The Bach 38

The Bach 38

Each of the remedies in the Bach flower essence system correspond to a particular emotional state or personality characteristic. Each state is multi-faceted and can show up in different ways for different people. 

The list below provides a very basic idea of the imbalanced emotional state each flower corresponds to and the positive quality of each.

AGRIMONY - mental torture behind a cheerful face; you hide your troubles behind a smile
POSITIVE QUALITY: Openness

ASPEN - fear of unknown things; you are anxious but can't pin point why
POSITIVE QUALITY: Reassurance

BEECH - intolerance; you feel critical or intolerant towards others
POSITIVE QUALITY: Tolerance

CENTAURY - the inability to say 'no'
POSITIVE QUALITY: Assertiveness

CERATO - lack of trust in one's own decisions; you know what you want to do, but you doubt your own judgment
POSITIVE QUALITY: Guidance

CHERRY PLUM - fear of the mind giving way; you fear you might lose control
POSITIVE QUALITY: Composure

CHESTNUT BUD - failure to learn from mistakes; you find yourself making the same choices and repeating the same mistakes
POSITIVE QUALITY: Insight

CHICORY - selfish, possessive love; your love for others makes it hard to let them go. 
POSITIVE QUALITY: Release

CLEMATIS - dreaming of the future without working in the present; you are in a dream-like state
POSITIVE QUALITY: Focus

CRAB APPLE - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred; you feel unclean or dislike something about yourself
POSITIVE QUALITY: Self-Acceptance

ELM - you feel overwhelmed by your many responsibilities
POSITIVE QUALITY: Support

GENTIAN - you feel discouragement after a setback
POSITIVE QUALITY: Encouragement

GORSE - hopelessness and despair; you've totally given up
POSITIVE QUALITY: Hope

HEATHER - self-centredness and self-concern; your talkativeness can lead to loneliness
POSITIVE QUALITY: Be Heard

HOLLY - hatred, envy and jealousy; you feel wounded, suspicious, jealous, spiteful or want revenge
POSITIVE QUALITY: Goodwill

HONEYSUCKLE - living in the past; your mind is in the past rather than the present
POSITIVE QUALITY: Here and Now

HORNBEAM - tiredness at the thought of doing something; you put things off and feel tired at the thought of starting work
POSITIVE QUALITY: Resolve

IMPATIENCE - impatience; you feel impatient with the slow pace of others
POSITIVE QUALITY: Patience

LARCH - lack of confidence; you expect to fail and lack confidence in your skills
POSITIVE QUALITY: Confidence

MIMULUS - fear of known things; you are shy or feel anxious about something specific
POSITIVE QUALITY: Courage

MUSTARD - deep gloom for no reason; you suddenly feel down in the dumps and don't know why
POSITIVE QUALITY: Brightness

OAK - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion; you are a strong person who struggles on even when exhausted
POSITIVE QUALITY: Strength

OLIVE - exhaustion following mental or physical effort; you feel exhausted after illness or other difficult life situation
POSITIVE QUALITY: Rejuvenation

PINE - guilt; you feel guilty or blame yourself, even when its not your fault
POSITIVE QUALITY: Forgiveness

RED CHESTNUT - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones; you feel anxious about someone else's safety
POSITIVE QUALITY: Peace of Mind

ROCK ROSE - terror and fright; you feel extreme terror about something; great for nightmares
POSITIVE QUALITY: Fearlessness

ROCK WATER - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression; you keep high standards trying to set an example
POSITIVE QUALITY: Flow

SCLERANTHUS - inability to choose between alternatives; you can't make up your mind
POSITIVE QUALITY: Decisiveness

STAR OF BETHLEHEM - shock; you are suffering from the effects of bad news or grief
POSITIVE QUALITY: Comfort

SWEET CHESTNUT - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left; you feel unbearable anguish beyond your ability to cope
POSITIVE QUALITY: Consolation

VERVAIN - your enthusiasm leads you to burn yourself out 
POSITIVE QUALITY: Unwind

VINE - dominance and inflexibility; some think you are a tyrant when you're just trying to lead
POSITIVE QUALITY: Inspire

WALNUT - protection from change and unwanted influences; people throw you off track; you are unsettled due to change
POSITIVE QUALITY: Protection 

WATER VIOLET - pride and aloofness; you like your own company but sometimes feel lonely
POSITIVE QUALITY: Connect

WHITE CHESTNUT - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments; your mind is running over the same thing again and again
POSITIVE QUALITY: Tranquility

WILD OAT - uncertainty over one's direction in life; you want to do something worthwhile, but you can't find your vocation
POSITIVE QUALITY: Direction

WILD ROSE - drifting, resignation, apathy; you have little interest in life or improving your situation
POSITIVE QUALITY: Enthusiasm

WILLOW - self-pity and resentment; you feel resentful and sorry for yourself
POSITIVE QUALITY: Positivity