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"How Can Bach Flower Remedies Help Alleviate 'Fear' and Promote Healing?"

Sarah Bennett

5 min read

Apr 15




History of Bach Flower Remedies

Dr.Edward Bach

Did you know everything on our planet, including plants and flowers, vibrates? This is one of the foundational principles behind Bach Flower Remedies, a set of powerful yet gentle healing tools that can help resolve emotional imbalances and improve overall well-being.

Dr Edward Bach, the founder of Bach Flower Remedies, was a remarkable individual who lived from 1886 to 1936. He was a medical doctor, bacteriologist, and homoeopath. Dr Bach is best known for creating the Bach Flower Remedies, which are made from the essence of flowers and plants. These remedies work by addressing emotional imbalances, such as fear, anxiety, and sadness, and promoting positive emotional states, such as joy, peace, and confidence.

Bach Flower Remedies

Dr. Bach was a believer in treating the person as a whole rather than just treating their illness. He believed that our emotions play a big role in how we express ourselves and that they can affect our health. He created 38 natural remedies that are grouped into seven categories based on the underlying emotions that drive our behaviour. These remedies help to balance our emotions and promote overall well-being. These are:

  • Despondency or despair.

  • Fear.

  • Insufficient interest in present circumstances (Life).

  • Loneliness.

  • Over-care for the welfare of others.

  • Over-sensitive to influences and ideas.

  • Uncertainty.

Let's explore some flower remedies that can help us deal with our fears. These remedies are closely linked to Bach's category of emotional states, Fear.

There are 7 remedies in this category, they are:

  • Aspen

  • Cherry Plum

  • Mimulus

  • Red Chestnut

  • Rock Rose



Sometimes people who need Aspen Bach flower essence might feel like they're stuck in a dreamy emotional state. They might also feel like they're super sensitive to the vibes and energy all around them. These folks could get easily affected by workplace conflicts and worry a lot about what could go wrong. They're usually able to sense trouble brewing before it actually happens. Sadly, they might feel scared without knowing why, and their fear remains nameless. It's like they have this anxiety and dread that something terrible is on its way.

The Aspen flower remedy can help you reach higher spiritual levels. Once you've gone through the transformation, you won't have to worry about those scary, shapeless fears anymore. You'll be able to explore these higher levels without any fear holding you back.

Cherry Plum

Cherry Plum

When a person is in a negative Cherry Plum state, they may feel like they're going crazy or might lose control. They might also worry that they could do something violent or even think about harming themselves. They try to suppress their thoughts and avoid any positive mental or spiritual growth because they fear that these dark thoughts could lead them to do something bad. This fear makes it hard for them to deal with their emotions, and they just can't let go of their worries and anxieties.

When someone is in a positive Cherry Plum state, they are able to explore their inner self and gain valuable insights from it. This state can also help them connect with a powerful spiritual force and gain spiritual insight. As a result, people may experience significant progress in their personal development.



Mimulus is a flower essence that is often used to help people overcome their fears. This remedy is particularly useful for people who are anxious about real-life situations, such as flying, going to the doctor's office, or confronting a family member about a difficult topic. People with a Mimulus personality tend to be physically delicate, with refined features and a tendency to blush or become tongue-tied when they are nervous. They may also experience sudden bouts of anxiety, which can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. The Mimulus remedy works by helping people to confront their fears in a more proactive way. Rather than avoiding situations that make them anxious, people who take this remedy are able to face their fears head on with a greater sense of courage and confidence. Over time, this can lead to a reduction in anxiety and an increased sense of calm and inner peace. If you are struggling with anxiety or fear, Mimulus may be a helpful remedy to consider.

The Mimulus flower essence is a great treatment that can help individuals who are struggling with fear and confusion. This essence has the ability to address the underlying causes of anxiety and fear, allowing individuals to overcome their fears and regain a sense of peace and calm. With regular use, the Mimulus flower essence can help individuals to feel more confident and in control and to face their fears with greater ease and resilience.

Red Chestnut

Red Chestnut

Red Chestnut personality types are really caring and loving towards their family and friends. However, they tend to worry a lot about their wellbeing, which can be a bit much for some people. Sometimes, they get so anxious that they imagine the worst possible outcomes, which can be a problem for those who need to try new things to grow. This kind of fear is called Pathophobia, and the Red Chestnut Bach Flower Remedy can help treat it effectively.  People in a negative Red Chestnut state will constantly worry about things and often experience emotional pain and suffering. Unfortunately, they may not be aware that their worrying behaviour can also be a burden to the people around them.

The Red Chestnut remedy can help people feel more secure and less worried. It can also help people become better at giving advice and being a positive influence without being too pushy. People can also learn to stay calm and level-headed in difficult situations.

Rock Rose

Rock Rose

Rock Rose is a highly recommended natural remedy for alleviating intense feelings of fear or panic, making it an ideal solution for managing stressful situations. This essence works by enhancing courage and calming anxieties. In a negative Rock Rose state, you may experience sleep disturbance due to constant nightmares or grapple with distressing news about a critical illness or accident. It can also be helpful for individuals who have undergone a traumatic experience and are still in a state of shock.

When you're feeling positive and in a Rock Rose mindset, you can tap into your inner strength and go beyond your limits. This mindset helps you access courage, strength, and resilience, which makes it easier to overcome obstacles and navigate through challenges. Cultivating this positive state of mind can help you discover your true potential and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

As always, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before beginning any new treatment to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your individual needs.


Bach Flower Remedies

'Healing with the clean, pure, beautiful agents of nature is surely the one method of all which appeals to most of us' - Dr Edward Bach, 1936



I'm Sarah, a blog writer who is passionate about sharing my spiritual learnings with others. Writing has been my creative outlet for the past year, and I find joy in exploring various spiritual topics.


My current journey of spiritual awakening has been my source of inspiration, and I hope to inspire others too.

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