The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

- Célia Jeandel

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Definition of Bach Flowers

What are Bach Flowers? What are they for ?

The original Bach Flowers constitute a symbiotic and natural healing method discovered by Dr Bach in England in the 20th century . They gently restore balance between body and mind by chasing away negative emotions that interfere with the balance of the being as a whole.

For Dr. Edward Bach, mental illnesses are the basis of physical dysfunctions. Wishing to develop a gentle method rather than relying on chemistry, during 7 years of research and experimentation he developed 38 unique floral elixirs, corresponding to the 38 negative emotional states of thought . These emotional states are described one by one in the section The Twelve Healers of Dr. Bach's work entitled Healing with Flowers (or Heal Yourself) .

Unlike so -called traditional alternative medicines such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy or even homeopathy, which more particularly manage physical ailments; Bach flowers target and act on the mind . Bach's floral elixir complexes combine several natural plant extracts corresponding to negative emotional states, including fear, stress, uncertainty, sensitivity, doubt, sadness, loneliness, lack of energy. interest, exacerbated altruism or even discouragement.

Youtube Video - Iréne Landrau Psychosomatic Analyst “ The Bach Flowers

Each Bach flower has its own power and properties . Bach Flowers therefore make it possible, for example, to increase self-confidence, to support depression, to combat the negative effects of menopause, to encourage letting go, to stimulate one's libido, to manage one's anger, to improve sleep and concentration or even act as an anti-stress.

Bach Flowers allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that their body is free to heal itself.

Bach flowers, unless otherwise advised by the doctor or declared allergies, are safe for the whole family and are also used to treat pets , dogs and cats, but also horses and many other domestic animals.

The protocol for making Bach Flowers from Dr Bach consists of picking certain wild flowers. Among these 38 Bach flowers we find: mimulus, walnut, olive, aspen, star of bethlehem, white chesnut and many others. After picking, these flowers are immersed in lightly mineralized spring water and will macerate naturally under the sun's rays. These solar macerations will then be diluted in grape-based brandy, Whiskey (original recipe by Dr Bach) or in Organic Cognac, to preserve the active ingredients. We then speak of Bach flower elixir.

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr. Bach is directed toward a particular characteristic or emotional state. It is possible to make a link between flower remedies and minerals, each retaining their own specificities, a similar objective can be found.

bach flowers healing elixirs 10ml bottles

List of Bach Flowers

Here is the list of the 38 Bach flowers. In reality 37 are actually flowers, elixir number 27 being rock water.

You will find their name in English and French, annotations by Doctor Bach to illustrate their properties and their mineral equivalent. As a bonus, discover the famous composition of Elixir Rescue.

Elixir n°1: Bach Flower Agrimony / Agrimony

"For jovial, cheerful, humorous, peace-loving people who are distressed by arguments or quarrels, and to avoid them take a lot upon themselves. Although they usually have problems and are tormented and restless and worried in mind or body, they hide their worries behind their humor and are considered very good friends to know. They often take alcohol or drugs in excess, to stimulate them and help themselves cope their trials with cheerfulness."

Dr Edward Bach

To appear carefree and humorous in order to mask anxiety and unhappiness.

Associated mineral : Speckled Obsidian

Bach Flowers Agrimony

Elixir n°2: Bach Flower Aspen / Aspen

"For those who experience vague, unknown fears for which no explanation, no reason can be given. It is a terror that something horrible will happen, even if one does not know exactly what. These vague, inexplicable fears can haunt the night or the day. Victims are often afraid to tell others about their problems."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have apprehensions, unknown fears. Soothes, promotes the disappearance of obsessive thoughts .

Associated mineral : Fossil wood

Aspen leaf Bach flower remedy

Elixir n°3: Bach Flower Beech / Beech

"For those who feel the need to see more good and beauty in everything around them. And, although many things seem wrong, have the ability to see the good growing inside oneself. In order to to be more tolerant, forgiving, and understanding of how each individual and thing works toward its own perfection.”

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a critical, intolerant attitude. Helps with tolerance, kindness.

