Using this table: The information listed here is an overview of the Bach Flower Remedies for quick reference. It is not comprehensive, but can be a good place to start. You can search the table by keyword (try different variations if there are no results).

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The information on this page is not intended as medical advice. The uses listed are traditional uses and have not been scientifically tested. This chart is for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. If you are ill, please seek medical advice. 

The claims for homeopathic remedies are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They are not reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

RemedyKeywordsIndicatorsPositive Potential
AgrimonyHides problems behind a cheerful face* dislikes being alone
* distressed by contention & discord
* extreme peacemaker (avoids confrontation at all costs)
* minimizes problems
* people pleaser
* seeks to avoid unpleasant feelings by turning to drugs, alcohol or distractions
* sociable
* diplomacy
* growth from challenges
* harmony & peace
* honesty
* joy
* openness
* optimism
AspenFear & worries of unknown origin* anxiety attacks
* has trouble sperating reality from fantasy
* nightmares
* overactive imagination
* oversensitive
* superstitious
* unfounded feelings of fear & danger
* aware of sensitivity and can use it constructively
* confidence
* desire for new experiences & adventure
* fearlessness
* inner peace
* security
BeechCritical, intolerant* clings to prejudices
* irritated by small things
* judgemental
* lacks tact
* only sees the negative
* overly sensitive to personal criticism
* self-critical
* too critical of others
* can accept criticism & give constructive criticism
* compassion
* good judgement
* sees the positive
* tolerant
* understanding
CentauryEasily led, weak-willed* always giving to others
* always puts others needs & desires first
* doesn't stand up for self
* easily exploited
* inability to say no
* often takes on more than they can do
* subservient
* aware personal needs and able to meet them
* can stand up for what they believe
* knows when to say yes & when to say no
* stays true to inner purpose
CeratoDo not trust your own judgement* accumulates knowledge but never uses it
* afraid of making mistakes
* always seeks advice or confirmation from others
* can't be spontaneous
* indecisive
* eager to learn
* intuitive
* quickly forms their own opinions
* trusts own decisions
* trusts themselves
Cherry PlumFear of losing control of yourself* afraid to talk about feelings
* fear they are having a nervous breakdown
* feel like they are about to explode
* lack of self-control
* obsessive
* rage
* violent impulses
* calm mind
* courage
* proper expression of emotions
* rational
* self-control
* spritiual strength
* strength
Chestnut BudFailure to learn from past mistakes* inability to learn from other's experience
* inattentive duriing conversations
* carelessness
* learning disabilities
* makes the same mistakes repeatedly
* recurring ailments
* recurring experiences, arguments, accidents, etc.
* uninterested in correcting problems
* able to foresee possible mistakes
* ability to learn from other's experience
* enjoys learning
* learns from mistakes
* observant, pays attention
ChicoryOver-protective, possessive* critical, nagging
* demands constant attention
* easily hurt or offended
* emotionally demanding
* expects others to conform to their ways & ideas
* subtly controlling, manipulative
* able to take care of your own personal needs
* feels worthy of love
* gives without expectation of return
* respects others choices & paths
ClematisLack of interest in present moment, daydreamer* absentminded, daydreamer
* doesn't feel at home in reality
* finds it hard to live in the present
* needs a lot of sleep
* often out of touch with body
* sometimes unable to differentiate fantasy from reality
* surroundings are often disorganized and chaotic
* able to bring your dreams into reality
* creative
* fully present & interested in life
* sense of purpose
Crab ApplePoor self-image, feel unclean inside & out, exaggerated need for order* disgusted by their body
* feels sinful, stained or dirty
* obsessed with cleanliness
* obsessed with trivialities
* perfectionism
* phobia of germs, dust, insects, etc.
