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An informational catalog, or several catalogs, about Bach flower therapy.

The Bach flower remedies and their indications[1]

Plant Indication

Agrimony

mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen

fear of unknown things

Beech

Intolerance, perfectionist

Centazry

the inability to say 'no'

Cerato

lack of trust in one's own decisions

Cherry Plum

fear of the mind giving way, fear of losing control

Chestnut Bud

failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory

selfish, possessive love, needs the appreciation of others

Clematis

dreaming of the future without working in the present, absentminded

Crab Apple

the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred, poor body image

Elm

overwhelmed by responsibility, pressures of work

Gentian

discouragement after a setback, pessimism

Gorse

hopelessness and despair

Heather

self-centredness and self-concern

Holly

hatred, envy and jealousy, feels victimized

Honeysuckle

living in the past, overwhelming nostalgia for the past

Hornbeam

procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens

impatience

Larch

lack of confidence, competent but fear failure

Mimulus

fear of known things, shy, nervous personality

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, self-blame

Red Chestnut

over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose

terror and fright, useful for nightmares

Rock Water

self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus

inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem

Shock, loss, bereavement, trauma

Sweet Chestnut

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

Vervain

over-enthusiasm, perfectionism

Vine

dominance and inflexibility

Walnut

protection from change and unwanted influences, birth, puberty, divorce

Water Violet

pride and aloofness

White Chestnut

unwanted thoughts and mental arguments, unwanted thoughts, unable to concentrate

Wild Oat

uncertainty over one's direction in life

Wild Rose

drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow

self-pity and resentment

Rescue Remedy

Composite remedy consisting of Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum and Clementis; for emergencies to combat fear, panic, shock and fear of losing control

References

  1. Kylie Thaler, Angela Kaminskil, Andrea Chapman, Tessa Langley and Gerald Gartlehner (2009), "Bach Flower Remedies for psychological problems and pain: a systematic review", BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 9: 16, DOI:10.1186/1472-6882-9-16