Bach Flowers: Their History, Implications and Benefits for Health

What are they? What are they for? 100% natural therapy to balance emotions.


Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936) was a physician, bacteriologist, and homeopath. In the 1920s, he practiced homeopathy in Harley Street, London. However, he is best known for his work in creating Bach Flowers.

Bach had three key ideas.

In the first place, it is observed that people were of several different types, according to their vision of life and personality (just as in homeopathy, we have the great policrestos such as Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, and others).

Second, he developed his intuitive sensitivity to the point that he could experience an emotional state and then find the support of nature (in the form of an essence with the appropriate flower).

Third, he developed a method to transfer the energy of the trees and flowers, which are then preserved with the brandy, and thus was able to dispense with the resources of this source.

Bach flowers are powerful healing tools that can catalyze the resolution of deep emotional imbalances, such as homeopathy.


What differs from homeopathy is that in the first place, it is a complete system of only 38 remedies and a combination; there are far fewer options facing the homeopath, even for a strong prescription.

The twelve curators

Bach felt that the essences were for our types of souls and the kind of person we are. He compared this with the lessons of the soul that we have learned, such as inner peace (Agrimony), strength and the ability to say no (Centaura), and wisdom (Cerato).

We can see this type more quickly in children – as adults, we have accumulated other layers of imbalances – but when we are under pressure, our type of soul can deny itself.

The others who complete the twelve are the following:

  • Chicory – to dissolve self-pity and “me, me, me” in the generosity of giving;
  • Clematis – for dreamers.
  • Gentian – to resolve discouragement and discouragement.
  • Impatiens – to free the anxious mind.
  • Mimulus – from fear of things known in bravery;
  • Rock Rose – to transform terror and fear into courage;
  • Scleranthus – to achieve balance and determination of indecision;
  • Verbena – to release the excess enthusiasm, intolerance, and quiet; Y
  • Violet of water – to change the silence in the joy of life.

The seven assistants

  • Gorse – despair;
  • Heather – demanding introspection;
  • Rock Water – attitude rigidity;
  • Wild Oat – lack of direction in life;
  • Olive – fatigue and exhaustion;
  • Oak – for the strong person who never gives up; Y
  • I came: to change a dominant attitude.