Flower Essences to Overcome Fear


This is my final post (of 10) on Dr Bach flower essences.  There are 38 essences in total, and today I will focus on those that may aid in overcoming fear:

  • Aspen
  • Cherry Plum
  • Mimulus
  • Red Chestnut
  • Rock Rose

Aspen aids healing of unknown fears or anxiety, when we suffer unexplained fear or feelings of foreboding.

Mimulus is useful for known fears, such as a fear of heights, fear of spiders, fear of flying…

Cherry Plum helps overcome a fear of letting go or losing control.

Red Chestnut aids in healing fear for the well being of our loved ones e.g over protective parents, grandparents, friends..

Rock Rose helps overcome extreme fear, terror or fright e.g immediately after an accident or injury; it is one of the ingredients of Dr Bach Rescue Remedy.


All of the above flower essences help replace our fears with courage, confidence and inner strength.

“Healing with the clean, pure, beautiful agents of nature is surely the one method of all that appeals to most of us”

                                                                                 Dr Edward Bach 1936

If you want to learn more about Dr Edward Bach and his healing legacy, please visit www.bachcentre.com

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.




  1. Fascinating! I’ve never heard of this before, and popped over to the Bach Center. Really interesting stuff. Your mention of the fear of spiders reminded me of my good friend, Jayme, who is fearless in a million ways–but not when it comes to spiders! I’m forwarding your post to another friend who sells essential oils. As you mention, not many people know of this and I’m curious if she does. Thanks for the post!

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  2. I’m really enjoying going back and reacquainting myself with all of this. The essences I use daily are for natural bug control. My building is old and is visited by a pest control company each month. I hate the odor of the chemicals, so I keep peppermint, bay leaves, rosemary, sage and several other sweet smelling (to me) herbs out at all times. I hear my neighbors complain about the ongoing bug problems but I haven’t seen a bug in here since I moved into this apartment.
    My biggest regret is that I’m allergic to my favorite–lavender. Overuse a few years ago when I used it frequently for headaches and sleep. Like all else, too much of a good thing can create allergies, but why can’t I become allergic to something I don’t care that much about???? Sorry, no one can answer that one!

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  3. Thanks so much Brigid for taking the time to enlighten us!! I’m almost done working weekends and will finally have time to read your book…I have been so anxious to read it but have been so busy for so long! I think your book is quite ironic and exactly what I need right now!! xo

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