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Remedies in Detail

There are 7 categories of the Bach Flower remedies:

  • Fear
  • Uncertainty
  • Insufficient interest in present circumstances
  • Oversensitivity to others’ influences and ideas
  • Despair
  • Over-care for the welfare of others


There are 38 remedies which cover every possible negative emotional mental state:

Remedy: Keywords for Present (negative) Situation / Projected Positive State Remedy brings:

Agrimony – tend to hide problems behind a cheerful face / helps you see your problems in perspective
Aspen – for fear and worries of an unknown origin/ calms the fear and gives you an inner peace
Beech – for an intolerance of others or for being overly critical of one’s self or others/tolerance for others and yourself
Centaury – for those whom can be weaker-willed and perhaps easily led by others/ gives you strength to stand up for yourself
Cerato – for seekers of advice and confirmation from others/ helps you learn to trust your inner wisdom
Cherry Plum – for fear of losing control or losing one’s mind or having a breakdown/ Cherry Plum is a tonic for reasoning
Chestnut Bud – for failure to learn from your past mistakes/ helps you see the lessons from each experience and forge new patterns
Chicory – for possessive love or being over-protective or over-bearing/ helps you let go of your loved one and not be selfish in love
Clemetis – for dreaminess or a lack of interest in the present time/ helps you stay anchored in present reality
Crab Apple – for a poor self-image or a sense of unseemliness/ helps you accept yourself with your imperfections
Elm – feeling overwhelmed by responsibility/ helps you return to efficiency and self assurance
Gentian – getting easily discouraged when faced with difficulties / helps turn the negative defeatism around
Gorse – for hopelessness or giving up the belief that more can be done for you/ helps rekindle optimism
Heather – being self preoccupied, overly self concerned, or overly talkative/ helps you rise above your own concerns
Holly – for being envious, jealous, or feelings of hatred/ helps you turn the thoughts that attack you into positive thoughts
Honeysuckle – those who dwell on the past/ helps bring you back to the here and now
Hornbeam – for the ‘Monday Morning’ feeling/ helps restore a lively mind, vitality, freshness and spontaneity
Impatiens – for impatience/ helps restore calm, balance and poise
Larch – to aid lack of confidence/ helps give you confidence to try things and not worry over success or failure
Mimulus – for fear of known things/ provides a simple courage to face everyday problems without feeling anxiety
Mustard – feeling deep gloom with no origin/ helps shake off the gloom and despondency and get inner stability and peace
Oak – for those utterly exhausted but who struggle on/ helps set you back on an even keel where you see the need to rest
Olive – for lack of energy/ restoration of strength, vitality and interest in life
Pine – for guilt/ helps you see things in their proper perspective and accept responsibility in a more balanced way
Red Chestnut – fear or over-concern for others/ helps you to send out calm signals to people in insecure situations rather than terrify them
Rock Rose – for absolute terror/ gives courage and presence of mind
Rock Water – for inflexible self-denial/ encourages greater mind flexibility
Scleranthus – uncertainty or indecision/ removes clouds of uncertainty so you can make decisions quickly
Star of Bethlehem – for the after-effects of shock/ neutralize the effect of trauma
Sweet Chestnut – for extreme mental anguish/ helps you find a peaceful place from which to look forward
Vervain – for over-enthusiasm/ helps you learn how to relax
Vine – for assertiveness or inflexibility/ encourages a more flexible understanding approach to dealing with others
Walnut – protection from change and outside influences/ helps you carry on despite discouragement, objections or ridicule from others
Water Violet – proud or aloof or strong independence/ helps you connect, understand, and empathize with others
White Chestnut – for unwanted thoughts or mental arguments/ calms the worry and puts you back in control of your mind
Wild Oat – uncertainty as to the correct career path in life/ helps you see more clearly what it is that you want out of life
Wild Rose – resignation or apathy/ helps you take more control over your life
Willow – self pity or resentment/ helps you adopt a more optimistic and positive approach to life

Remedy: Keywords for Present (negative) Situation / Projected Positive State Remedy brings:

Agrimony – tend to hide problems behind a cheerful face / helps you see your problems in perspective

