Most people are familiar with Rescue Remedy, however, there are actually 38 different Flower Essences beyond Rescue Remedy. Each remedy is formulated for specific emotional states.
You can find Bach Flowers in any independent or large health food store.
History: Dr. Edward Bach was an English doctor and bacteriologist who gave up a lucrative medical practice in the 1930’s to study the causes of ill health. He discovered homeopathic prepared essences from flowers help establish emotional equilibrium and harmony which allows the body’s own physical system to fight disease and associated stress.
Bach Flowers are especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations such as; stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and any situations where we suddenly lose mental balance. The remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so we can calmly deal with any situation.
Can You Take Bach Flowers With Other Medications: Bach flowers are safe, natural, have no side effects and will not interfere with any other form of treatment including nutritional, homeopathic, herbal and prescription medications. If the Bach Flower Essence you choose is not really the one you need, there will be no harm whatsoever. You simply will not notice an effect.
How To Take Bach Flower Remedies: Select 1-5 remedies below. Choose the one(s) that resonant most with you and your current situation. Put 2 drops under your tongue or in a glass of water. Take 3-4 times a day for 21 or 30 days. For additional benefits and emotional insight keep a journal while you take the remedies.
Argimony– Helps you communicate your true feelings rather than hide them behind a cheerful face.
Aspen– Replaces apprehension and vague fears with a sense of security and peace of mind.
Beech– Helps you be more tolerant and see the positive in others despite their imperfections.
Centaury- Helps you take care of your own needs and assert yourself if you find it hard to say no to others.
Cerato– Instills decisiveness when you question your own judgment and ask others for advice.
Cherry– Helps you act rationally and think clearly with a calm and balanced mind when you fear losing control.
Chestnut Bud– Helps you observe your mistakes objectively so you can learn from them and move on.
Chicory– Helps you let go of those you care for, allowing them to lead their own lives.
Clematis– Helps you live more actively in the present rather than in the future or in your own dream world.
Crab Apple– Helps you accept your physical imperfections and feel better about the way you are.
Elm– Restores your normal strength and optimism when you are temporarily overwhelmed or burdened by responsibility.
Gentian- Inspires a positive attitude when you feel discouraged or despondent due to setbacks.
Gorse- Encourages a brighter, more positive perspective when you feel there is no hope left.
Heather- Helps you listen and emphasize with others rather than being overly concerned and talkative about your own affairs.
Holly- Encourages a more generous nature when you feel jealous, envious, vengeful or suspicious.
Honeysuckle- Helps you put memories of the past into proper perspective if you are feeling homesick or overly nostalgic.
Hornbeam- Restores your energy when you are mentally weary, procrastinate and doubt your ability to face a task ahead.
Impatiens- Helps you deal with slow situations or people with good humor rather than impatience or irritability.
Larch- Instills a greater sense of self-esteem when you feel inferior, fear failure or lack confidence.
Mimulus- Brings courage and calm to face things that frighten or worry you, also aids the shy and timid.
Mustard- Brings back joy and cheerfulness when gloom descends for no obvious reason.
Oak- Allows the naturally strong to take a break rather than struggle on without a rest.
Olive- Restores energy when you are physically and mentally exhausted.
Pine- Allows you to accept yourself and your actions as they are rather than feel guilty or blame yourself for the mistakes of others.
Red Chestnut- Allows you to love without the worry or fear for the well-being of your loved ones.
Rock Rose- Adds courage and presence of mind in the face of terror and extreme fear.
Rock Water- Helps you enjoy life’s pleasures rather than stick too rigidly to your ideals or personal habits.
Scleranthus- Allows you to make a decision more easily when you cannot choose between two options.
Star of Bethlehem- Softens the impact of shock, grief or fright.
Sweet Chestnut- Brings optimism and peace of mind when anguish overwhelms you and you can find no way out.
Vervain- Helps you relax when you are over enthusiastic or strongly driven.
Vine- Allows you to develop your own leadership skills without being domineering or inflexible.
Walnut- Allows you to make or adapt to major life changes and to fulfill your ambitions free from the influence of others.
Water Violet-Helps you develop warmer relationships with others when your pride or independence makes you appear aloof.
White Chestnut- Encourages a peaceful and calm mind when thoughts and worries go round and round in your head.
Wild Oat- Helps you determine what to do with your life when you are undecided about which path to take.
Wild Rose- Helps you feel interest and joy in life when you feel apathetic and resigned to the situation you are in.
Willow- Helps balance feelings of resentment, self-pity, and bitterness and encourages a sense of humor, optimism and faith.
Rescue Remedy– Can be used to help cope with acute situations like going to the dentist. It can also help in times of crisis or trauma such as bereavement or a relationship breakdown. Combination of Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Clematis.