Bach Remedies


Link to the Bach Centre

This system of healing, using flower essences was developed by Dr Edward Bach, a medical doctor, pathologist, immunologist, bacteriologist and homeopath in the 1930s. He identified the need to treat human emotions, as he believed that extreme unhealthy emotional states, if left unaddressed were the cause of illness. He believed that one should treat the person and not the disease or the symptoms of the disease.

The 38 flower remedies are an all-round healing system where the selection of remedies is more specific to the individual rather than the disease. This restorative process focuses on the personality, emotional outlook, mood and temperament of the beneficiary. These remedies help manage the emotional demands of everyday life, as each remedy balances a specific emotion by restoring the positive state.

Recent research into the links between emotions and the immune system, clearly supports the view that emotional and physical health are linked. We are all aware that  unmanaged stress can have a really negative effect on our bodies. These remedies empower us to manage our emotions simply and safely.

Bach Flower remedies are:

  • Simple
  • Gentle 
  • Effective
  • Self-help, self-empowering and lead to self-discovery
  • Totally safe for people of all ages  and animals i.e. infants, the elderly, pregnant women
  • Safe to taken with all other medication, treatments, natural supplements and therapies


Dr. Edward Bach


“Balance Your Emotions – Fulfil Your Potential”


liz-2I offer Bach consultations, which last approximately an hour.  Together we select a personal mix of remedies according to how you are feeling right now in your life, and applicable to what is going on around you at the time .  This personal mix should last two to three weeks if taken regularly.  A follow up consultation usually takes place about two to three weeks later and we may then select different remedies depending on how your emotions have changed and which other emotions may have surfaced.  You will know when the remedies have done their job, and you no longer need them, so you are ultimately in control.

Through the consultation process I teach you about the remedies we have selected for you, so that you learn which remedies you might need to return to later when those same feelings re-appear.


Most people have heard of  the Crisis Remedy or Rescue Remedy – this is made up of 5 of the 38 Bach flower Remedies.  It is the only available pre-prepared combination of remedies that Dr Bach approved of, as each person and each situation is unique, and with a combination of 38 different remedies helping different emotions, we prefer to prepare a unique personal mix for people’s individual circumstances.   The Rescue Remedy was prepared  for “emergency” or crisis situations.  Some of these situations could be, amongst others, accidents – being in one or coming up on one;  receiving bad news about the death of a loved one, a negative medical diagnosis;  fear of upcoming events such as a dentist’s visit, public speaking, exams, heart breaking farewells, etc.  This Rescue Remedy is of great comfort to many, in difficult stressful times,  but if one learns more about the remedies, they will realize how valuable all 38 remedies can be in their own individual context in the many difficult situations and life circumstances we often  find ourselves in…… particularly every day situations, that if left unaddressed,  can become more and more difficult to deal with, and/or  overcome.


 Alternatively, if you have studied them, or know the remedies and know which remedies you need, and you are able to select them for yourself and friends,  I can prepare personalized treatment bottles for you, which can be posted or delivered, depending on your location.

Here is a very brief indication for each of the remedies


  • 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 decision
  • 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, suspicion 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