Aspen – for fear and worries of an unknown origin/ calms the fear and gives you an inner peace

Beech – for an intolerance of others or for being overly critical of one’s self or others/tolerance for others and yourself

Centaury – for those whom can be weaker-willed and perhaps easily led by others/ gives you strength to stand up for yourself

Cerato – for seekers of advice and confirmation from others/ helps you learn to trust your inner wisdom

Cherry Plum – for fear of losing control or losing one’s mind or having a breakdown/ Cherry Plum is a tonic for reasoning

Chestnut Bud – for failure to learn from your past mistakes/ helps you see the lessons from each experience and forge new patterns

Chicory – for possessive love or being over-protective or over-bearing/ helps you let go of your loved one and not be selfish in love

Clemetis – for dreaminess or a lack of interest in the present time/ helps you stay anchored in present reality

Crab Apple – for a poor self-image or a sense of unseemliness/ helps you accept yourself with your imperfections

Elm – feeling overwhelmed by responsibility/ helps you return to efficiency and self assurance

Gentian – getting easily discouraged when faced with difficulties / helps turn the negative defeatism around

Gorse – for hopelessness or giving up the belief that more can be done for you/ helps rekindle optimism

Heather – being self preoccupied, overly self concerned, or overly talkative/ helps you rise above your own concerns

Holly – for being envious, jealous, or feelings of hatred/ helps you turn the thoughts that attack you into positive thoughts

Honeysuckle – those who dwell on the past/ helps bring you back to the here and now

Hornbeam – for the ‘Monday Morning’ feeling/ helps restore a lively mind, vitality, freshness and spontaneity

Impatiens – for impatience/ helps restore calm, balance and poise

Larch – to aid lack of confidence/ helps give you confidence to try things and not worry over success or failure

Mimulus – for fear of known things/ provides a simple courage to face everyday problems without feeling anxiety

Mustard – feeling deep gloom with no origin/ helps shake off the gloom and despondency and get inner stability and peace

Oak – for those utterly exhausted but who struggle on/ helps set you back on an even keel where you see the need to rest

Olive – for lack of energy/ restoration of strength, vitality and interest in life

Pine – for guilt/ helps you see things in their proper perspective and accept responsibility in a more balanced way

Red Chestnut – fear or over-concern for others/ helps you to send out calm signals to people in insecure situations rather than terrify them

Rock Rose – for absolute terror/ gives courage and presence of mind

Rock Water – for inflexible self-denial/ encourages greater mind flexibility

Scleranthus – uncertainty or indecision/ removes clouds of uncertainty so you can make decisions quickly

Star of Bethlehem – for the after-effects of shock/ neutralize the effect of trauma

Sweet Chestnut – for extreme mental anguish/ helps you find a peaceful place from which to look forward

Vervain – for over-enthusiasm/ helps you learn how to relax

Vine – for assertiveness or inflexibility/ encourages a more flexible understanding approach to dealing with others

Walnut – protection from change and outside influences/ helps you carry on despite discouragement, objections or ridicule from others

Water Violet – proud or aloof or strong independence/ helps you connect, understand, and empathize with others

White Chestnut – for unwanted thoughts or mental arguments/ calms the worry and puts you back in control of your mind

Wild Oat – uncertainty as to the correct career path in life/ helps you see more clearly what it is that you want out of life

Wild Rose – resignation or apathy/ helps you take more control over your life

Willow – self pity or resentment/ helps you adopt a more optimistic and positive approach to life

Rescue Remedy is an emergency remedy combination. It contains five flower essences: Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Clematis. It is worth carrying with you in case of emergencies such as sudden bad news, bereavement, terror, a stressful event such as exams, interviews, a difficult meeting, being in or seeing an accident, going on stage, giving a speech, going to a dentist, going into a hospital, etc.  

Rescue Remedy will hep you reduce your fear and nervousness and help you face the situation in a better frame of mind. It comes in a pastilles form as well as drops. 

Rescue Remedy cream can be used as a lotion on hands, face or body. It is the same as Rescue Remedy in it’s other forms named above except it also contains crab apple. It is often used on babies and infants.