Associated mineral : Turquoise

Bach flowers beech

Elixir n°4: Bach Flower Centaury / Centaurea

"For kind, calm, gentle people who are too anxious to serve others. They overload their strength in their efforts. Their desire grows so much on them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their share of the job and, in doing so, they may neglect their own special mission in life."

Dr Edward Bach

For the timid, who don't dare and let themselves be dominated. Improves self-assertion.

Associated mineral : Carnelian

Centaury remedy for Bach flowers

Elixir n°5: Bach Flower Cerato / Plumbago

“For those who do not have the confidence to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others and are often misguided.”

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are very impressionable. Promotes self-confidence, asserting one's opinions.

Associated mineral : Almandine garnet

Bach Flowers Plumbago

Elixir n°6: Bach Flower Cherry Plum / Prunus

"For those who have the fear of being overworked and have reasons that give them to do things that are frightening and dreaded, unwanted and unfamiliar, but have the thought and impulse to do them."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are afraid of losing control of themselves, of doing horrible things. Helps to restore inner calm.

Associated mineral : Chalcedony

Bach flowers Prunus

Elixir n°7: Bach Flower Chestnut Bud / Chestnut Bud

"For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, and who take longer than others to learn the lessons of daily life. While a single experience would be enough for some, these people find it necessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learned. Consequently, to their great regret, they find themselves having to make the same mistake on different occasions, when once would have been enough, or the observation of others could have spared them even this single fault."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who repeat the same mistakes. Promotes attention, vigilance.

Associated mineral : Lapis-Lazuli

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°8: Bach Flower Chicory / Chicory

"For those who are very attentive to the needs of others tend to be overburdened with caring for children, parents, friends, always finding something that should be fixed. They continually correct what they consider wrong, and they love doing it. They want those they care for to be near them."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a greedy, selfish, possessive attitude. Promotes generous behavior.

Associated mineral : Amazonite

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°9: Bach Flower Clematis / Clematis

"For those who are dreamy, sleepy, not fully awake, without much interest in life. Quiet people, not really happy in their current situation, living more in the future than in the present; living in the hope of a happier times when their ideals could be realized.In illness, some make little or no effort to recover, and in some cases they may even look forward to death, in the hope of a better time; or perhaps, meeting again a loved one they lost.”

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are absent, dreamers, distracted, in the moonlight. Helps with attention and concentration.

Associated mineral : Smoky Quartz

Clematis Bach Flower Remedy

Elixir n°10: Bach flower Crab Apple / Wild apple tree

"It is the remedy of purification. For those who feel like they have something not quite clean within them. Often it is something seemingly unimportant, in others , there may be a more serious illness that is almost ignored compared to the one thing they are focused on. In either case, they are anxious to be free from the one particular thing that is biggest on their mind and which seems to them so essential that it should be cured. They become discouraged if the treatment fails. Being a cleanser, this remedy purifies the wounds if the patient has reason to believe that a poison has entered which must be removed."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who don't feel clean, soiled, or who quickly become disgusted. Helps put parasitic thoughts into perspective.

Associated mineral : Dumortierite

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°11: Bach Flower Elm / Elm

"For those who are doing good work, following their life's calling and hoping to do something important, often for the good of humanity. Sometimes there may be periods of depression where they feel that the task they have undertaken is too difficult, and beyond the power of a human being.”

Dr Edward Bach

For those who feel like they are suddenly overwhelmed. Allows you to regain self-confidence.

Associated mineral : Hematite

Bach Elm flower remedy

Elixir n°12: Gentian Bach Flower / Gentian

"For those who are easily discouraged. They may be making good progress in illness or in the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance to progress puts them in doubt and quickly throws them off balance."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have an attitude of doubt, pessimism, discouragement. Promotes the return of optimism.

Associated mineral : Cordierite

Gentian Bach Flowers

Elixir n°13: Bach Gorse Flower / Gorse

"In great despair, they have given up believing that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others, they may try different treatments, while assuring those around them that there is so little 'hope of relief.'

