Bach Flower Remedy -Anxiety, Stress, Weight Mangement

Bach Flower Remedies.

There are many natural remedies for various emotional states but one I highly recommend to clients is the Bach Flower Remedy.


Bach Remedies have been around for over 80 years and were designed by Dr. Bach himself.   They are made up of a combination of 38 flowers and the original Bach Flower remedies are harvested and processed from flowers growing in the same fields in England where Dr. Edward Bach discovered them.

Helping manage the emotional demands of everyday life. Each of the natural plant and flower based remedies aids a specific emotion, while personal combinations can be tailored to meet more acute needs if necessary.

Being a natural product it is nonaddictive and non-habit forming, but do Back flower remedies really work and how do you use them?

I was introduced to Rescue Remedy when my father died.  It was so overwhelmed with grief, my sister in law gave me some drops of rescue remedy and I must say it did calm me down. It is one of my favorite products from the   It comes in creams, sprays, and drops.


Rescue Remedy is a combination of five of the original Bach Flower Remedies which are especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations, such as, stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kinds of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The Remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so that we calmly can deal with any situation, working with our energy and emotional state.

Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone.  We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Has the ability to help us recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong.

Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life.  Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.

There are much more which I am not listing as there are 38 flower remedies in total.  All of them have great healing properties.

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You can use Bach Remedies for pets, dogs, horses.  My daughter’s dog gets very nervous with lots of traffic so she puts some drops into her drinking bowl to help her keep calm.

Using flower remedies for children with anxiety, stress, lack of confidence and a multitude of other emotions is a very natural way to aid them.  Non-habit forming!!  Great way for them to be empowered regarding their emotions and when to recognize what is happening to them.

How do you take them

When you look at the 38 different remedies you might think you have to take all of them.  You don’t….You only take the remedy for the emotion you are going through at the time.  IF you are feeling two different emotions at the same time you can mix two of the remedies together and take that.   You can either put the drops in your water and drink throughout the day or you can take 2 or 3 drops directly into your mouth for a more immediate result.  Always check with your medical practitioner before embarking on anything new especially if you are already taking medication.

I have been using the remedies myself and family and recommending them to my clients for at least 20 years when my granddaughter was 9 months old and had her first convulsion we took her to a specialist dealing in holistic care.   She made up a mixture of flower remedies which my granddaughter took for about 2 weeks and now at 14 years of age has not had another convulsion.  We always have the bach remedy in our house ready for any stressful situation.

This is one of my highly recommended products which I would never be without. Worth looking into whatever your situation.

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  1. Reply

    How interesting!

    I never heard of Bach Flower Remedies; it’s really quite fascinating to think how the earth really provides us with everything we need t0 sustain life.

    With 20 years of personal experience, you would definitely be someone I would listen to. Thanks for sharing this information, Helen.

    • Reply

      Yes nature and plants are all grown for a reason and they all have some role to play, we have just forgotton how to use them Hopefully bringing awareness will bring us back full circle to how we used to heal ourselves before, naturally.

    • Reply

      You are welcome. They are very good and easy to use, they are mainly for emotions and it is our emotions that cause us to have pain which then leads to disease.

  2. Reply

    I think most of us can benefit from this. I can’t believe with just a product, people will be calmed right away.

    • helenvella


      It does help very well. I remember at my Dad’s funeral the whole family was taking it.

    • helenvella


      It is very good been around over 70 years and tried and tested. I always have rescue remedy with me.

    • helenvella


      Bach Remedies have been around for so many years and still there are many never heard of them. They are very effective.

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    Wow I’ve never heard of these kinds of products before! But I’m undoubtedly intrigued now…going to do some googling and check out some of the options that you’ve listed in the post 🙂 Perhaps I’ll be able to use some myself!

    • helenvella


      Carry Rescue Remedy with you all the time and your stress levels will decrease.

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    I really love this Bach Flower Remedies. I used it before my interview cos that’s what the time when I experience the anxiety the most and it really works. Love these products as natural and it works.

    • helenvella


      They are truly wonderful and yes great for anxiety. Hope your interview went well.

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    I’d never heard of batch flower remedies before. This sounds like something I could use from time-to-time, and nice that it can also be used on pets (I have a dog that hates thunderstorms and I hate giving her drugs). Thanks for sharing!

    • helenvella


      You dog will benefit for sure, you can see on my post about the pet remedies, if you get those your dog will be so much better. No drugs.

  6. Andrea Broom


    I’ve been a fan of bach flowers for sometime now. they truly help, i even give them to my cat when traveling.

    • helenvella


      Yes I always have rescue remedy with me when I travel also. Great for pets, so glad you gave it to your cat instead of chemical drugs.

    • helenvella


      Glad I was able to help, these flower remedies are so good and as I said I have been using them myself for years.

  7. Leticia


    Aw this was so good to read, I use to rely on these a lot when feeling worried or anxious so glad others use them ☺️

    • helenvella


      Very effective remedies to use and Dr Bach remedies have been around for over 70 years and are still made from the flowers.

