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Cure Negative Emotions with Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies is a system of 38 Flower Remedies discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in England more than 80 years ago.
The Bach Flower Remedies remove negative emotions by flooding them with the positive energies from flowers. In combination the 38 Bach Flower Remedies can restore happiness and joy in humans and animals.

Below is a list of some of the negative emotions with the suggestions of remedies that can help you get back to normal

• Depression
• Stress
• Fear & Anxiety
• Self Concern
• Interfering with other people.
• Panic Attacks.
• Jet Lag.
• Stuttering
• Separation Anxiety
• Unable to fall a sleep
• Emotional Eating
• Anger, Hate, Resentment (Sibling rivalry, Children of divorced parents, unhappy children/people.)
• PTSD
• ADD, ADHD, Lack of Focus, Daydreaming
• Weight

 

“Every single person has a life to live, a work to do, a glorious personality, a wonderful individuality.” Dr. Edward Bach – The Original Writings


Depression.

Mustard: Helps you when you feel suddenly depressed without reason. It feels like a cold dark cloud has destroyed all happiness and cheerfulness. The depression can lift just as sudden for no reason.
Elm: You feel overwhelmed by your work load and matters of life and you feel depressed and exhausted.
Sweet Chestnut: For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it has tolerated the uttermost limit of its endurance. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.
Willow: Helps you when you have suffered adversity or misfortune and find it difficult to accept. You feel sorry for yourself and and have “poor me” attitude.
Gorse: When you feel a great hopelessness, you have given up the belief that more can be done for you. Under persuasion or to please others you may try different treatments, at the same time, assuring those around you that there is so little hope of relief.
Gentian: When you are easily discouraged after a small set back. You are easily disheartened when faced with difficulties and often skeptical or pessimistic.
Larch: When you lack self -confidence and self-esteem and feel depressed.

 

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Stress

Rescue Remedy: Help any stressful situation where you need to be able to collect yourself and be in charge of your emotions.
Oak: Helps you when your inner strength wanes. Usually because you are an over-achiever and will overwork and ignore your tiredness.
Elm: You feel overwhelmed by your work load and matters of  life and you feel depressed and exhausted.
Sweet Chestnut: For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it has tolerated the uttermost limit of its endurance. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.
Cherry Plum: When you feel like exploding and fear that you may lose control of your emotions and actions.
White Chestnut: Helps you when your mind is cluttered with thoughts, usually arguments, ideas, thoughts which you do not wish to keep repeating in your mind. These thoughts might prevent you from sleeping.
Impatiens: Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will endeavor to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed
Oak: When you struggle on without taking care of yourself, workaholic, wont take a break no matter how much it is needed
Larch: When you lost self-esteem and confidence

 

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Fear and Anxiety

Rock Rose: Helps you when you experience terror or fright and you feel frozen and unable to move or think clear.
Mimulus:  Helps you when you feel fear, the type of fear that you can identify such as fear of spiders, being alone, losing a job, illness etc. You are overly sensitive, get embarrassed and nervous.
Cherry Plum: Helps you when you fear that your mind is being over-strained, you feel like you are going to explode or do irrational things. You are afraid of losing control.
Aspen:  Helps you when you feel fearful without knowing why.  You feel that something bad is going to happen, but nothing happens and you cannot tell what you are afraid about.
Red Chestnut: Helps you when you are overly concerned and worried about loved ones. You are distressed and disturbed by other people’s problems.
White Chestnut: Helps you when your mind is cluttered with thoughts, usually arguments, ideas, thoughts which you do not wish to keep repeating in your mind. These thoughts might prevent you from sleeping.

 

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Self Concern

Crab Apple: Helps you when you are overly concerned with cleanliness You feel unclean or physically unattractive and obsess over little things.
Heather: Helps you when you get unhappy being alone for any length of time, you are always seeking the companionship and find it necessary to discuss your affairs with others no matter whom it may be.
Rock Water: Helps you when you expect too much of yourself and always striving for perfection.
Larch: Helps you to regain self-esteem and confidence in yourself.
Willow: Helps you when you have suffered adversity or misfortune and find it difficult to accept. You feel sorry for yourself and and have “poor me” attitude.

 

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Interfering with other people.

Chicory: Helps you to be less critical, opinionated and argumentative. You always find something about others that you believe should be put right.
Vervain: Helps you to not be so high strung and intense. You try to convince others of “my way” of thinking and are sensitive to injustice.
Vine: Helps you respect other people’s views and ideas. You are strong-willed and ambitious, often bossy and tend to take charge of situations.
Beech:  Helps you be less critical toward other people and accept them as they are.
Red Chestnut:Helps you when you are overly concerned and worried about loved ones. You are distressed and disturbed by other people’s problems.

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Panic Attacks.
Rescue Remedy: Helps at any stressful situation where you need to be able to collect yourself and be in charge of your emotions.
Aspen: Panic, nightmares, pounding heart, sweating for no reason, anxious but don’t know why.
Rock Rose: When you feel that the fear is so great that you are unable to move or react, a frozen fear.
Mimulus  Helps you when you feel fear, the type of fear that you can identify such as fear of spiders, being alone, losing a job, illness etc. You are overly sensitive, get embarrassed and nervous.
Cherry Plum:  Helps you when you feel that your mind is being over-strained, you feel like you are going to explode or do irrational things.


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Jet Lag.

