Review of the Dr Bach Flower Remedies
The Dr Bach Flower Remedies have a big following and there's good reasons for that. Dr Bach, a Harley Street Physician, discovered 38 remedies, each for a specific emotional and mental state. The Flower Remedies became his life’s work when he discovered how the various plants and trees affected his thoughts and feelings. He came to understand that for each human emotional state or pattern, there is a flower whose essence possesses an equal and opposite pattern. The Bach Flower Remedies are made 100% naturally from spring water infused with wild flowers, either by the sun-steeped method or by boiling.
How do they work?
The Bach Flower Remedies take effect by treating the individual, not the disease or the symptoms of the disease. They work specifically on the emotional condition of the person concerned. Insofar as we all have an emotional brain, there's a good chance we might respond to the flower remedies, some people more than others. My experience shows people who have a tight grip on their emotions tend not to react immediately, but with perseverance eventually benefit from their energies. It's like nourishing rain coming after a period of dryness, watching the mental landscape come alive again with green and colourful vegetation. That may sound a bit lyrical but many of us have learnt to appreciate the universe isn't one-dimensional.
Balancers of the mind
It should be noted the effects of taking the remedies is not to suppress negative attitudes but to transform them into positive ones. In that transition Dr Bach believed we stimulated our own potential for self-healing. The process frees our physical system to engage fully in fighting disease and stress. He also noted the tighter a person has a lid on their emotions, the more interesting their reaction. So the Dr Bach Flower Remedies are balancers of the mind, working away in the background. Dr. Bach was ahead of his time by understanding how emotional states lead to physical illness if they are left untreated. A fact which is now recognised and accepted by today’s medical profession.
If we quickly add that the Bach Flower Remedies have no adverse effects, we should however be aware that they can allow suppressed symptoms to surface. These could include such things as rashes while the body is being cleared of toxins, or an awareness of emotions which have been denied expression. These are an important part of the healing process and are only temporary.
The Bach Flower Remedies can be taken alongside medication, including homoeopathic remedies, without any interference at all.
Here are the 38 Flower Remedies and a summary of their uses:
Agrimony: Hiding Problems.
Aspen: Fears of unknown origin.
Beech: Intolerance, Critical.
Centaury: Weak Willed
Cerato: Mistrusting own judgement
Cherry Plum: Fear of losing control
Chestnut Bud: Repeating same mistakes
Chicory: Over protective
Clematis: Lack of interest
Crab Apple: Poor self-image
Elm: Feeling overwhelmed
Gentian: Despondency, doubt
Gorse: Despair, hopelessness
Heather: Talkative, self concern
Holly: Jealous, hatred
Honeysuckle: Locked in past
Hornbeam: Monday blues
Larch: Lack of confidence
Mimulus: Fear of known things
Mustard: Gloom with no origin
Oak: Exhaustion but struggles on
Olive: Lack of energy
Pine: Guilt, self-reproach
Red Chestnut: Over concern for others
Rock Rose: Terror
Rock Water: Denial, inflexible
Scleranthus: Indecision, uncertainty
Star of Bethlehem: After effects of shock
Sweet Chestnut: Mental anguish
Vine: Assertive, over-dominant
Walnut: Protection from change
Water Violet: Proud, aloof
White Chestnut: Unwanted thoughts
Wild Oat: Uncertainty in life
Wild Rose: Resignation, apathy
Willow: Self-pity, resentment
In addition to the individual Bach Flower Remedies, there is the Bach Recovery Remedy, which is very useful for any crisis, shock, panic attack situations. The Bach Recovery Remedy comes in two sizes 10ml and 20ml but it also comes as the Bach Recovery Plus, which has three additional ingredients for calming and strengthening.
We also have in the line up a Bach Recovery Cream which helps to soothe and restore balance after accidents and grazes. Recovery Remedy is now also available in a convenient Bach Recovery Spray and has become a bestseller in its own right for its ease of use. Two puffs on the tongue and you're away! It's also free of alcohol.
For those wishing to stock up their medicine cabinet, we also sell the The Complete Set of Dr Bach Flower Remedies.
We ship to most countries outside of the UK where The Bach Flower Remedies cost a lot more money. We have found that Scandinavian, German, Chinese and Japanese customers, in particular, appreciate the savings when ordering from us as opposed to buying the products in their own countries. Even with the postage there is quite a saving.