Dr Edward Bach

For those with a resigned attitude. Helps return positive behavior.

Associated mineral : Amber

Bach Flowers Gorse

Elixir n°14: Bach Flower Heather / Heather

"For those who are always seeking the company of someone who may be available, because they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others, no matter who it is. They are very unhappy if they have to be alone for a while."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are too focused on themselves, egocentric. Helps to develop interest and listening to others.

Associated mineral : Moldavite

Bach Heather Fluers

Elixir n°15: Bach Flower Holly / Holly

"For those who are sometimes attacked by thoughts such as jealousy, envy, revenge, suspicion. For the different forms of vexation. In themselves they can suffer a lot, often when there is no real cause of their misfortune."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a touchy, jealous, envious attitude. Helps with understanding and forgiveness.

Associated mineral : Watermelon tourmaline

Bach Holly Flower Remedy

Elixir n°16: Bach Flower Honeysuckle / Honeysuckle

"For those who live much in the past, perhaps a time of great happiness, or memories of a lost friend, or ambitions that were not fulfilled. They do not expect other joys like the ones they had."

Dr Edward Bach

For those nostalgic for the past. Helps you act in the present.

Associated mineral: Spessartite garnet

Bach Flowers Honeysuckle

Elixir n°17: Bach Flower Hornbeam / Charm

"For those who feel that they do not have enough strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life imposed on them; everyday affairs seem too difficult for them to accomplish, although they succeed generally to accomplish their task. For those who believe that some part, mind or body, needs to be strengthened before it can easily accomplish its work."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who drag their feet, seem to lack momentum. Helps to strengthen and firm up.

Associated mineral : Ruby or Red Corundum

Bach flowers Hornbeam

Elixir No. 18: Bach Flower Impatiens / Impatiente

"For those who are quick in thought and action and want all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When they are ill, they are eager to get well. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow because they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will strive to make these people faster anyway. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything on their own pace."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are irascible, nervous. Helps with indulgence, sympathy.

Associated mineral : Aventurine

Bach flower remedy Impatiens

Elixir n°19: Bach Flower Larch / Larch

"For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never succeed, and who therefore do not dare or do not make a strong enough attempt to succeed.

Dr Edward Bach

For those who feel diminished, incapable in comparison to others, who develop or nourish an inferiority complex. Promotes self-confidence.

Associated mineral : Imperial Topaz

Bach Flowers Larch

Elixir n°20: Bach Flower Mimulus / Mimule

"Fear of the things of the world, of illness, of pain, of accidents, of poverty, of the dark, of loneliness, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people carry their terror quietly and secretly; they do not 'don't talk about it freely to others.'

Dr Edward Bach

For those who fear spiders, elevators, are afraid of the dark... Promotes the courage to face small daily fears.

Associated mineral : Ruby on kyanite

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°21: Fleur de Bah Mustard / Mustard

"For those who are prone to periods of sadness or even despair, as if a cold, dark cloud is overshadowing them and hiding the light and joy of life. It may not be possible to give a reason or an explanation for such attacks. Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy or cheerful."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who experience sadness for no specific reason. Allows you to put things into perspective and rediscover the pleasure.

Associated mineral : Fire opal

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°22: Bach Flower Oak / Oak

"For those who are struggling and fighting hard to get well, or in connection with the affairs of their daily lives. They will continue to try one thing after another, even though their case may seem hopeless. They will continue to fight. They are unhappy with themselves if illness interferes with their duties or helping others. They are courageous people, struggling against great difficulties, without losing hope of the effort."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are in a permanent activity and have difficulty dropping out. Invites calm, letting go.

Associated mineral : Emerald

The 38 Flowers of Doctor Bach to free yourself from emotional burdens

Elixir n°23: Bach Flower Olive / Olivier

"For those who have suffered a lot mentally or physically and who are so exhausted and tired that they feel that they no longer have the strength to make any effort. Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who experience weariness. Helps to regain physical and mental freshness.

