There are 38 Bach Flower Essences for balancing the mind and body.

The 38 different Bach flowers

About the 38 Bach Flowers

The 38 Bach Flowers are divided into 7 subgroups. All the 38 Bach Flowers fall into each of the following categories. Specific problems are tackled by individual flowers. Bach Flower Essences are effective for treating: uncertainty, loneliness issues, fears, vulnerability to influences, despondency and despair, disinterest in life, and over-care for the welfare of others. Read on for more information about each of the 38 Bach Flowers.

Uncertainty

Cerato: Aids with decision-making.
Wild Oat: Used to treat those who are at a turning point in life and are unsure of how to proceed.
Hornbeam: Relied on by individuals who feel overburdened with responsibility.
Gorse: Helps people suffering from feelings of hopelessness and despair.
Gentian: Treats discouragement and downheartedness.
Scleranthus: Supports decision-making when we can’t choose between two options.

Loneliness

Heather: Benefits those who others tend to avoid. This happens when the individual obsessively targets different people to talk about personal problems.
Impatiens: Aids individuals in developing a more patient attitude.
Water Violet: Encourages strong, independent people to develop closer interpersonal relationships.

Fears

Rock Rose: Helps to treat feelings of terror.
Red Chestnut: Acts to help those who are always worrying about other people.
Mimulus: Aids in controlling known fears.
Cherry Plum: Used to help individuals who fear what they may do.
Aspen: Brings peace to people who frequently feel afraid, but can’t give a name to what’s scaring them.

Vulnerability to influences

Holly: Acts to temper aggressive thoughts and feelings towards others.
Centaury: Gives us the power to say ‘no’ and mean it!
Agrimony: Enables effective communication of emotions without fear of disagreement.
Walnut: Helps us to cope during transitions in life.

Despondency and despair

Larch: Restores lost self-esteem.
Elm: Aids people who feel overwhelmed.
Pine: Soothes away guilt and self-reproach.
Star of Bethlehem: Brings comfort to those suffering from shock.
Oak: Gives us the strength to know when to quit.
Crab Apple: Cleanses body and mind.
Sweet Chestnut: Comforts those experiencing mental anguish.
Willow: Aids in bringing peace to people who frequently feel sorry for themselves.

Disinterest in life

Chestnut Bud: Helps those who are unable to learn from mistakes.
Mustard: Acts to treat depressed moods when no reason can be given for feeling these emotions.
White Chestnut: Brings life back into focus by restoring mental clarity.
Olive: Reignites our passion for living.
Honeysuckle: Enables us to let go of the past.
Wild Rose: Treats independent people who find it difficult to get involved socially.
Clematis: Grounds a person in reality.

Over-care for the welfare of others

Rock Water: Encourages us not to expect too much from ourselves.
Beech: Acts to make us more tolerant with others.
Vine: Helps those who need to show more respect for ideas from other people.
Vervain: Aids in bringing calmness to those with too much mental energy.
Chicory: Enables us to see the beauty in everyone.

Bach Flower Essences

The 38 Bach Flower Essences are used to balance the mind and restore harmony. In Dr. Bach’s system, a holistic approach to healing aims at curing underlying emotional problems. Individual essences are blended to tackle a variety of issues experienced by individuals.

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