Each of the 38 Bach flower remedies are herbal infusions made from the flowering parts of plants which address the emotional and mental aspects of wellbeing. These natural flower essences gently restore balance between mind and body by casting negative emotions which interfere with the balance of the whole person. The mind being the most delicate and sensitive part of the body, shows the onset and the course of disease much more definitely than the body, so that the outlook of mind is chosen as the guide as to which remedy or remedies are necessary.
Have a look through the list below and see which would offer you the best support right now. If you find it hard to decide for yourself, arrange a personal consultation to discuss your feelings and situation so we can together choose a suitable mix. Buy here
“…. the thirty-eight herbs heal gently and surely, and as there are no poisonous plants amongst them there is no fear of ill effects from overdoses or incorrect prescriptions.“
Nora Weeks, Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach, Physician
For those with much inner anxiety and turmoil that they cover up with a smile and a laugh when in company. Sensitive and disliking discord, they try to keep the peace at great cost to themselves. The pressure of bottled up emotions often leads to explosions of anger and they may use alcohol or drugs as a way of cutting off from their unexpressed inner worries.
For those who experience illogical fears, potent apprehension about unknown future events or uneasy “spooked out” feelings in dark or in strange places. Shivery, creepy feelings together with shaking, trembling, coldness, paleness and nightmares.
Helpful for those who need to establish a more loving, lenient and flexible relationship with themselves and others. Being easily irritated by others habits, having a very fixed outlook on life or so sensitive to criticism from others that it is difficult to benefit from life’s lessons.
For those who appear to lack the will power to say ‘no’, are easily dominated by stronger personalities and believe that they must put others needs before their own. Often seen as being ‘a doormat for others’.
For those who have difficulty trusting their own intuition or ‘inner voice’. Uncertainty, confusion, and the tendency to seek the opinions of others to make decisions rather than use one’s own judgement.
For those who experience powerfully irrational states, perhaps fearing losing control of their mind, going insane or having a nervous breakdown. Feeling snappy, on edge, wanting to scream or be uncharacteristically violent.
for those who appear to repeat the same old mistakes or life situations over and over again, seemingly unable to assimilate the lesson that would allow them to move on. Generally helpful for ‘slow learners’ in many situations.
For those who tend to be overly possessive and clingy of those they love, perhaps appearing emotionally needy, manipulative, or interfering. Can easily fall into self-pity and resentment when efforts at ‘helping’ others are not appreciated.
for those who easily drift off into daydreams/fantasies about the future feeling that life will be better there. A tendency to be generally inattentive, sleepy, forgetful, lacking in concentration, clumsy or ungrounded.
„for those who carry underlying feeling of uncleanness, dirtiness or lack of purity. In extreme states this can manifest as obsessions related to things like housework or bodily cleanliness, more generally as a tendency to be fussy and easily upset over small things. Poor self-image, shame and overly concerned with physical flaws and ailments. Other indications are skin eruptions or compulsive behaviour patterns of any sort.
Helps those normally very capable people, perhaps with responsible jobs, large families or dependants to care for who suddenly find themselves feeling over burned, overwhelmed and uncharacteristically unable to cope with their responsibilities.
For those who are easily discouraged by small setbacks, often appearing pessimistic and cynical due to their inability see a positive resolution to any problem.
For those who suffer great uncertainty in the process of life, causing them to experience feeling of hopelessness and despair. This could be the result of a long-term illness where there seems little hope of recovery, or a more unconscious state in which life is viewed ‘as a lost cause’. Often indicated by dark rings under the eyes.
For those whose inner sense of isolation and loneliness manifests as a compulsive need to talk about themselves to anyone and everyone. In an acute state they appear to have their thoughts entirely focussed on themselves and their own needs and problems. Heather promotes recognition of the need to give as well as receive.
Opens the heart and restores unconditional love, releasing feelings of anger, revenge, jealousy or hatred. Other indicators are tendencies to be suspicious, distrustful and super-sensitive to real or imagined slights.
Promotes the ability to let go of the past bringing hope for the future. For those locked into past happier times which they feel can never return, causing feelings of nostalgia, sadness or regret. Good for homesickness, bereavement, divorce, or other unaccepted change. Good to use in combination with Star of Bethlehem and Walnut for extra support.
For those who feel that they lack strength, either mentally or physically, to complete everyday tasks, a state of procrastination, mental weariness or staleness in which one feels tired even after a good night sleep, often finding it very difficult to get going in the morning. “Monday morning” feeling.
For those who are driven by an inner sense of urgency, a need to get things done ‘yesterday’. Easily impatient and irritable with others, especially those slower than themselves, they are easily wound up and very independent minded, often preferring to work alone. Will not wait long for anything, and can easily flare up in anger if pushed.
Restores confidence in one’s own abilities. For those with an in built unconscious certainty of failure that prevents them from attempting new things in life or reaching their full potential. Usually feel inferior to others and will stand back, allowing others to take up life’s opportunities.
Restores the courage to face up to the everyday events of life. For those who suffer unnecessary fear and worry about everyday situations, such as visiting the dentist, flying, swimming, spiders or events such as a driving test. They can appear nervous, shy timid or over-sensitive and may hesitate or blush easily in situations where they feel vulnerable.
