The 38 Bach Flower Remedies

AGRIMONY  (Agrimonia eupatoria)

Concealing fear, hurt or inadequacy behind a cheerful face.

ASPEN (Populus tremula)

Fear with no known reason or particular cause.  

BEECH (Fagus sylvatica) 

Critical and intolerant of others and lacking sympathy and humility.  

CENTAURY (Centaurium umbellatum)

Easily manipulated by others and an inability to say "no".  

CERATO (Ceratostigma willmottiana)

Inability to trust in one's own decisions.  

CHERRY PLUM (Prunus cerasifera)*

Fear of losing control and reason.    

CHESTNUT BUD (Aesculus hippocastanum)

The failure to learn from previous mistakes.  

CHICORY (Chichorium intybus)

Craves constant attention and easily offended and rejected.

CLEMATIS (Clematis vitalba)*

Preoccupied and absentminded.  Dreaming of the future.

CRAB APPLE (Malus pumila)

Feelings of uncleanness and self-hatred.  Obsessively house proud and fussy.

ELM (Ulmus procera)

Overwhelmed by responsibility and a sudden doubt of the ability to cope. 

GENTIAN (Gentiana amarella)

Despondency and discouragement after a setback.  

GORSE (Ulex europaeus)

Hopelessness and despair, and the desire to give up completely. 

HEATHER (Calluna vulgaris)

Self-centred and the need to tell others about themselves and their ailments.  A poor listener. 

HOLLY (Ilex aquifolium)

Jealousy, hatred and suspicion. 

HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera caprifolium)

Living in the past and has regrets. 

HORNBEAM (Carpinus betulus)

Known as the "Monday morning feeling".  A procrastinator who is mentally fatigued.

IMPATIENS (Impatiens glandulifera)*

Impatience and irritability.  

LARCH (Larix decidua)

Lack of confidence and feelings of inferiority.

MIMULUS (Mimulus guttatus)

Fear of something specific.  For shy and timid people.

MUSTARD (Sinapis arvensis)

Depression for no apparent reason. 

OAK (Quercus robus)

Relentless working and lack of self-care. 

OLIVE (Olea europaea)

For extreme tiredness following mental or physical effort. 

PINE (Pinus sylvestris)

Blames oneself for the mistakes of other people.  

RED CHESTNUT (Aesculus carnea)

Over-concern for the welfare of loved ones. 

ROCK ROSE (Helianthemum mummularium)*

Panic and terror.

ROCK WATER

Strong opinions, self-denial and rigidity. 

SCLERANTHUS (Scleranthus annuus)

Indecision between alternatives.  

STAR OF BETHLEHEM (Ornithogalum umbellatum)*

Shock, loss or bereavement.

SWEET CHESTNUT (Castanea sativa)

Extreme mental anguish. No "light left at the end of the tunnel". 

VERVAIN (Verbena officinalis)

Extreme mental energy, highly strung and fanatical.  

VINE (Vitis vinifera)

Dominance and greed for authority.  

WALNUT (Juglans regia)

Protection from change and outside influences.  The remedy for the many different transition stages in life.

WATER VIOLET (Hottonia palustris)

Aloofness and solitude resulting in loneliness. 

WHITE CHESTNUT (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Worrying, incessant thoughts that can lead to sleeplessness and lack of concentration.

WILD OAT (Bromus ramosus)

Uncertainty over one's direction in life. 

WILD ROSE (Rosa canina)

Apathy and resignation.  Always weary and lacks vitality.

WILLOW (Salix vitellina)

Resentment, bitterness and self-pity.  Reluctant to admit to any improvement.

*THE CRISIS FORMULA

This mix of 5 remedies (Cherry Plum; Rock Rose; Impatiens; Clematis; Star of Bethlehem) was created by Dr Bach and used to deal with sudden emergencies and crises when there is no time to make up an individual selection of remedies.  It is very helpful in any sudden stressful situation. The best known make of this formula is sold under the brand name Rescue Remedy.

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Agrimony
Agrimony

Concealing feelings behind a cheerful face.

ASPEN
ASPEN

Fear with no known reason or particular cause.

BEECH
BEECH

Critical and intolerant of others and lacking sympathy and humility.

CENTAURY
CENTAURY

Easily manipulated by others, and an inability to say "no".

CERATO
CERATO

Inability to trust in one's own decisions.

CHERRY PLUM
CHERRY PLUM

Fear of losing control and reason.

CHESTNUT BUD
CHESTNUT BUD

Failure to learn from previous mistakes.

CHICORY
CHICORY

Craves constant attention and easily offended and rejected.

CLEMATIS
CLEMATIS

Preoccupied and absentminded.  Dreaming of the future.

CRAB APPLE
CRAB APPLE

Feelings of uncleanness and self-hatred.  Obsessively house proud and fussy.

ELM
ELM

Overwhelmed by responsibility and a sudden doubt of the ability to cope.

GENTIAN
GENTIAN

Despondency and discouragement after a setback.

GORSE
GORSE

Hopelessness and despair, and the desire to give up completely.

HEATHER
HEATHER

Self-centred and the need to tell others about themselves and their ailments.  A poor listener.

HOLLY
HOLLY

Jealousy, hatred and suspicion.

HONEYSUCKLE
HONEYSUCKLE

Living in the past and has regrets.

HORNBEAN
HORNBEAN

Known as the "Monday morning feeling".  A procrastinator who is mentally fatigued.

IMPATIENS
IMPATIENS

Impatience and irritability.

LARCH
LARCH

Lack of confidence and feelings of inferiority.

MIMULUS
MIMULUS

Fear of something specific.  For shy and timid people.

MUSTARD
MUSTARD

Depression for no apparent reason.

OAK
OAK

Relentless working and lack of self-care.

OLIVE
OLIVE

For extreme tiredness following mental or physical effort.

PINE
PINE

Blames oneself for the mistakes of other people.

RED CHESTNUT
RED CHESTNUT

Over-concern for the welfare of loved ones.

ROCK ROSE
ROCK ROSE

Panic and terror.

ROCK WATER
ROCK WATER

Strong opinions, self-denial and rigidity.

SCLERANTHUS
SCLERANTHUS

Indecision between alternatives.

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Shock, loss or bereavement.

SWEET CHESTNUT
SWEET CHESTNUT

Extreme mental anguish. No "light left at the end of the tunnel".

VERVAIN
VERVAIN

Extreme mental energy, highly strung and fanatical.

VINE
VINE

Dominance and greed for authority.

WALNUT
WALNUT

Protection from change and outside influences.  The remedy for the many different transition stages in life.

WATER VIOLET
WATER VIOLET

Aloofness and solitude resulting in loneliness.

WHITE CHESTNUT
WHITE CHESTNUT

Worrying, incessant thoughts that can lead to sleeplessness and lack of concentration.

WILD OAT
WILD OAT

Uncertainty over one's direction in life.

WILD ROSE
WILD ROSE

Apathy and resignation.  Always weary and lacks vitality.

WILLOW
WILLOW

Resentment, bitterness and self-pity.  Reluctant to admit to any improvement.