Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Materia Medica – Basics

Bach Flower Materia Medica – Basics

1. AGRIMONY
Those who suffer considerable inner torture which they try to dissemble behind a facade of cheerfullness. Often used as a remedy for alcoholism.

2. ASPEN
Apprehension – the feeling that something dreadful is going to happen without knowing why. Unexplainable anxiety, presentiments. Anxiety for no known reason.

3. BEECH
Critical and intolerant of others. Arrogant.

4. CENTAURY
Weakness of will; those who let themselves be exploited or imposed upon – become subservient; difficulty in saying “no”. Human doormat.

5. CERATO
Those who doubt their own judgment and intuition, seek advice of others. Often influenced and misguided.

6. CHERRY PLUM
Uncontrolled – irrational thoughts. Fear of losing control and doing something terrible, fear of “going crazy”. Uncontrolled bursts of temper. Impulsive suicide.

7. CHESTNUT BUD
Refusal to learn by experience; continually repeating the same mistakes.

8. CHICORY
The overly-possesive, demands respect or attention (selfishness), likes others to conform to their standards. Makes martyr of oneself. Interferes and manipulates.

9. CLEMATIS
Indifferent, inattentive, daydreaming, absent-minded. Mental escapist from reality.

10. CRAB APPLE
“The Cleanser Flower”. Feels unclean or ashamed of ailments. Self disgust/hatred. House proud.

11. ELM
Temporarily overcome by inadequacy or responsibility, though normally very capable.

12. GENTIAN
Despondent. Easily discouraged and rejected. Skeptical, pessimistic. Depression, where the cause is known.

13. GORSE
Desperate, without hope: “Oh, what’s the use”. Defeatism.

14. HEATHER
People who are obsessed with their own troubles and experiences. Talkative ‘bores’ – poor listeners.

15. HOLLY
For those who are jealous, envious, revengeful and suspicious. Those who hate

16. HONEYSUCKLE
For those with nostalgia and who constantly dwell in the past. Home-sickness.

17. HORNBEAM
“Monday morning” feeling but once started, task usually fulfilled. Mentally tired. Procrastination.

18. IMPATIENS
Impatience, irritability. Reacts in an exaggerated manner.

19. LARCH
Despondency due to lack of self-confidence; expectation of failure, so fails to make the attempt. Feels inferior, yet has the ability.

20. MIMULUS
Fear of *known* things, fear of the world. Shyness, timidity, bashfulness.

21. MUSTARD
“Dark cloud” of depression that descends for no known reason which can lift just as suddenly, making one downcast, saddened and low.

22. OAK
Brave determined types. Struggles on in illness and against adversity despite setbacks. Plodders, never resting.

23. OLIVE
Drained of energy – everything an effort. Physically fatigued.

24. PINE
Feelings of guilt. Blames oneself for the mistakes of others. Feels unworthy.

25. RED CHESTNUT
Excessive care of, and concern for, others, especially those held dear.

26. ROCK ROSE
Alarmed, panicky, full of trepidation.

27. ROCK WATER
For those who are hard on themselves – often overwork. Rigid minded, self denying. Ascetic.

28. SCLERANTHUS
Uncertainty/indecision/vacillation. Fluctuating moods.

29. STAR OF BETHLEHEM
For all the effects of serious news, or fright following an accident, etc.. For release from trauma, not matter how old it is.

30. SWEET CHESTNUT
Absolute dejection. Feels one has reached the limits for what one can stand.

31. VERVAIN
Over-enthusiasm, over effort; straining. Fanatical and highly strung. Incensed and frustrated by injustices.

32. VINE
Dominating/inflexible/ambitious/tyrannical/autocratic. Arrogant pride. Considered to be good leaders.

33. WALNUT
Protection remedy against powerful influences, and helps adjustment to any transition or change, e.g. puberty, menopause, divorce, new surroundings. Contrary to CENTAURY the person knows what he wants, but is easily influenced by other people to do something else.

34. WATER VIOLET
Proud, reserved, sedate types, sometimes “superior”. Little emotional involvement, but reliable/dependable.

35. WHITE CHESTNUT
Persistent unwanted thoughts. Pre-occupation with some worry or episode. Mental arguments. Constant inner dialog.

36. WILD OAT
Helps determine one’s intended path of life.

37. WILD ROSE
Resignation, apathy. Drifters who accept their lot, making little or no effort for improvement – lacks ambition.

38. WILLOW
Resentment and bitterness with “not fair” and “poor me” attitude.

39. RESQUE REMEDY
A combination of Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, Star of Betlehem. All purpose emergency composite for effects of anguish, examinations, going to the dentist etc.. Comforting, calming and reassuring to those distressed by startling experiences.

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Manish Bhatia

Manish Bhatia

- CEO, Hpathy Medical Pvt. Ltd.
- Homeopathy physician.
- Lecturer of Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy.
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- Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
- Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1 & 2
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  • In some authors like Dr. DS Vohra and Dr. V. Krishnamoorthy books it’s mentioned that Bach flower remedies will not suppress the deceases and its very safe to use. But recently I read few articles in few forums that Bach flower remedies will suppress the root cause, would like to know which one is true.

  • it is very simple and easy to under stand. i am very hsppy to read this article thsnking you and god bless you