For those who from time to time experience a black cloud of gloom that comes and goes for no obvious reason. When in this state there is a tendency to feel separate, isolated, despairing and unable to cover up how they feel.
Restores the qualities of strength and endurance. For those who tend to struggle on enduring all things long after others would have given up. Naturally possessing great strength and courage they are a source of support to others, often at great cost to themselves, leading to the despairing feeling of being suddenly and completely lacking in the strength to carry on.
for those whose reserves of energy are depleted leaving them with nothing left to carry on with, either mentally or physically. This feeling of being completely washed out is usually the result of an over expenditure of energy such as in over working, digging the garden or exhaustion related to long-term illness.
Restores a sense of positive self-value. For those who suffer from feelings of guilt, shame, self-blame or self-reproach. Never truly satisfied with themselves, they feel others are better than they are, often taking responsibility or apologizing for something that is not their fault.
Restores optimism and trust that all is well. For those who worry for the safety of others, particularly those close to them. When things do not go to plan they immediately fear the worst, imagining that some harm has befallen their loved ones; ‘they must have had an accident’.
For those who experience extreme states of fear and terror. In an acute state they may become rigid, shaking or paralysed by fear of experience the urge to run away to anywhere but where they currently are. The tendency to panic in emergencies or to have terrifying nightmares are also indicators.
Restores the ability to be open minded and flexible in one’s beliefs. For those who impose very high standards and strict disciplines upon themselves in an effort to adhere to idealistic principles. Hoping to set an example, they often live a very rigid, self-punishing lifestyle resulting in deeply suppressed physical and emotional needs.
Restores the qualities of inner balance and decisiveness. For those who are gripped by crippling indecision when faces with a choice to make between two things. In this situation they will ‘um & ah’ for a long time, and tend to swing from one extreme to another mentally and emotionally.
Helpful in any situation where shock or trauma has been experienced whether current or past. Given immediately in situations of shock and trauma it can help to take away the numbing effect and assist recovery, alongside other medical assistance. Past situations such as bereavement, accident, sudden loss of job, divorce, ‘bad’ news etc.
Restores light and joy to life, dissolving darkness. For those who feel that they have reached the limits of their endurance and are at the end of the road. Often experience as an extreme state of absolute and utter despair, hopelessness and isolating desolation sometimes described as ‘the dark night of the soul.
For those whose high principles and ideals drive them to try to convert others by the sheer force of their will and enthusiasm. Overly responsibly perfectionists who tend to overwork, they drive themselves unreasonably often becoming wound up and highly strung as a result. In the acute state they can be fanatical, overzealous and incensed by injustice.
Restores the principle of balanced leadership and the right use of power and will. For those who tend towards being over bearing, dominating, certain that they are right and with a need to take control in every situation. Finding it hard to hear another’s point of view, they can intimidate others weaker than themselves, often without realising it.
Promotes adaptability, emotional flexibility and protection during times of change. Examples might be changes related to movement from one stage to life to another or those related to bereavement, divorce, new house or job etc. Also good for those over sensitive to their environment or to the influence of others.
Restores the qualities of humility oneness and wisdom. For those who have much valuable wisdom and insight to share but feel isolated from others and unable to share easily. They have a tendency to withdraw and can appear aloof and unapproachable or perhaps slightly superior or proud.
Restores tranquillity and clarity of thought. For those who suffer from a constantly busy mind in which there is no reprieve from revolving thought, internal mental arguments and conversations circulating round and round, often making sleep difficult.
For those seeking clarity, inner certainty and direction about the vocational direction of their life. They are often strongly ambitious people with many talents but lacking a strong inner sense of how to use them, they tend to flit from one thing to another, endlessly searching in the outer world for the ‘right’ direction when the answer is actually within.
Restores enthusiasm and joy in the process of life. For those who lack the motivation and enthusiasm to function normally in life, often experiencing a state of apathetic resignation, or feeling of boredom or tiredness.
Promotes self-responsibility and joy in the process of life. For those who have a tendency to feel a victim of circumstances or to blame others for their life situation. They may become easily bitter or resentful, bear grudges or feel that ‘life’s not fair’ when things do not go their way.
This emergency combination is known by most people now. It was designed by Dr Bach to deal with everyday crises and emergencies when we don’t have time to make a personal selection.
It was put together by Dr Bach to deal with everyday crises and emergencies, when we don't have time to make a personal selection. The emergency combination contains five individual flower remedies: Star of Bethlehem for shock, Clematis for faintness, Impatiens for agitation, Rock Rose for terror and Cherry Plum to help maintain self-control.
The Bach Rescue Remedy is a great success in acute, temporary moments of high stress, total panic, emotional pressure and intense fear such as aftershock, an accident, driving test, examination, bad news, visit to the dentist and like.
As the only combination of remedies designed by Dr Bach, it is more popular than any other individual remedy. Rescue remedy is available in a dropper bottle, a spray or in pastilles. Shop here
In case of pregnant women and babies applied topically you can purchase alcohol- free version here.
Take 4 drops directly on the tongue and keep on repeating this procedure every 5 to 10 minutes until most of the anxiety and stress disappear. There is no danger of overdosing. *