Bach Flower Treatment

What Is Bach Flower Treatment?

Bach Flower treatment was designed by Dr. Edward Bach, who passed away in 1936. Through his research, Dr. Bach discovered that certain flowers have a positive effect on our emotions because the energies they emit have the ability to alleviate emotional pain and suffering. He created the original Bach Flower System, which consists of 38 different flower remedies, which are all-natural and homeopathic.

Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts.’

– Dr. Edward Bach

The Bach Centre provides the following guide as to how each one of the remedies functions:

Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen - fear of unknown things

Beech - intolerance

Centaury - the inability to say 'no'

Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions

Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes

ChicoryChicory - selfish, possessive love

Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian - discouragement after a setback

Gorse - hopelessness and despair

Heather - self-centredness and self-concern

HollyHolly - hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle - living in the past

Hornbeam - tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens - impatience

Larch - lack of confidence

Mimulus - fear of known things

Mustard - deep gloom for no reason

OakOak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine - guilt

Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose - terror and fright

Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives

Star of BethlehemStar of Bethlehem - shock

Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain - over-enthusiasm

Vine - dominance and inflexibility

Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet - quiet self-reliance leading to isolation

White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild OatWild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life

Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow - self-pity and resentment

What Conditions May Benefit From the Treatment?

Bach Flower Treatment may prove beneficial for children with sensory issues, or children who have conditions such as ADHD and Autism, as the remedies work to naturally restore a state of calm. In children with brain injuries or other conditions, the treatment is thought to help with agitation and emotional and physiological stressors.

More Resources:

There is a specific Bach Flower Rescue Remedy for kids, which comes in a little bottle with a dropper. The blend helps children deal with stress, and provides emotional relief. It is a mix of five of Dr. Bach’s flower remedies, and it was designed to be administered for children who are having tantrums, have experienced trauma, or who have been through a stressful situation. It can be mixed with water, or you can even put a drop of it right under their tongue.

Rescue Remedy also comes in a spray and in a cream, which can be used to treat injuries and even diaper rash.

According to, the blend contains:

mpatiens: (Impatiens gladulifera) 

For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

Star of Bethlehem – (Orithogalum umbellatum) 

For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

Cherry Plum: (Prunus cerasifera) 

For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.

Rock Rose:

For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

Clematis: (Clematis vitalba) 

For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.