What are Bach Flowers?

“For those who are sick, peace of mind and harmony with the soul are the greatest aid to recovery” Dr Edward Bach (1880 – 1936)

Philosophy of Bach

Dr. Bach(1886-1936), a prestigious doctor, bacteriologist and London Homeopath, was the discoverer of Bach Flowers. The Bach Flowers are 38 flower, plant and shrub based remedies that are directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. He believed that the attitude of the mind played a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness. It is proven that when we feel happy and in a positive mental state our health benefits. Recent studies about the relationship of emotions and the immune system reinforce the idea that negative psychological factors can increase our bodies vulnerability, lowering our defenses and causing or aggravating the appearance of a sickness. Bach flowers assist in achieving this emotional equilibrium that will help us to mantain good physical health.

A simple, efficient, totally natural system

Bach flowers are gentle and completely safe, they have no side effects and can be used with other medicine, food, or homeopathy. They can be taken at any age, from newborns (a few drops in a bottle) to older people and they also have very good results in animals and plants.

The origins of the Bach Flowers

Dr. Bach created his work center in the 1930´s. Still today, in this garden situated on Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire, England, where the majority of the plants and wild flowers used in the creation of the Bach Flowers are grown. In this garden, today known as the Bach Center, they prepare the essences from the recently collected flowers.

Principles of Bach Flowers

Bach Flower Remedies, like other forms of natural medicine, treat the individual, not the illness or its symptoms. They work specifically on the emotional state of each individual. One is able to achieve emotional balance and harmony using Bach Flower Remedies.
Often symptoms of ill health or general unwellness are indications of underlying emotional issues. Once we recognise the emotional cause of our disharmony and correct the emotional imbalance, we can then obtain better health and well being.
The effect of taking the remedies is not to suppress negative feelings or attitudes, but to transform them into positive ones, stimulating the potential for self healing.The remedies are invaluable in restoring emotional balance.