Flower Power – Healing through Nature with Bach Flower Remedies
Though it is not known exactly when the use of tinctures in natural medicine began, Bach Flower remedies have been around since the 1930’s. Dr. Edward Bach, a British Physician is responsible for their creation. Bach Flower Remedies consist of a collection of 38 different tinctures made by extracting the essence of a plants or flowers by using an alcohol based solution. The 38 tinctures were specially created to match and counteract the 38 negative states of mind.
These resulting liquids are very powerful and concentrated. Each plant has been found to have their own specific medicinal uses which can encompass physical issues as well as emotional.
Though some remedies can be helpful for more than one malady, here is the basic list to use as a guide.
Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face
Aspen – fear of unknown things
Beech – intolerance
Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’
Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way
Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes
Chicory – 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
Holly – 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
Oak – 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 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 – pride and aloofness
White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life
Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy
Willow – self-pity and resentment
Dr. Bach also has created a line of blended Rescue Remedies which are specially blended to provide support for specified issues such as: Sleep, Energy, Emotional Eating, Stress and even a blend which is safe to use for Pets.
They can be taken orally straight by the drop or dropper full and placed under the tongue (sublingually) or even mixed in tea and sipped slowly.
Monarch Wellness realizes that if you are not experienced in homeopathy and natural remedies choosing can be confusing. We welcome calls or visits to the office and are more than happy to help guide you in the best direction.
Bach Flower remedies are only available at our main central Naples location 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples 34103. We can be reached by phone by calling 239-231-3208