Dr Edward Bach Flower Essences
Dr Edward Bach Rescue Remedy is sold in chemists, pharmacies and health stores worldwide, endorsed by many for reducing stress and anxiety, aiding sleep…
Dr Edward Bach
Did you know that its creator – Dr Edward Bach died back in 1936?
He was a doctor ahead of his time, who intuited that the energy from flowers could be harnessed, to heal the emotions and in one of his remedies – to heal the the mind.
In turn, he felt that the body would heal itself.
Dr Bach created 38 different flower essences and one combination essence known as Rescue Remedy.
Rescue Remedy contains five different essences:
- Cherry Plum,
- Rock Rose,
- Star of Bethlehem.
The Single Flower Essences
The remaining single essences were subdivided, for healing of seven different types of issues:
- Insufficient interest in present circumstances,
- Over sensitivity to influences and ideas,
- Despondency and despair,
- Over care for the welfare of others.
The following five essences may aid in overcoming fear:
- Cherry Plum
- 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 can help replace our fears with courage, confidence and inner strength.
I cannot include all 38 individual essences in one post, but here are some of my personal favourites:
Dr Edward Bach described those who would benefit from his flower essence Agrimony as:
“The jovial, cheerful, humorous people who love peace and are distressed by argument or quarrel, to avoid which they will agree to give up much…
They hide their cares behind their humour and are considered very good friends to know”
Hiding our true feelings can lead to addictive behaviours such as overeating, overwork…
Agrimony can aid us in being more open about our true feelings, instead of hiding behind a mask.
I find some of the most gifted people lack confidence in their own abilities.
Dr Bach Flower Essence Larch is :
“For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.”
Larch flower essence will aid self confidence, and allow you to let your light shine.
“For those who have suffered much mentally or physically, and are so exhausted and weary that they have no more strength to make an effort. Daily life is hard work for them without pleasure.”
These are the words of Dr Edward Bach, describing those in need of Olive Bach Flower Essence.
Many people are feeling a sense of exhaustion during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Olive can help you to heal both physical and mental exhaustion, and embrace vitality.
Walnut is the Bach Flower Essence for easing the effects of change. It is also incredibly helpful for strengthening the aura.
I have been taking Walnut regularly during the past few months. I know that it has helped me greatly during this challenging time.
If you imagine a walnut with its strong outer shell, taking Walnut flower essence is a natural way of nurturing resilience.
How to Take the Remedies
You will find comprehensive instructions on taking Dr Edward Bach flower essences HERE
Dr Bach’s Books
If you want to learn more about Dr Bach’s wonderful legacy , he wrote two books – “Heal Thyself” first published in 1931, and “The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies” first published in 1933.
The Bach Centre
Mount Vernon, Dr Edward Bach’s former home and workplace is now home to http://www.bachcentre.com, where you will find:
- A guide to the remedies,
- How to choose remedies,
- Dosage details,
- Practitioner information,
- Answers to FAQs…
They also have a list of registered flower essence practitioners who will help you select the best remedies for your individual needs.
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.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk
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