Associated mineral : Red jasper

Bach flowers Olive flowers

Elixir n°24: Bach Flower Pine / Pine

"For those who blame themselves. Even when they succeed, they think they could have done better and are never satisfied with the decisions they make. Would this remedy help me stop blaming myself for everything ?”

Dr Edward Bach

For those who blame themselves, make themselves responsible for everything. Helps to free oneself from the burden of guilt.

Associated mineral : Chiastolite

Bach Flowers Pine

Elixir n°25: Bach flower Red chestnut / Red chestnut

"For those who have difficulty not worrying about others. Often, they have stopped worrying about themselves,..."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are anxious, worried about others. Helps with mental peace.

Associated mineral : Green Opal

Bach Flowers Red Chestnut

Elixir n°26: Bach Flower Roke Rose / Helianthema

"The emergency remedy for cases where there is not even hope. In case of accident, serious or sudden illness, or when the patient is very frightened or terrified, or if the conditions are serious enough to cause great fear to those around him. If the patient is not conscious, the lips may be moistened with the remedy."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have strong fears, panics, terrors. Soothes, promotes the courage to confront.

Associated mineral : Blue Apatite

Bach flowers Roke Rose or helianthemum

Elixir n°27: Bach Rock Water / Rock water

"For those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider that it might interfere with their work. They are badass masters to themselves. They wish to be healthy, strong and active, and will do whatever they believe will keep them that way. They hope to be examples that will please others who can then follow their ideas and improve themselves accordingly."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a rigid, strict attitude. Promotes more flexible, more nuanced behavior.

Associated mineral : Rose Quartz

Elixir n°28: Bach Flower Scleranthus / Gnavelle

"For those who suffer greatly from being unable to choose between two things, one seeming right and then the other. They are generally quiet people, and they bear their difficulty alone, because they are not inclined to discuss it with others."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are indecisive, changeable moods. Helps with balance and resolution.

Associated mineral : Aegirine

Elixir n°29: Bach Flower Star of Bethlehem / Lady-of-eleven-hour

"For those who are in great distress under conditions which, for a time, produce great unhappiness. The shock of serious news, the loss of a loved one, the fear following an accident, etc. For those who for a time refuse to be comforted, this remedy brings comfort."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have had emotional upheaval, shock, grief. Helps with comfort, consolation of sorrows.

Associated mineral : Rhodonite

Elixir n°30: Bach flower Sweet chestnut / Chestnut

"For those moments that happen to some people when the anguish is so great that it seems unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it has carried itself to the extreme limit of its endurance, and he must now give way. When it seems there is nothing left but destruction and annihilation to face."

Dr Edward Bach

For those with a hopeless attitude. Promotes dynamic behavior.

Associated mineral : Sugilite

Elixir No. 31: Bach Flower Vervain / Verbena

"For those who have well-established principles and ideas, who are convinced that they are right and who very rarely change. They have a great desire to convert all around them to their own conception of life .They are strong-willed and have great courage when they are convinced of the things they want to teach. In illness they struggle long after many would have given up their duties."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are stressed, fervent, willful, insistent. Takes you back to peace and quiet.

Associated mineral : Rhodochrosite

Elixir n°32: Bach Flower Vine / Vine

"For highly competent people, confident in their own abilities, confident of their success. Being thus assured, they think it would be in the interests of others if they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do , or as they are sure it is good. Even in case of illness, they will direct their assistants. They can be of great value in an emergency."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a directive, commanding, authoritarian attitude. Committed to flexibility and dialogue.

Associated mineral : Jadeite

Elixir n°33: Bach Flower Walnut / Walnut

"For those who have well-defined ideals and ambitions in life and who realize them, but who, on rare occasions, are tempted to stray from their own ideas, goals and works through the enthusiasm of convictions or strong opinions of others. The remedy gives constancy and protection against external influences."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are sensitive and vulnerable. Helps to strengthen the will and protect your inner space.

