What are the uses of the different Bach Flower Remedies?

Dr. Bach wanted his remedies to be so simple to use that anyone could use them without having to consult a professional. The following essences are used to treat common psychological problems:

• Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face
• Aspen - fear of unknown things
• Beech - intolerance
• Centaury - the inability to say 'no'
• Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions
• Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way
• Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes
• Chicory - selfish, possessive love
• Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present
• Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
• Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility
• Gentian - discouragement after a setback
• Gorse - hopelessness and despair
• Heather - self-centredness and self-concern
• Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy
• Honeysuckle - living in the past
• Hornbeam - procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing
• Impatiens - impatience
• Larch - lack of confidence
• Mimulus - fear of known things
• Mustard - deep gloom for no reason
• Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
• Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort
• Pine - guilt
• Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
• Rock Rose - terror and fright
• Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
• Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives
• Star of Bethlehem - shock
• Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been
   tried and there is no light left
• Vervain - over-enthusiasm
• Vine - dominance and inflexibility
• Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences
• Water Violet - pride and aloofness
• White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
• Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life
• Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy
• Willow - self-pity and resentment

There is also a combination remedy called Rescue Remedy.
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