    • helenvella


      Thank you these are so easy to use and keep in your medicine chest ready for when you need them especially rescue remedy should be in everyone’s first aid kit.

    • helenvella


      They have been around over 70 years and I have been using them for over 35 years, most natural remedies have been around a very long time 🙂

  8. Lia


    Bach flowers are really interesting. I remember giving them to my cat. She was an anxious cat and she was really aggressive and after I gave the Bach flowers to her the aggressiveness toned down a little. I find them useful and helpful!

    • helenvella


      That is great I love to hear stories where the remedies have worked successfully, thank you for sharing.

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    I use Rescue Remedy all the time but didn’t realise there were loads of others in the range to cover a whole multitude of symptoms. I should check them out and maybe use ones that are specific to the way I’m feeling rather than just rescue remedy all the time!

    • helenvella


      Yes there are 38 remedies for all types of emotions that you may be going through. It is very beneficial to have rescue remedy also if you do not have the others however.

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    Hi Helen,

    This is interesting. I confess I’d not heard of this kind of thing before. I can see where different remedies at different times might be helpful to me.

    However, for the sake of a complete beginner, I’m glad you clarified that, “When you look at the 38 different remedies you might think you have to take all of them. You don’t.”

    Can you imagine!? I bet stranger things have happened.

    Wishing you all the best.


    • Reply

      Thanks for your comments, you are right Kevin there are a lot of people that read and research but do not work things out for themselves before diving into remedies. I always say know your body and do what your body tells you to do.

  11. Reply

    Hi Helen,

    I found this article very interesting. All though I have some experience in the “natural remedy” world this was new to me. It seem like a great product that I need to take a closer look at,

    Thank you,

  12. Rachel


    I’m a bit skeptical about this, frankly. I’ve heard of flower remedies before and I have faith in certain flower remedies, but the way you put it seemed a bit too……magical.

    Take an example the Impatiens. You said that they can alleviate impatient attitudes and lower stress. However, HOW do they do so? Which hormones do they play with? What molecules are inside this product that has such an effect?

    Again, the Star of Bethlehem as an example. How does it ‘teach’ someone to recover from trauma? I can understand if a product is able to reduce the effects of trauma through meddling with the body’s hormones, but honestly, consuming a product teaches a person to recover from trauma? I can’t take that in.

    Perhaps you’ll like to get more on the scientific aspect, like the vitamins and nutrients the products contain and how they affect our body system to improve our overall well-being?

    • Helen Vella


      Always good to be skeptical about things, education is key. Flower remedies work on an energy level. Each of the 38 Dr. Bach’s flower essences works to rebalance and heal a specific emotional state. Working alone or in combination with other essences, they bring your personal energy into harmony – creating emotional well-being and freeing you from such negative states as jealousy, self-doubt, fear, and despair. The word ‘teach’ perhaps in context that was the wrong word but what I meant was Dr Bach teaches. I will amend the post to reflect this, thank you so much for pointing this out.

  13. Carolyn


    Hi Helen,
    These products seem interesting! I would love to read more. What flowers and other ingredients are in those you mentioned? If I understood well, both humans and pets can take them. Is there a posology for animal versus humans written on the bottles?Thanks so much for this great information.

  14. Marc


    Hey Helen

    Some great info you have here.

    I have always had rescue remedy around the house for emergencies. I’ve even gone so far as giving it to our dogs when moving homes to help them through the stress.

    Glad to see you are sharing it with your readers.



    • Reply

      Yes I have it in my first aid kit all the time. Always carry it when I go on trips also. People do not realize how good it is for their pets. Glad you give it to them.
      Thanks for your comments.

  15. Reply

    Helen, I thank you for an interesting and informative post. I heard about these therapies before, but to be honest, I did not pay attention. I will now.

    Are there remedies for physical issues, like high blood pressure or diabetes?

    Nice job.

  16. Reply

    From one Helen to another Helen.

    I have used Rescue Remedy for quite a long time. My career often placed me in situations that I had no problem handling but did cause me sleepless nights prior to the event. This really helped me get to sleep.

    So when we packed up and moved to Tasmania from northern New South Wales our vet suggested I use it on our two cats, Mot and Oscar. Well Mot didn’t mind the car and often came for a ride with us. Oscar on the other hand really hated cars. We usually took a spare clean cat carrier, sponges, water, towels and nose-plugs with us even for the short trip to the vet. (You get my drift!)

    So I tried the Rescue Remedy and not one problematic incident the whole trip! And that is almost 1800 kilometres (1111 miles) and included the ferry crossing across Bass Strait – an often wild and windy passage.

    So as per you I would highly recommend this Bach Flower remedy for anyone.

  17. Reply

    Interesting, I didn’t know they had remedies to change your mood just like that. That’s pretty cool. What if you take an anxiety remedy when you are happy? Or what if you take the wrong remedy in the wrong mood? Can it exacerbate it?

    • Reply

      Thanks for your comment. There would be no reason to take anxiety remedy if your were happy but if you did there would be no harm done. As the remedies are flowers experimenting with them would only be beneficial, but learning about them before using them is key

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