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Bach Flower Remedies


"Just as God in His mercy has given us food to eat, so has He placed amongst the herbs of the fields beautiful plants to heal us when we are sick. These are there to extend a helping hand to man in those dark hours of forgetfulness when he loses sight of his Divinity, and allows the cloud of fear or pain to obscure his vision."

Dr. Edward Bach.



The beautiful plants Dr. Bach is referring to are his 38 flower remedies - gentle, subtle yet far-reaching remedies that are safe to use for all, from babies to adults, even animals.

Between the years of 1930 and 1936, Dr. Edward Bach, discovered and perfected a system of herbal medicine which is unique in medical history. This system was the culmination of a lifetime of inspired research, which gave the medical profession a great many new and revolutionary discoveries.

Dr. Bach believed that the basic cause of all disease was an emotional disharmony resulting from conflict within the personality. The 38 remedies which he discovered, were for the treatment of this disharmony, and each remedy was specific for a particular emotional condition, such as fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness, etc. The remedies were prepared mainly from natural wildflowers, using fresh water and the power of the sun to produce an essence, which was taken internally by the patient.

Dr. Bach died in 1936, immediately after completing his system. His followers have carried on the work he started, and the 38 remedies, known as the "Bach Flower Remedies", still prepared by the same natural method, are available in Australia today.

Dr. Edward Bach found, by experience, that most human disease had their basis in disharmony between the spiritual and mental aspects of a human being.

This disharmony - to be found wherever conflicting moods produced unhappiness, mental torture, fear or lassitude and resignation - lowered the body' vitality and allowed disease to be present. For this reason the remedies he prepared were for the treatment of the mood and temperament of the patient, not for his physical illness; so that each patient, becoming more himself, could increase his or her own vitality and so draw from an inward strength and an inward peace the means to restore health.

The most recognised of all Bach Flower Remedies is the "multi-useful" Rescue Remedy. Below, you will see what Dr. Bach himself said about his Rescue Remedy. The Rescue Remedy is a combination of 5 remedies. The five remedies are:

Rock Rose: for terror, extreme fear, panic, either in the patient or in those around.

Star of Bethlehem: for the after-effects of shock, mental or physical.

Clematis: for unconsciousness, coma, fainting, giddiness, all of which indicate a temporary lack of interest in the present.

Cherry Plum: for the fear of the mind giving way, of insanity, brain-storms, hysterical conditions, suicidal tendencies.

Impatiens: for the extreme mental tension and irritability resulting in muscular tension and, hence pain.


Dr Bach's description Of Rescue Remedy.

The rescue remedy. The remedy of emergency for cases where there even appears no hope. In accident or sudden illness, or when the patient is very frightened or terrified or if the condition is serious enough to cause great fear to those around. If the patient is not conscious the lips may be moistened with the remedy. Other remedies in addition may also be required, as, for example, if there is unconsciousness, which is a deep, sleepy state, Clematis; if there is torture, Agrimony, and so on.



For more, in depth information and a full explanation of the role of the Bach Flower Remedies in healing, and how to choose and use them, make sure you go to and click on the link below. It will open your eyes to the wonderful Remedies that Dr. Edward Bach had struggled to bring to us.


Bach Flower Remedies.