In 1930 Dr. Edward Bach believed that disease was caused by disharmony in one's state of mind. It seems that there really does exist a strong connection between what the mind thinks and how the body responds. Dr. Bach developed an entire homeopathic healing system, directed at the emotional outlook of a person, using flower essences as his remedies. A simple questionaire allows a person to determine which remedy to take in order to restore peace of mind and thus allow the body to heal.
Agrimony: for concealing your misery behind a happy smile, giving in to avoid conflict.
Aspen: when you feel apprehensive and uneasyand fear that something bad is about to happen.
Beech: for when you feel overly critical and intolerant of others.
Centaury: for those who feel shy and feel the need to put others first.
Cerato: for when you procrastinate and mistrust your own wisdom.
Cherry Plum: for when you feel irrationally angry or violent.
Chestnut Bud: for when you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over
Chicory: for when you feel needy and unloved
Clematis: for when you are spacey and unable to concentrate
Crab Apple: for those obsessed with cleanliness and small imperfections
Elm: for when you are overwhelmed and exhausted by your every day commitments
Gentian: for when you feel easily disheartened and pessimistic
Gorse: for when you feel hopeless and unable to change the things that make you unhappy
Heather: for when you feel totally self absorbed and yet are unable to be alone
Holly: for when you feel jealous, angry and mistrusting of others
Honeysuckle: for when you feel nostalgic and sad
Hornbeam: for when you are overworked, tired and fed-up
Impatiens: for when you feel impatient, irritable and anxious
Larch: for when you lack confidence and feel afraid of failure
Mimulus: for fear of the unknown and too scared to do anything about it
Mustard: for deep, irrational gloom and inexplained depression
Oak: for when you feel dutiful and repsonsible despite the obstacles
Olive: for physical and mental exhaustion and lack zest for life
Pine: for when you feel guilty for everyone elses wrong doings and dissatisfied with your own achievements
Red Chestnut: for when you feel overly worried and concerned for the welfare of others
Rock Rose: for nterror, panic and sacry nightmares
Rock water: for when you are rigid, and compulsive, striving too much for perfection
Scleranthus: for sudden mood changes, nervousness and indecision
Star of bethlehem: for when you have suffered tremendous shock and trauma
Sweet Chestnut: for extreme mental anguish and fear that the future holds nothing
Vervain: for when you feel high strung and opinionated
Vine: when you are domineering and inflexible
Walnut: for very big changes in your life or the time when youneed to cut ties that are no longer good for you
Water Violet: when you seem aloof, withdrawn and sad
White Chestnut: for when you seem to be reliving unhappy moments, restless from the memory of bad thoughts
Wild Oat: for when you are totally uncertain and disatisfied with your life
Wild Rose: for when you feel apathetic and lacking in motivation to improve your life
Willow: for when you feel bitter, resentful and that like is unfair
Bach Flower remedies may be added to a glass of spring water, 2 drops each of up to 6 essences and sipped throughout the day. My all time stand by is a combination of all the remedies that deal with shock and trauma and is called Rescu Remedy. I give it to my children, friends and the dog whenever they suffer from any kind of mental or physical trauma. In babies you can see an instant change in mood from deep tears to calm.