
think that it would be for the benefit of
others if they could be persuaded to do things
as they themselves do, or as they are certain
is right. Even in illness they will direct
their attendants. They may be of great value
those very critical and judgemental of others. Often
irritated by people's little habits. Very intolerant and
with a fixed outlook, often bringing rigidity of the
body. This essence brings great tolerance and an ability
to view life with a wider perspective.
description of Beech:
who feel the need to see more good and beauty
in all that surrounds them. And, although much
appears to be wrong, to have the ability to
see the good growing within. So as to be able
to be more tolerant, lenient and understanding
of the different way each individual and all
things are working to their own final
who punish themselves, often unknowingly. Very hard on
themselves, wishing to set a good example to others,
becoming very rigid. They often deny themselves the
smallest luxury, or even necessity, making martyrs of
themselves. Sometimes very rigid in diet, attitudes or
lifestyle. "Sackcloth & ashes" type. The tension this
causes will ease as this essence is taken.
description of Rock Water:
"Those who are very strict in their way of
living; they deny themselves many of the joys
and pleasures of life because they consider it
might interfere with their work. They are hard
masters to themselves. They wish to be well
and strong and active, and will do anything
which they believe will keep them so. They
hope to be examples which will appeal to
others who may then follow their ideas and be
better as a result".
gentle, sensitive souls can often become negative, a
state in which they acutely feel the need to withdraw
into their own space, needing to distance themselves
from others; perhaps feeling somewhat aloof and slightly
superior to their fellow man. Very proud and upright
people, these negative emotions bring a sense of
loneliness. The transformation brought about is the
ability to socialise easily and to share their
integrity, wisdom and knowledge with others as their
sense of separateness dissolves.
description of Water Violet:
those who in health or illness like to be
alone. Very quiet people, who move about
without noise, speak little, and then gently.
Very independent, capable and self-reliant.
Almost free of the opinions of others. They
are aloof, leave people alone and go their own
way. Often clever and talented. Their peace
and calmness is a blessing to those around
impatience and irritability. Those liking things
done very quickly, perhaps preferring to work
alone as slower workers irritate them. Those
needing Impatiens may flush, or flare up and loose
their temper easily. Brings a gentle patience.
description of Impatiens:
"Those who are quick in
thought and action and who wish all
things to be done without hesitation or
delay. When ill they are anxious for a
hasty recovery. They find it very
difficult to be patient with people who
are slow, as they consider it wrong and
a waste of time, and they will endeavour
to make such people quicker in all ways.
They often prefer to work and think
alone, so that they can do everything at
their own speed".
people who are obsessed with themselves, but who
do not like to be alone. Dr Bach called them
'buttonholers' because they do anything to keep
people with them, all the time talking at
exhaustive length about their problems and
illnesses, great and small, until people begin
actively to avoid them. Thus the thing Heather
people fear - loneliness - is brought about
because of their own behaviour.
remedy is given to help Heather people see their
own concerns in the context of other people's.
Having suffered themselves from the need to talk,
they become good listeners and great supports for
others. As a result people seek them out for their
compassion rather than avoiding them because of
description of Heather:
who are always seeking the companionship
of anyone who may be available, as they
find it necessary to discuss their own
affairs with others, no matter whom it
may be. They are very unhappy if they
have to be alone for any length of time."
those putting on a brave face when inwardly in
turmoil and worried. Bottling things up,
sometimes exploding in anger, unable to express
their feelings when necessary, liking to keep
the peace, at much cost to themselves. They may
be restless at night, or suffer throat problems.
Brings peace and an ability to communicate
description of Agrimony:
jovial, cheerful, humorous people who
love peace and are
distressed by argument or quarrel, to
avoid which they will agree to give up
much. Though generally they have
troubles and are tormented and restless
and worried in mind or in body, they
hide their cares behind their humour and
jesting and are considered very good
friends to know. They often take alcohol
or drugs in excess, to stimulate
themselves and help themselves bear
their trials with cheerfulness."
to say "no". Often taking on too much and tiring
themselves out. A distorted view of service.