This combination helps you adjust to the time change and with the physical tiredness and impatience that comes from sitting in a plane for hours. Start taking this combination a couple of days before the flight and continue while flying and afterward until all symptoms are gone.
Olive: Helps you over the physical exhaustion of traveling and being on the road for several hours.
Walnut: Helps you adjust to a new time zone and place.
Impatiens: Helps you from getting impatient while sitting in a plane for several hours without much to do.
Rescue Sleep: A wonderful combination of Rescue Remedy and White Chestnut which helps when you feel restless and have cluttered unwanted thoughts.

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Stuttering.

Mimulus: This Essence helps you when you have fear known things such as;  fear of spiders, fear of not being good enough, fear of being old, fear of not succeeding, fear of heights, fear of public speaking etc. You might also be shy, tongue-tied in company, you might even be blushing and stuttering.
Larch: Helps you regain courage to face difficulties with humor and confidence. You will be able to stand up for yourself, and with the emotions under control can enjoy life without fear.

 

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Seperation Anxiety

Mimulus: This Essence helps when a child suffer from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is fear, fear of being left alone, fear of mommy not coming back, fear of all scary things a child may think about.
Walnut: Helps the child or adult adjust to a new schedule or situation.
Larch: For self-esteem

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Being unable to fall a sleep

Rescue Sleep: Calms our mind and body to allow us to fall asleep.
White Chestnut: When your mind is to cluttered with thoughts that you are unable to fall asleep.
Impatient: When you get irritated and impatient with yourself you start counting hours until the alarm clock will wake you up.
Vervain: When your mind is to wound up with plans.

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Emotional Eating

Crab Apple: Helps you when you feel that there is something not quite clean about yourself. You may need to wash hands often, find things dirty without any reason. You may find yourself ugly although others find you very attractive.
Chestnut Bud: Helps you when you keep repeating the same mistake.
Cherry Plum: Helps you when you loose of self-control.
Gentian: Easily get discouraged by small set back.
Olive: When you eat as a way to get more energy.

 

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Anger, Hate, Resentment. (Sibling rivalry,  Children of divorced parents, unhappy children)

Cherry Plum:  Helps you when you feel that your mind is being over-strained, you feel like you are going to explode or do irrational things.
Holly: Helps for the feeling of jealousy.
Willow: Helps you when you have suffered adversity or misfortune and find it difficult to accept. You feel sorry for yourself and have a “poor me” attitude.
Heather: Helps you when you are unhappy about being alone for any length of time. You are always seeking the companionship and find it necessary to discuss your affairs with others no matter whom it may be.
Beech: For those who are critical of others and are only able to focus on their faults.

 

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PTSD

PTSD is a combination of emotions that is caused by very stressful or traumatic emotions that have occurred over a long period of time. The Bach Flower Remedies can be very helpful in releasing the negative emotions that the person is experiencing.
When selecting the Bach Flower Remedies, look at each negative emotion and select the Bach Flower Remedy that removes it such as but not limited to:

Aspen: Panic and fear which can not be explained, nightmares, feeling that something “bad” is going to happen, uneasy fear.
Cherry Plum: Fear of losing self-control, hurt yourself or others.
Star of Bethlehem: Whenever you have experienced trauma, current or in the past.
Rock Rose: Frozen fear, terror.
Mimulus: When you have fears that can be described as shyness, phobias.
Gorse: When you have lost hope and are ready to give up.
Sweet Chestnut: For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it has tolerated the uttermost limit of its endurance. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.
Oak: When you struggle on without taking care of yourself, workaholic, wont take a break no matter how much it is needed.
Pine: When you take responsibility for things that happened that you had no control over, feeling guilt for what other people did.

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ADD, ADHD, Lack of Focus, Daydreaming

ADD and ADHD is a combination of emotions that can be balanced with the help of the Bach Flower Remedies. Parents have had great success with the Bach Flower Remedies when their children have a hard time focusing in school and teachers often are commenting that the child has become much calmer and focused after using the Bach Flower Remedies for only a short time.
When selecting the Bach Flower Remedies, look at each negative emotion and select the Bach Flower Remedy that removes it such as but not limited to:

Clematis: Helps when you daydream and have a hard time focusing on the task in front of you.
Chestnut Bud: Helps when you keep forgetting what you have learned, it helps you remember.
Walnut: Helps when you get easily distracted by noises, movements and commotion.
Gentian: Helps when you get easily discouraged by small set backs.
Vervain: Helps when you are overly excited and hyper, from over involvement in a subject or idea.
Impatiens: Helps when you easily become impatient with the slowness of others.
Elm: Helps when you easily get overwhelmed by homework, things you need to do and responsibilities.
Larch: Helps you regain self-esteem.

Please also note that some children have adverse reactions to artificial food colorings, milk, chocolate and over processed foods. Healthy diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruits is important for healthy brain functions.

 

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Weight

The Bach Flower Remedies can help you change unhealthy eating habits and replace them with healthy options. The following remedies can help you active your goals.

Cherry Plum: Helps you have self-control when you are presented by unhealthy choices.
Chestnut Bud: Helps you learn from past mistakes.
Crab Apple: Helps you accept who you are and how you look.
Gentian: Helps you not to get discouraged with small set backs.
Impatiens: Helps you have patience with yourself.

 

  For those who are sick, peace of mind and harmony with the Soul is the greatest aid to recovery. – Dr. Bach