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.

Flower Essences can help with: –

Enhance and balance mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Assist in increasing intuition.
Strengthen coping abilities.
Assist in navigating life changes and transformation.
Accelerate any healing process.
Help you to feel more alive and in touch with your values, creativity, goals and your dreams!

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Twelve Healers

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withdrawn, aloof, proud, self-reliant, quiet, grief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

Seven Helpers

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

Second Nineteen

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

Rescue Remedy

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