* acceptance of personal imperfections
* creates order without obsession
* positive self-image
* sees things in their proper perspective
ElmOverwhelmed by responsibility* can’t let go of responsibility, unable to delegate
* feels lack of stamina to accomplish all that is wanted or needed
* overwhelmed by responsibility
* tasks feel suddenly overwhelming
* temporary exhaustion or despondency
* temporary self-doubt
* able to delegate wisely
* able to take care of needs
* capable
* confident
* doesn't take on more than can be reasonably handled
* responsible
GentianDoubt, despondency, pessimism* always doubts a positive outcome
* always focussed on what could go wrong
* disappointments cause depression & dejection
* easily discouraged by small setbacks
* insecurity
* needs a lot of encouragement & positive feedback
* readily gives up when confronted by unexpected difficulties
* skeptical
* able to encourage & support others
* accepts setbacks as learning steps
* attempts new things with confidence
* believes that there is a solution to all problems
* unshakeable faith
GorseExtreme hopelessness & despair* cannot hope that things will get better
* has given up all hope
* has given up the fight
* no energy left to try
* resignation
* a belief that all things will end well
* faith & hope
* inspires others with their confidence
* recognizes the positive in difficult situations
HeatherSelf-absorbed, needs an audience* dislikes being alone
* overly talkative about self
* self-centered
* takes themselves too seriously
* unable to listen to others
* compassionate
* good listener
* helps others
* selfless & understanding
HollyJealous, envious, hard-hearted* bad-tempered, aggressive
* creates enemies
* distrustful
* easily annoyed
* easily offended or hurt
* explosive reactions
* feelings of rage, hatred, envy, jealousy
* suspicious of others motives & actions
* vengeful
* compassionate
* generous
* inner harmony
* loving & lovable
* openness & good will toward others
* takes joy in other's fortune & success
HoneysuckleDwells in the past* constantly talks about the past
* homesickness or nostalgia
* tendency to live in the past
* unable to let go of regrets
* unable to look toward the future
* unable to move forward in the present
* can let go of regrets & move forward
* learns from the past
* lives fully in the present
* understands how the past relates to the present
HornbeamMental exhaustion, 'Monday Morning' feeling* feels exhausted
* feels overburdened with demands
* has to push themselves to accomplish daily responsibilities
* lacks energy to face the day
* lacks enthusiasm & motivation
* often feels the need for stimulants
* wakes up more tired than when they went to bed
* energetic
* enjoys life
* lively mind
* spontaneity
* vitality
ImpatiensImpatient, easily irritated* constantly pressured by time
* doesn't finish their sentences
* finishes other's sentences
* has a hard time waiting
* irritability
* makes rash decisions
* no patience for the pace of others
* overly independent
* prefers to work alone
* able to wait for things to take their natural course
* alert, quick thinking
* gentleness
* keeps things moving
* patience
LarchLack of confidence* always compares themselves unfavorably with others
* expects to fail before they have even tried
* fears failure
* inferiority
* unwillingness to try
* awareness of potential
* belief in one's own ability
* not afraid to develop talents
* objective about strengths & weaknesses
* unconcerned about failure or success
MimulusFear of known things* anxious & tense
* excessive fear from known causes
* fears can be easily named
* hypersensitive
* over cautious
* phobias
* shyness
* timidity
* brave
* confident
* enjoys life without fear
* faces challenges with humor & confidence
* not ruled by anxieties
MustardGloom & melancholy for no apparent reason* cries easily
* feels weighed down
* feelings come & go completely out of control
* overcome by gloom & can't shake it off
* sudden depression with no apparent cause
* time seems to pass slowly
* inner stability
* joy
* unshakable peace no matter the circumstances
OakExhausted but dutifully struggles on* continues to work from sense of duty even when utterly exhausted
* despondent from overwork
* dutiful & reliable no matter the cost
* has little concern for personal needs
* ignores impulses to rest
* shoulders the burdens of others
* able to relax
* able to take care of one's own needs
* accomplishes a lot but knows when to stop
* fulfills duty within reasonable parameters
* strength & endurance
OliveExhausted in body & mind* craves peace & quiet
* complete exhaustion
* everything is an effort
* feels drained, used up
* life lacks zest
* needs a lot of sleep
* no energy or motivation
* doesn't exhaust reserves of strength
* interest in life
* peaceful
* recognizes the needs of the body
* restoration of strength & energy
PineSelf-reproach, guilt* apologizes for everything
* blames self for other's mistakes
* feel unworthy, undeserving
* needs to justify things done or bought for self
* takes the blame for anything that goes wrong
* unable to enjoy success
* accepts & respects self
* feels worthy of love
* realistically accepts responsibility
Red ChestnutExcessive fear or concern for others* always fears the worst for loved ones
* excessive worry about what could happen
* feels other people's emotions too strongly
* worries too much about other's problems
* one's worries are burdensome to others
* can balance concerns wth respect for other's autonomy
* does not force help on others
* empathizes with other's burdens without taking them on themselves
* mental & physical calm in emergencies
Rock RoseTerror* panic
* severe physical & psychological response to fear
* terror brought on by nightmares
* terror brought on by a traumatic event
* usually brief & related to a specific event
* calm
* courage
* presence of mind
Rock WaterSelf-denial, inflexibility* desires self-perfection
* hard on oneself
* lives up to ideals to the point of self-martyrdom
* never satisfied with achievements
* over-conscientious
* able to give up pet theories for greater truth
* able to hold high ideals with flexibility
* able to flow with life
* inner harmony
ScleranthusUncertainty, indecision* doesn't seek advice
* indecisive
* inner restlessness
* lacks balance
* lacks focus, jumps from topic to topic in conversation
* mood swings
* unable to choose between two possibilities
* unreliable
* wastes time & misses opportunities due to indescision
* decisive & prompt action
* flexibility
* focus & concentration
Star of BethlehemAftereffects of shock* any aftereffects of shock - recent or long past
* feels numb
* unable to accept comfort
* unable to cope with events
* withdrawn
* ability to deal with emotional experiences
* can give comfort to others
* neutralizes effects of shock
Sweet chestnutDeep despair, extreme mental anguish* at a loss as to what can be done
* can no longer bear a situation
* dejection, bleakness, hopelessness
* feels on the verge of mental breakdown
* feels utterly lost
* has reached the limit of endurance
* no longer sees the light at the end of the tunnel
* faith & hope
* knows when to take action & when to let go
* liberation from despair
* optimism
* peace of mind
VervainOver-enthusiasm* at times fanatical
* impulsive & idealistic
* incensed by injustice
* intense & overly focused
* passionate about converting others
* self-sacrificing, unable to relax
* certain they know what is right
* tend to want to force others to do what is 'good' for them
* able to relax
* calmness
* does not need to impose beliefs on others
* tolerant
* wisdom
VineDomineering, inflexible* aggressive
* believes they are always right
* dominating , bullying
* expects obedience
* hard, cruel, uncompassionate
* has to have the last word
* must have their own way
* proud
* able to encourage others without controlling them
* determination without domination
* inspires others with their confidence & certainty
* wise leadership
WalnutDifficulty adapting to change, easily influenced* easily lead by stronger personalities or ties of loyalty
* knows what they want but can't quite manage to take the last step
* remedy for times of of major life changes
* unable to stay true to self
* ability to move forward
* ignore objections of ridicule of others
* makes necessary changes in life
Water VioletProud, aloof* condescending
* emotionally cold
* feels isolated
* feelings of superiority
* keeps personal troubles to themselves
* withdrawn, aloof
* calm, serene, dignified
* oftens serves others
* warm relationships
* wisdom & dignity without superiority
White ChestnutUnwanted thoughts & mental arguments* can't sleep because of incessant thoughts
* goes over & over situations & conversations in their mind
* incessant inner chatter
* mind is like a stuck record
* obsessive, worrying thoughts
* clear headed
* peace of mind
* possitive problem solving
* thinking is under control
* worry is replaced by trust
Wild OatUncertainty about purpose in life* ambitious, but no clear direction
* easily bored
* frustrated & dissatisfied
* spread themselves too thin
* tendency to drift
* vague sense of goals, but no clear direction
* clear picture of purpose
* positive ideas & ambitions
* talents used constructively
Wild RoseResignation, apathy* accepts fate, doesn't try for change
* doesn't take themselves seriously
* indifference, chronic boredom
* lacks energy & ambition
* lacks motivation, takes no joy in life
* resigned rather than depressed
* ability to change life circumstances
* ambition
* inner freedom & vitality
* lively interest in life
* sense of purpose
WillowSelf-pity, resentment* begrudges other's good luck
* blames circumstances on others, doesn't accept responsibility
* extreme negativity
* feels like a victim of fate
* feels powerless
* feelings of entitlement
* grudging & spiteful thoughts
* ability to forgive
* enjoys life
* in control of own destiny
* positive influence on people & situation
* takes responsibility for self
Rescue Remedymix of: impatiens, star of Bethlehem, cherry plum, rock rose, clematis* use: after accidents
* bereavement
* occasional use
* stressful events
* sudden bad news
* use in emergencies