Bach® Original Flower Remedies are suitable for the whole family.
Bach Original Flower Remedies helps us to manage the ups and downs of everyday life. For clinical and emotional problems, you should always seek professional help.
There are five sections to choose from:
Being yourself means being relaxed, fulfilled and natural. When we feel ourselves, we are at our best. We can cope with everything that life throws at us.
But sometimes… well sometimes, we aren’t quite ourselves. We feel out of sort, as if something isn’t right. And sometimes we need a little help to get back on track.
You can use the Bach Original Flower Remedies to overcome everyday bad feelings. You can use them when you are ill because most doctors agree that good emotional health supports and aids the recovery of physical health. You can use them to move on in your life and to find hidden strengths and potentials.
Above all, you can use them to be yourself.
Planning for a new baby is a lot of work, and in the rush, it's easy to forget to take proper care of the most important person in your baby's life - you.
Taking care of yourself is vital at a time when your body is changing and your baby is growing. It's normal to feel tired at times, or just out of sorts, and mostly you get over it and get on. Sometimes, though, you need a little help. Whatever is in your way - worry, despondency, uncertainty - the Bach Original Flower Remedies can help.
Below are some suggested remedies for the various stages of pregnancy.
Before the birth
You may feel unsettled if pregnancy represents a big change in your life. This is an indication for Walnut.
- Maybe you are going for a scan and feel anxious that everything will be all right with the baby. Anxiety for the welfare for somebody else is an indication for Red Chestnut.
- Working through your pregnancy may leave you short of rest and tired. The Bach flower remedy for this is Olive.
- Sometimes the time seems to drag - if only the baby would come tomorrow! - and you may feel irritable and impatient. This is an indication for Impatiens.
During the Birth
It is normal to feel apprehensive when you think about going into labour. The remedy for known fears - maybe you worry about contractions or of having to have a Caesarean - is Mimulus.
However well prepared you are, labor itself can come as something of a shock. Star of Bethlehem is a good remedy to assist us at this time.
Above all others, one remedy comes into its own at this time: Rescue Remedy®. Rescue Remedy is a mix of remedies specially chosen to help at times of everyday crisis. It contains Bach Original Flower Remedies for shock, terror, agitation, loss of control, and feelings of faintness, so it's an ideal one-stop solution to take with you into the labor room.
Early days as a new mom
Too many things to cope with? When everything comes at once, try some Elm to put you back in control.
Is your baby really all right? If you feel too anxious about his or her welfare to enjoy this time, try some Red Chestnut to reassure you.
If you find yourself taking small setbacks to heart, try Gentian. If there haven't been any setbacks but you still feel down, take Mustard.
* A mild form of baby blues reflects natural changes as your hormone levels return to pre-pregnancy levels. If you feel very unhappy talk to a health care professional who will be able to listen and help.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, always consult your health professional befure use.
Growing up is full of ups and downs. Although it is a time of development and discovery, for many it can also be a time of awkwardness and insecurity. A child's behaviour during this period can often range from painful shyness, to tears and tantrums.
This, of course, is completely natural and generally something which parents just hope their child grows out of. However, as the way a child feels determines how they act, then the simple solution to negative behaviour is to make him or her feel more positive emotionally.
How can the Bach Original Flower Remedies help?
Although every case is different and any of the 38 remedies could apply, here are some common symptoms experienced by children:
For known fears such as shyness or fear of the dark, try Mimulus
For over-excitability, excess energy or difficulty calming down, try Vervain
For lack of confidence, try Larch
For possessiveness of toys, or clinginess, try Chicory
For protection during change such as a new school, surroundings or change of routine, try Walnut
How do I give my child Bach Original Flower Remedies?
A couple of drops of the remedy can simply be added to a drink (if you're worried about the alcohol content, a hot drink will evaporate this). Also, Larch (Kids Confidence Remedy) and Clematis (Kids Daydream Remedy) are available in our NEW alcohol-free kids formula. See "New & Kids" for more details.
If you can't find a behavior here, click on the Remedy Chooser tool. (May not be available at this time)
Animals have emotions too, just like people. Sometimes they feel anxious or irritable or just plain down in the dumps. Fortunately there are things you can do to help...
If you need further help with mixing and giving the remedies to your pets, check out our Pet Chart in the 'Videos and leaflets' section.
Get a check up
The first thing to do is to make an appointment with the vet. This is a good idea even if you can't see anything physically wrong. Sometimes changes in behavior are the first symptoms of a problem that might need medical treatment, so the earlier you go the better.
Once the vet has given the all-clear you can think about next steps.
Choose some remedies
The Bach Original Flower Remedies are specially formulated to help animals (and of course people) find the positive side of themselves. Whatever is in their way - fear, despondency, uncertainty - can find a solution in the Bach Original Flower Remedies.
Below are just some of the remedies that could be helpful with animals. Keep in mind that much like humans, they too have very complex emotions and may benefit from using any one of the Bach 38!
However, if symptoms persist, please consult a veterinarian.
- Animals from rescue homes or with difficult backgrounds can suffer from delayed shock and trauma. The same applies to animals that have been in an accident, while animals that have lost loved companions can suffer from grief and a sense of loss. The remedy for all these states is Star of Bethlehem.
- Much animal behavior, including some forms of aggression, is based on the animal's fear of something specific, such as people or loud noises, or the trip to the vet's office. Other animals just seem naturally timid and shy. The remedy for these states is Mimulus.
- Other animals are not so much shy as lacking in confidence. They seem hesitant in the face of challenges. They can be helped with Larch.
Rescue Remedy® is usually the first choice to get the best out of your garden, pot plants and cut flowers.
It can help revive drooping plants and is great as a pick-me-up for those 'supermarket bargains'.
Other remedies you may want to use on your plants are: Walnut if you are repotting plants or transplanting seedlings; Willow if your plants or flowers are looking particularly sorry for themselves or Crab Apple for plants or shrubs that have been plagued with pests.
Just add ten drops of Rescue Remedy diluted in a watering can or plant spray or five drops of one of the individual Bach Original Flower Remedies.