The 38 Flower Essences for Emotional Support
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.