Bach Flower Remedies: An Explanation

Bach Flower Remedies: An Explanation
Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies are used to unblock the healing process

Not aromatherapy, not essential oils. Bach Flower Remedies are comparable to homeopathically prepared remedies, taken internally, 4 drops at a time. Developed in the 1920’s and 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician, surgeon and homeopath. Dr Bach observed that his patients’ moods and personalities decidedly had positive or negative effects on the outcomes of their medical treatments.

Prayer stones - Bach Flower Remedies

Prayer Stones

“The patient of tomorrow must understand that he, and he alone, can bring himself relief from suffering, though he may obtain advice and help from an elder brother who will assist him in his effort”

– Dr Edward Bach, 1931

Bonsai - Bach Flower Remedies


The Bach Flower Remedies are a system of 38 flowers. They are “cured” in spring water in sunlight or boiled if they are the flowers of trees which bloom in the spring. The “cured” or boiled water is then used, usually 4 drops at a time, in combinations of up to 7 different remedies to treat the mood or personality imbalances that are blocking or slowing the healing process. Internationally, the well-known combination of 5 of the flowers in the Bach system called “Rescue Remedy” has been the top selling alternative stress reliever since 1935.

“Always remember that the artful practitioner or physician is a good listener!”

– Nora Weeks, in Philip Chancellor, Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies

For more information about Rescue Remedy, and the 38 remedy Bach Flower system of healing and about Dr.Edward Bach see:

Lea is a retired registered nurse, a Reiki master, a self -taught American herbalist and has been assisting the family,  friends, and clients in using the Bach Flower Remedy system since 2001. She was accepted onto the international registry of practitioners at the Bach Centre in Mount Vernon England and has been a Registered Practitioner since 2003. Her blog (see below) describes her consulting practice. She will answer one question per month from a Healthy Tree Frog reader. Questions may be asked in the comments column.


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Lea’s Bach flower remedies blog:

BFRP International Listing:


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