Associated mineral : Labradorite

Elixir n°34: Bach Flower Water Violet / Hottonia of the marshes

"For those who, in health or illness, like to be alone. Very calm people, who move quietly, they are distant, leave people alone and go their own way. Often intelligent and talented. Their peace and calm are a blessing to those around them."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who have a proud, distant attitude. Allows you to be more accessible.

Associated mineral : Amethyst

Elixir n°35: White Chestnut Bach Flower / White Chestnut

"For those who can only prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments that they do not want from entering their minds. Usually at times when the interest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full. Worrying thoughts which still linger, or which, if thrown away for a while, will return. They seem to go round in circles and cause mental torture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives away peace and prevents one from think only about the work or pleasure of the day."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are irresolute, who go around in circles mentally. Helps with mental calm.

Associated mineral : Sodalite

Elixir n°36: Wild Oat Bach Flower / Wild Oat

"Those who have the ambition to do something important in life, who want to have a lot of experience, and take advantage of everything that is possible, to take life to the fullest. Their difficulty is to determine which profession follow, because although their ambitions are strong, they do not have a vocation that attracts them more than all others. This can cause delays and dissatisfaction."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are dissatisfied and have too many goals. Promotes the choice of means and its goal.

Associated mineral : Yellow Scapolite

Elixir n°37: Bach Flower Wild Rose / Rosehip

"For those who, without sufficient apparent reason, resign themselves to everything that happens, and slide through life, taking it as it is, without any effort to improve things and find joy. They have surrendered to the struggle life without complaint."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who live without pleasure, without interest. Helps revive interest in simple things.

Associated mineral : Sunstone

Elixir n°38: Bach Flower Willow / Willow

"For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and who find it difficult to accept them, without complaint or resentment, because they judge life very much by the success it brings. They feel that they do not have deserved such a great trial as to be unjust, and they become embittered. They are often less interested and less active in the things of life which they formerly enjoyed."

Dr Edward Bach

For those who are bitter, embittered, resentful. Helps with acceptance and forgiveness.

Associated mineral : Heliodor

Elixir Rescue: Complex of 5 flowers

Considered a 39th floral elixir and developed by the Doctor, "rescue" (understand "emergency remedy" in French) is in fact a floral composition of 5 different Bach Flowers. Rescue would be recommended in particular to manage panic attacks, fear or anxiety.

Composition :

• Clematis (Clematis)
• Cherry Plum (Plum, Prunus)
• Impatiens (Impatience),
• Rock Rose (Helianthemum)
• Star of Bethlehem (eleven o'clock lady)

Bach flower rescue, like all Bach flowers, is sold in a 10ml bottle or spray. You will easily find most of your Bach Flowers in pharmacies and para-pharmacies near you.

Recommendations and dosage

The dosage of Bach flowers is important : for the choice of your floral elixirs and for the dosages we recommend the opinion and advice of a homeopath, phytotherapist, naturopath, or at least an initiate.

Youtube video - Méditenfleurs “ Dosage of Bach Flowers

Although today considered food supplements and not medicines, many people leave reviews about the surprisingly positive effects after taking Bach flowers.

As seen previously, each Bach flower has its counterpart in lithotherapy (mineral elixirs can be prepared). You can therefore combine your Bach flower with the corresponding mineral stone mounted as a bracelet.

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  • Merci pour cet article très enrichissant et complet sur les fleurs de Bach. Elles sont un allié précieux dans mon quotidien. Je recommande à tous l’utilisation de fleurs de Bach, et grâce à cet article très riche d’informations cela permet de mieux cibler les fleurs dont on peut avoir besoin.

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  • Super article !
    J’adore les Fleurs de Bach également, elles nous soignent profondément et nous aident subtilement !
    Les écrits du Dr Bach sont aussi super enrichissants:
    ” Tout ce que nous avons à faire, c’est préserver notre identité, vivre notre propre vie, être le capitaine de notre propre bateau, et tout ira bien. ”
    Merci pour cet article 🙂 !

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  • Bonjour à toute l’équipe,Comment se procurer l’ensemble des 38 fleurs en flacons pour usage personnel ? merci pour votre précieuse aide.

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