Agrimony - mental torture hidden 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, would rather do things themselves

Larch - lack of confidence, taking others opinions before own

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 & trauma

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, for periods of transition

Water Violet - quiet self-reliance leading to isolation

White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life

Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow - self-pity and resentment

 

The original system also includes an emergency combination remedy. Other pre-mixed combinations are offered by many remedy producers, but they tend to be ineffective because they are not chosen individually.

Guide to the remedies

 

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach are directed at a particular characteristic, state of mind or  emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling right now. Part of the success of Bach Flower Remedies begins with "going within" to get really clear and honest about how you are, really?

Here is a quick list of descriptions.

 

 

Rock Rose, H20 & Sunlight

"Disease is, in essence, the result of conflict between soul and mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort."

 

- Edward Bach