Lacking willpower, the weak mind frequently
resulting in a weak body. Folks needing Centaury
often lack individuality, being so influenced by
stronger personalities. This essence brings
strength and the ability to say "no" without
guilt, when necessary.
description of Centuary:
quiet and gentle people who are
over-anxious to serve others. They
overtax their strength in their
endeavours. Their wish so grows upon
them that they become more servants than
willing helpers. Their good nature leads
them to do more than their own share of
work, and in so doing they may neglect
their own particular mission in life."
gentle, sensitive souls can often become
negative, a state in which they acutely feel the
need to withdraw into their own space, needing
to distance themselves from others; perhaps
feeling somewhat aloof and slightly superior to
their fellow man. Very proud and upright people,
these negative emotions bring a sense of
loneliness. The transformation brought about is
the ability to socialise easily and to share
their integrity, wisdom and knowledge with
others as their sense of separateness dissolves.
description of Walnut:
who have definite ideals and ambitions
in life and are fulfilling them, but on
rare occasions are tempted to be led
away from their own ideas, aims and work
by the enthusiasm, convictions or strong
opinions of others. The remedy gives
constancy and protection from outside
strong essence to counteract the strong emotions
of envy, jealousy, suspicion, revenge, hate and
anger. As Holly is taken it will open the heart
and flood it with love, in the face of which
these strong negative emotions cannot exist. Can
bring about "unconditional" love.
description of Holly:
those who sometimes are attacked by
thoughts of such kind as jealousy, envy,
revenge, suspicion. For the different
forms of vexation. Within themselves
they may suffer much, often when there
is no real cause for their unhappiness".
back confidence in those lacking this quality.
Larch is for those who deep down know they have
the ability, but actually lack the confidence to
carry out the task. They admire others achieving
that which they would wish to do but are never
jealous. Useful for short term use, driving
tests, exams, etc., but often necessary long
term, bringing back the confidence to live life
to the full.
description of Larch:
"For those who do not
consider themselves as good or capable
as those around them, who expect
failure, who feel that they will never
be a success, and so do not venture or
make a strong enough attempt to
essence to alleviate guilt feelings which can be
very deep, often stemming from childhood. Often
bringing a sadness and possibly a lack of self
worth. Some folks in the acute negative state will
always be apologising even if they are not at
fault. Pine brings relief from these states.
description of Pine:
who blame themselves. Even when successful
they think that they could have done
better, and are never content with their
efforts or the results. They are hard
working and suffer much from the faults
they attach to themselves. Sometimes if
there is any mistake it is due to another,
but they will claim responsibility even
those folks normally very capable, perhaps with
responsible jobs, large families or dependants to
care for. Suddenly overwhelmed by their
responsibilities, overburdened and unable to cope.
This is when Elm is needed, bringing back their
strength of mind and ability to cope. Happily,
this essence is only needed short term as it soon
description of Elm:
are doing good work, are following the
calling of their life and who hope to do
something of importance, and this often
for the benefit of humanity. At times
there may be periods of depression when
they feel that the task they have
undertaken is too difficult, and not
within the power of a human being".
and utter despair, no way out, complete
hopelessness, back against the wall, "the dark
night of the soul". All terms used to describe
this negative emotion These feelings of desolation
may also be accompanied by weariness or feeling
trapped, perhaps in a tunnel; or feelings of
complete isolation from the rest of mankind. Sweet
Chestnut will return you to the joy of life once
description of Sweet Chestnut:
moments which happen to some people when
the anguish is so great as to seem to be
unbearable. When the mind or body feels as
if it had borne to the uttermost limit of
its endurance, and that now it must give
way. When it seems there is nothing but
and annihilation left to face".
Star of Bethlehem
essence for shock. Releases and dissolves the effect
of any kind of shock or trauma, whether immediate or
in the past. It is a recognised fact that shock can
kill so if this essence can he given immediately it
will help to take away the numbing effect thus
assisting the body to carry on with its own self
healing unhampered. This does not replace medical
assistance, which should always be called for, but
description of Star of Bethlehem:
in great distress under conditions which
for a time produce great unhappiness. The
shock of serious news, the loss of some
one dear, the fright following an
accident, and such like. For those who for
a time refuse to be consoled this remedy
life seems hard and we take a lot of knocks it is
easy to become bitter or resentful of others who
may seem to have an easier life. This essence is
for those who bear grudges, perhaps to be beard
muttering "It's not fair", feeling that they have
been given a raw deal. Sometimes they develop a
down-turned mouth along with their cynicism.
