Bach flower remedies are one of those alternative health remedies which heal our body by examining our emotional state of mind.
It was discovered and then developed by Dr. Edward Bach somewhere in the 1930s. He deeply believed in the healing qualities of these flowers in curing the diseases. According to him, these flowers helps to deal with the negative emotions and behaviourial patterns and restore total health and happiness.
Dr. Bach first discovered 12 flower essences and then went on to further discover 26 more!
Dr. Bach has written in his book, The Twelve Remedies
“From time immemorial it has been known that Providential Means has placed in Nature the prevention and cure of disease, by means of divinely enriched herbs and plants and trees. The remedies of Nature given in this book have proved that they are blest above others in their work of mercy; and that they have been given the power to heal all types of illness and suffering.
The mind being the most delicate and sensitive part of the body,shows the onset and the sourse of the disease much more definitely than the body, so that the outlook of mind is chosen as a guide as to which remedy or remedies are necessary.
In illness there is a change of mood from that in ordinary life, and those who are observant can notice this change often before, and sometimes long before the disease appears, and by treatment can prevent the malady ever appearing. When illness has been present for some time, again the mood of the sufferer will guide to the correct remedy.
Take no notice of the disease, think only of the outlook on life of the one in distress.
Thirty-eight different states are simply described : and there should be no difficulty either for oneself, or for another, to find that state or a mixture of states which are present, and so be able to give the required remedies to effect a cure.”
The following are the pictures and the nature of each of them.
||6. CHERRY PLUM
|7. CHESTNUT BUD
||10. CRAB APPLE
|25. RED CHESTNUT
||26. ROCK ROSE
|27. ROCK WATER
|29. STAR OF BETHLEHEM
||30. SWEET CHESTNUT
||34. WATER VIOLET
|35. WHITE CHESTNUT
||36. WILD OAT
|37. WILD ROSE
||38. WILLOW |
Agrimony Mental torture concealed from others
Aspen Vague fears of unknown origin, apprehension
Beech Enforces discipline under all circumstances, criticism
Centaury Weak willed, weakness after illness
Cerato Self distrust, foolish
Cherryplum Fear of losing control of mind, acts on sudden whim
Chestnut Bud Lack of observation, repeats the same mistakes
Chicory Possessiveness, self love, self pity
Clematis Inattention, dreaminess
Crab Apple The cleanser, over emphasis on trivial detail
Elm Temporary feeling of inadequacy
Gentian Doubt, Depression, Discouragement
Gorse Hopelessness, Despair
Heather Over talkative, self centered, self concerned
Holly Hatred, envy, jealousy , suspicion
Honey Suckle Home Sickness, living in the memories of the past
Hornbeam Weariness, Mental and physical before starting the work
Impatiens Irritability, impatience, quick tempered, Mental tension
Larch Lack of self confidence
Mimulus Fear of known cause
Mustard Blank depression, sudden and without known cause
Oak Continuous effort despite setbacks, believes nothing is impossible
Olive Complete exhaustion - Physical of Mental
Pine Self reproach, Guilt feelings
Red Chestnut Apprehension, Anxiety for others
Rock Rose Terror, Panic, Extreme fright
Rock Water Self Repression, Self Denial
Sclaranthus Uncertainty, Indecision, Imbalance
Star of Bethlehem After effect of shock - Physical of mental
Sweet Chestnut Extreme Mental anguish, Hopelessness
Vervain Over enthusiasm, tension, Stress and strain
Vine Ambitious, Dominating, Ruthless
Walnut The link breaker, Liable to be swayed by better ideas
Water Violet Pride, Aloofness
White Chestnut Persistent unwanted thoughts, Mental arguments
Wild Oat Dissatisfaction with the adopted profession
Wild Rose Apathy, Resignation
Willow Resentment, Bitterness
Rescue Emergency Remedy
Please note that Rescue Remedy is the combination of five remedies generally used as a first aid in case of emergency.
I have copied the method of dosage from Dr. Bach's book directly for the patient.
One can use them as a singly or make a combination of 3-4 essences.
The beauty of these Bach flowers is that they can work just as effectively even if you chant their names several times in a day!
One can also carry a picture of any particular flower with them for it to work just as effectively.
Some even treat them as angels and just request them to assist them in their difficult period.
I have personally used them in each of the above described methods and they work beautifully.