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.


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.


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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