Willow brings a healthy optimism.
description of Star of Willow:
who have suffered adversity or misfortune
and find these difficult to accept,
without complaint or resentment, as they
judge life much by the success which it
brings. They feel that they have not
deserved so great a trial, that it was
unjust, and they become embittered. They
often take less interest and less activity
in those things of life which they had
those folks who struggle on, never giving in
regardless of adversities or their burdens. Like
the mighty oak they possess great strength and
courage. This essence is only needed at the time
when they cannot struggle on any longer. Often
their legs ache and a great weariness comes over
them. Luckily, Oak is usually only needed in the
short term as it works quickly, bringing back
strength and fortitude.
description of Star of Oak:
who are struggling and fighting strongly
to get well, or in connection with the
affairs of their daily life. They will go
on trying one thing after another, though
their case may seem hopeless. They will
fight on. They are discontented with
themselves if illness interferes with
their duties or helping others. They are
brave people, fighting against great
difficulties, without loss of hope or
cleanser, working bodily, mentally and
spiritually. Benefiting any skin complaints.
People with a cleanliness fetish, either bodily or
an obsession with housework, etc. In the negative
state these folks are very fussy, easily upset,
making mountains out of molehills. This essence in
particular can be applied to the skin as a lotion
in a little water or 10 drops in a warm bath, in
addition to being ingested. Crab Apple brings
calmness to this obsessive state.
description of Crab Apple:
the remedy of cleansing. For those who
feel as if they had something not quite
clean about themselves. Often it is
something of apparently little importance:
in others there may be more serious
disease which is almost disregarded
compared to the one thing on which they
concentrate. In both types they are
anxious to be free from the one particular
thing which is greatest in their minds and
which seems so essential to them that it
should be cured. They become despondent if
treatment fails. Being a cleanser, this
remedy purifies wounds if the patient has
reason to believe that some poison has
entered which must be drawn out".
from Dr. Bach:
"Treat the patients
personality not his disease"
Vibrational Essences (Bach
Flower Essences) do not
replace qualified medical assistance
if you have a physical illness or disease, however
they will complement and help that treatment on
For short term problems and immediate stressful
Dilute two drops (four drops for First Aid Remedy,
Rescue) of each chosen Bach Flower Essence in a
small glass of water and sip at intervals until
there is relief.
Personal formula for
Add two drops of each chosen essence (no more than
twelve different essences) to a 30 ml bottle and top
it up to the halfway point with still mineral or
filtered water. Add a teaspoon of brandy or apple
cider vinegar as a preservative. Then fill the
bottle to the top with more still mineral or
filtered water. This is now your personal formula.
Take four drops of the mixture, four times a day.
Directly from the stock bottle:
The Bach Flower Essences can be dropped neatly onto
the tongue or rubbed behind the ears or on the
temples and wrists. Take 2 to 4 drops of concentrate
4 times a day. These methods do not have greater
benefit than the diluted essences.
Adding to bath water:
Flower Essences may also be added to bath water (16
drops per use).
Adding to lotions or
Dilute ten drops of each chosen essence (no more
than ten essences) in a 100 ml bottle of lotion or
Usage of First Aid Remedy or Rescue:
All methods mentioned above can of course be used
with this special remedy. In case of emergency the
best way to achieve instant relief is to use the
remedy directly from the stock bottle. Either by
applying it onto the tongue or rubbing it behind the
ears or on the temples and wrists. Here you can use
the remedy every few minutes until signs of recovery
Combining Bach Flower
Essences and other medications:
The Bach Flower Essences are safe and natural. They
have no side effects and will not interfere with any
other form of treatment including nutritional,
homoeopathic, herbal and prescription medications.
Combining Bach Flower Essences and other Essences:
You may combine Bach Flower Essences and other
Essences in your mixture.
How often Bach Flower
Essences can be used?
Bach Flower Essences can be used as often as
desired. In a crisis you may need only one dose but
for a continuing emotional problem you can take them
for as long as needed. Benefit comes from small
quantity and regular use.
Your special mixture is taken until the problem
disappears. Once the emotions are stabilized, the
flower essences may be discontinued.
Don't worry that an inappropriate remedy might have
an adverse reaction. You needn't fear overdose or
error. However they may allow suppressed symptoms to
surface. These could include an awareness of
emotions which have been denied expression. These
are only temporary - they are an important part of
the healing process.
Where Can I
Buy Bach Flower Remedies?
Remedies can bought at Holland & Barrett Health Food
Boots The Chemists, Superdrug and most other stores
who sell pharmaceuticals, health foods and health
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