A guide to choosing the 38 flower remedies discovered by Dr Edward Bach
How to use this remedy selector
Each of the remedy has a positive and negative aspect – he saw the negative conditions as the true cause of illness and disease.
You can select a single remedy, or make up different combinations, using up to six remedies.
The 38 Bach flower remedies fall into three groups – you may choose freely from any of them.
The flower embodies the positive state – their natural vibrations help us to be happy and return to health.
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Assist in increasing intuition.
Strengthen coping abilities.
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Accelerate any healing process.
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See if one of the Twelve Healers fits your personality or nature.
For example an impatiens type is tense and irritable, Mimulus people are shy and nervous
Look for a true correlation between your true nature and the remedy description.
- worry hidden by a carefree mask, apparently jovial but suffering
- steadfast peace.
- distrust of self and intuition, easily led and misguided.
- confidently seek individuality
- kind, quiet, gentle, anxious to serve, weak, dominated
- an active worker
- self – pity, self – love, possessive, demanding, hurt and tearful
- love and care that gives freely to others
- dreamers, drowsy, absent – minded
- brings down to earth
- discouragement, doubt, despondency
- take heart and have faith
- irritated by constraints, quick, tense, impatient
- gentle and forgiving
- fright of specific, known things, animals, heights, pain etc., nervous, shy people
- Rock Rose
- feeling alarmed, intensely scared, horror, dred
- the courage to face an emergency
- cannot resolve two choices, indecision, alternating
- balance and determination
- insistent, wilful, fervent, enthusiastic, stressed
- quiet and tranquillity
- Water Violet
- withdrawn, aloof, proud, self-reliant, quiet, grief
- peaceful and calm, wise in service
See if there is a chronic condition among the Seven Helpers, which describes how you have become accustomed to life. They are support remedies, often used in combination with a chosen remedy from the Twelve Healers
- no hope, accepting the difficulty, pointless to try
- sunshine of renewed hope
- longing for company, talkative, over concern with self
- tranquillity and kinship with all life
- persevering despite difficulties, strong, patient, never giving in
- admitting to limitations
- exhausted, no more strength, need physical and mental renewal
- rested and supported
- Rock Water
- self – denial stricture, rigidity, purist
- broad outlook, understanding
- dominating, tyrant, bully, demands obedience
- loving leader and teacher, setting all at liberty.
- Wild Oat
- lack of direction, unfulfilled, drifting
- becoming definite and purposeful
See if among the second nineteen there are remedies corresponding to emotional conditions arising from everyday life.
- vague, unknown, haunting, apprehension and premonitions
- trusting the unknown
- intolerant, critical, fussy
- seeing more good in the world
- Crab Apple
- feeling unclean, self – distrust, small things out of proportion
- the cleansing remedy
- Chestnut Bud
- failing to learn from life, repeating mistakes, lack of observation
- learning from experience
- Cherry Plum
- for the thought of losing control, of doing dreaded things
- calmness and sanity
- capable people, with responsibility, who falter, temporarily over whelmed
- the strength to perform duty
- jealousy, envy, revenge, anger, suspicion
- the conquest of all will be through love
- living in memories
- involved in the present
- feels weary and thinks cannot cope
- strengthens and supports
- expect failure, lack confidence and the will to succeed
- self – confident, try anything
- gloom suddenly clouds us for no apparent reason
- self – critical, self – reproach, assuming blame, apologetic
- relieves a sense of guilt
- Red Chestnut
- worry for others, anticipating misfortune, projecting worry
- trusting to life
- Star of Bethlehem
- for consolation and comfort in grief, after a fright or sudden alarm
- balance and harmony
- Sweet Chestnut
- unendurable desolation
- alight shining in the darkness
- protection from outside influences, for change and the stages of development
- the link breaker
- White Chestnut
- unresolved, circling thoughts
- calm, clear mind
- Wild Rose
- lack of interest resignation, no love or point in life
- spirit of joy and adventure
- dissatisfied, bitter, resentful, life is unfair and unjust
Dr Bach chose five of the flower remedies as a combination naming it Rescue Remedy.
This may be used in any kind of emergency, or in circumstances when we need immediate help, before and after moments of difficulty or any kind of upset.
- Clematis, Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum