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The 38 Bach Flowers

The 38 Bach Flowers are the vibrational energy of 37 healing plants and one of the water from a natural spring.

  

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE ‘VIBRATION?’

 

 The Bach Flower Remedies are the vibration of healing plants. Using words to describe this vibration is like describing the color blue to someone who has never seen blue. Use the brief descriptions below to give you a guide to an initial selection. Reading different people’s descriptions of the vibrations gives hints as to the subtleties of each of the remedies. Fortunately, if you choose the wrong remedy, no harm is done. The best way to determine if it is the “right” remedy is to actually take the remedy. (see “glass of water method” on consultation page).  The more you practice or “play” with the flowers, the better you get at choosing remedies.

 

 

MY FAVORITE BOOK REFERENCES

 

The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies.” Dr. Edward Bach

This book contains the original descriptions for the remedies by Dr. Bach.

 

The 38 Bach Flower Essences.” Wigmore Publications Limited

The descriptions in this book are simple and easy to understand. This was the reference I initially depended upon to understand each of the remedies.

 

The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy.” Mechthild Scheffer

Mechthild Scheffer does a lovely job of explaining each of the flower remedies. She also has a detailed questionnaire to determine remedies, usual combinations, Kirlian photos of each of the remedies, and a comparison between remedies.

 

Bach Flower Remedies. Form & Function.” Julian Barnard

Julian Barnard takes a historical perspective mixed with a botanical description of each plant. His premise is, “the gesture of the plant and the gesture of the person is equivalent.”

 

Advanced Bach Flower Therapy.” Gotz Blome, MD

Dr. Blome takes a psychoanalytic view of each of the flower remedies. He includes many possible combinations.

 

 

THE BACH FLOWER REMEDIES

  • 38 single remedies
  • 293 million possible combinations
  • Seven Categories

 

 

CATEGORY 1 - FEAR

Rock Rose  - terror, fright, panic 

Mimulus -  shyness, fear of known things

Cherry Plumfear of losing control

Aspen - fear of unknown things

Red Chestnut -  fear for the welfare of loved ones

 

CATEGORY 2 - UNCERTAINTY

Cerato- lack of trust in one's own decisions

Scleranthus -  difficulty choosing between two alternatives 

Gentian-  discouragement

Gorse  hopelessness and despair

Hornbeam-  tiredness at the thought of doing something

Wild Oat-  uncertainty over one's direction in life


CATEGORY 3 - INSUFFICIENT INTEREST IN PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES

Clematis – thinks of the future, daydreaming

Honeysuckle -  thinks of the past

Wild Rose-  apathy

Olive – physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion

White Chestnut -  circular thoughts and mental arguments

Mustard -  depression for no reason

Chestnut Bud – Inability to learn from mistakes

 

CATEGORY 4 - LONELINESS

Water Violet- appears competent, yet has few close friends

Impatiens -  impatience

Heather -  feels unheard and needy for attention

  

CATEGORY 5 - OVERSENSITIVE TO OUTSIDE INFLUENCES AND IDEAS

Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face

Centaury-  the boundary flower, the inability to say 'no'

Walnut – for psychic protection from outside influences 

Holly -  suspicion, envy and jealousy

 

CATEGORY 6 - FOR DESPONDENCY OR DESPAIR

Larch – lack of self-confidence

Pine -  guilt

Elm overwhelmed

Sweet Chestnut -  anguish

Star of Bethleham – shock, grief

Willow -  resentment, self-pity

Oak -  unable to rest because of duty

Crab Apple-  the cleansing remedy, feeling unclean, self-hatred

  

CATEGORY 7 - OVERCARE FOR THE WELFARE OF OTHERS

Chicory -  the mother flower, difficulty in letting children go

Vervain – over enthusiastic
Vine -  stubborn, bossy, “my way or the highway”

Beech – intolerance, overly critical

Rock Water  - the martyr, inflexibility, self-flagellation

 

Rescue Remedy (a combination of Star of Bethlehem, Impatiens, Clematis, Rock Rose, and Cherry Plum) -  Sudden Crisis or Emergency