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The 38 Flower Essences for Emotional Support
Dr. BG Love, DD., Ph.D
Lovology Research Project
The 38 Flower Essence Healers
by Dr. Edward Bach (Creator and Founder)
Graduate: Certificate of Award; Flower Essence Practitioner Course.
Herbal Healer Academy. Dec. 24, 1997
1. AGRIMONY: For treating patients suffering inner torture, which they try to dissemble behind a facade of cheerfulness. Often used as a remedy for alcoholism.
2. ASPEN: For treating apprehension – a sense of dread without knowing why; unexplainable anxiety; presentiments; anxiety for no known reason.
3. BEECH: For a patient who is critical and intolerant of others; arrogant.
4. CENTAURY: For treating weakness of will; patients who let themselves be exploited or imposed upon; subservience; difficulty in saying “no”; doormat syndrome.
5. CERATO: For treating those who doubt their own judgment and intuition, and seek the advice of others; easily influenced and impressionable.
6. CHERRY PLUM: For treating a patient suffering from uncontrolled, irrational thoughts; fear of losing control and doing something terrible; fear of “going crazy”; uncontrolled bursts of temper; impulsive; suicidal.
7. CHESTNUT BUD: Treats refusal to learn by experience; continually repeating the same mistakes.
8. CHICORY: Treats the possessive patient who demands respect or attention (selfishness), likes others to conform to their standards; martyr syndrome; patient who interferes and manipulates.
9. CLEMATIS: Treats patient who is indifferent, inattentive, daydreaming, absent-minded, escapist from reality.
10. CRAB APPLE: “The Cleanser Flower” treats patients who feel unclean or ashamed of ailments; those who suffer from self-disgust / -hatred; house pride.
11. ELM: Treats the patient who is temporarily overcome by inadequacy or responsibility, though normally quite capable.
12. GENTIAN: Treats despondence; patients who are easily discouraged and rejected; skeptical, pessimistic; depression, where the cause is known.
13. GORSE: Treats the patient who is desperate, without hope; “Oh, what’s the use?”; defeatist.
14. HEATHER:Treats patients who are obsessed with their own troubles and experiences; talkative bores; poor listeners.
15. HOLLY: Treats patients who are jealous, envious, vengeful, or suspicious.
16. HONEYSUCKLE: For nostalgic patients who dwell in the past; homesickness.
17. HORNBEAM: Treats the “Monday morning blues” but once started, task usually fulfilled; mental fatigue; procrastination.
18. IMPATIENS: Treats impatience, irritability, patients who behave in a melodramatic manner.
19. LARCH: Treats despondency due to lack of self-confidence; expects failure, so fails to make the attempt; has the ability, yet feels inferior.
20. MIMULUS: Treats fear of known things, fear of the world; shyness, timidity, bashfulness.
21. MUSTARD: Treats “dark cloud” of depression that descends for no known reason and which can lift just as suddenly, making patient downcast, saddened, and low.
22. OAK: Treats brave, determined types who struggle on in illness and against adversity despite setbacks; plodders, never resting.
23. OLIVE: Treats those drained of energy, for whom every task is an effort; the physically fatigued.
24. PINE: Treats feelings of guilt; self-blame for the mistakes of others; feelings of unworthiness.
25. RED CHESTNUT: Treats excessive care for, and concern for, others, especially those held dear.
26. ROCK ROSE:Treats patients who are alarmed, panicky, full of trepidation.
27. ROCK WATER: Treats patients who are hard on themselves, often overworked, rigid, self-denying; ascetic.
28. SCLERANTHUS: Treats uncertainty, indecision, vacillation; fluctuating moods.
29. STAR OF BETHLEHEM: Treats all the effects of serious news, or fright following an accident, etc.; release from trauma, no matter how long ago it took place.
30. SWEET CHESTNUT: Treats absolute dejection; the feeling that one has reached the limits of what one can stand.
31. VERVAIN: Treats over-enthusiasm, over-effort, straining; for patients who are fanatical, high-strung, incensed, or inordinately frustrated by injustices.
32. VINE: Treats patients who are dominating, inflexible, ambitious, tyrannical, or autocratic; arrogant pride; those considered good leaders.
33. WALNUT: Protection remedy against powerful influences, helps adjustment to transition or change, e.g., puberty, menopause, divorce, new surroundings. In contrast to CENTAURY, the patient knows what s/he wants, but is easily influenced by other people to do otherwise.
34. WATER VIOLET: Treats patients who are proud, reserved, sedate types, occasionally superior, in whom there is little emotional involvement, but who are reliable and dependable.
35. WHITE CHESTNUT: Treats persistent unwanted thoughts, preoccupation with some worry or episode, mental arguments, constant inner dialog.
36. WILD OAT: Helps determine patient?s intended path in life.
37. WILD ROSE: Treats resignation, apathy, patients who are drifters who accept their lot, making little or no effort toward improvement; those who lack ambition.
38. WILLOW: Treats patients who experience resentment and bitterness, who have an “it?s not fair” and “poor me” attitude.