Healing leafs and flowers

How leafs and flowers can help you in difficult times. Trust me, mother nature has it all. I have used it in different difficult moments of my life and felt it’s healing power in my body, so I decided to share it with you.

In 1868 till 1936 Dr. Edward Bach worked on his new view on homeopathy. After suffering from a longterm illness himself, he realized that his body was out of balanced by emotional struggles. Bach discovered you can only become better from your illness by insight, own responsibility and self-acceptance. His theory is based on the fact that you can heal yourself. One of our believes also.

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr. Bach are directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling right now. Just try to meditate, relax and trust your intuition. When you read the list, some of the remedies reflect your state of being at this moment. It’s a sign these are the ones you need.

My theme of life at the moment is finding my right place on earth, I feel the need for more grounding. Healing my first and second chakra is a part of this. I chose six remedies with my hand on my belly and got it bottled at ‘De Maretak’ in Breda. From this bottle I take four drops, at least four times a day. You can just put it directly under the tongue.

Ask the plants to help you, trust you are choosing the right ones.


38 Flower remedies of Dr. Edward Bach

  1. Agrimony – difficulty handling confrontation, finding distraction in company of others
  2. Aspen – fear of unknown things
  3. Beech – intolerence, critical view on others
  4. Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’
  5. Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions, looking for confirmation from others
  6. Cherry plum – fear of the mind giving way, fear of losing control
  7. Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes, repetition of same mistakes
  8. Chicory – selfish, possessive love
  9. Clematis –  dreaming of the future without working in the present
  10. Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
  11. Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility
  12. Gentian – discouragement after a setback
  13. Gorse – hopelessness and despair
  14. Heather – self-centredness and self-concern
  15. Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy
  16. Honeysuckle – living in the past
  17. Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something
  18. Impatiens – impatience
  19. Larch – lack of confidence
  20. Mimulus – anxiety by known triggers
  21. Mustard – deep gloom for no reason
  22. Oak – struggling until past the point of exhaustion
  23. Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort
  24. Pine – guilt
  25. Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
  26. Rock rose – terror and fright
  27. Rock water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
  28. Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives
  29. Star of Bethlehem – shock
  30. Sweet Chestnut – extreme mental anguish
  31. Vervain – over-enthusiasm
  32. Vine – dominance and inflexibility
  33. Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences
  34. Water Violet – quiet self-reliance leading to isolation
  35. White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
  36. Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life
  37. Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy
  38. Willow – self-pity and resentment

If you would like to read more about Bach flower remedies, I can recommend this book (in Dutch):

Bach bloesemtherapie

I bought my Bach mixture at this store:

De Maretak