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Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4

By Slherrmann


Wild Flower Reference Chart
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Centaury (centauarium erythraea)
Uses: One of the Twelve Healers. For weakness of will and compliance with others' wishes. Can help build your confidence if you have an inability to say no.
Type Of Plant: Small annual; grows in chalky areas
Flowering Time: All summer
How To Gather: Pick small clusters of flowers
Which Method: Sun
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Willow (salix vitellina)
Uses: For bitterness and self-pity based on unhappiness with the way your life has gone. Willow can help you regain faith and optimism and forgive and forget past injustices. It can also make it easier for you to praise others and not begrudge them happiness.
Type Of Plant: A deciduous variety of the common white willow, salix alba
Flowering Time: Spring
How To Gather: Pick 6 in. stems with catkins and new leaves from many trees
Which Method: Boiling
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Rock Rose (helianthemum nummularium)
Uses: One of the Twelve Healers. A constituent of the Rescue Remedy. To regain calmness in an emergency.
Type Of Plant: Low-growing perennial.
Flowering Time: Spring to late summer
How To Gather: Pick open flowers and float immediately.
Which Method: Sun
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Agrimony (agrimonia eupatoria)
Uses: One of the Twelve Healers. Can help if you hide problems behind light-heartedness instead of facing up to a painful reality.
Type Of Plant: Perennial plant growing up to 3ft. in height
Flowering Time: Throughout summer.
How To Gather: Pick whole spikes above dead or faded flowers, where there are a few unopened buds above the opened flowers.
Which Method: Sun
***Caution: Avoid if you suffer from chronic constipation****
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Clematis (clematis vitalba)
Uses: One of the Twelve Healers and a constituent of the Rescue Remedy. For people living in a fantasy world.
Type Of Plant: Perennial climber
Flowering Time: Summer and early autumn
How To Gather: Pick flowers separately by the stalks
Which Method: Sun
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Walnut (juglans regia)
Uses: For protection from outside influences and the inability to sever old ties. Helps you remain on your chosen path during important changes in your life.
Type Of Plant: Deciduous 10 ft. tree
Flowering Time: Spring
How To Gather: Pick 6 in. stems of female flowers and new leaves (female flowers grow upright at the end of shoots).
Which Method: Boiling
***Caution: Do not give to children under two years or to people with nut allergies****
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Rock Water (hydrogen dioxide)
Uses: For severeness toward oneself, self-denial and rigidity. For high but flexible ideals
Type Of Plant: Not a plant, but pure water from a natural well or spring , preferably with a reputation for healing and located in open air.
How To Obtain: Choose a still, sunny day and fill a glass bowl. Leave for three hours away from pollutants such as traffic.
Which Method: Sun
***Caution: Do not use water from wells dedicated to saints or within the grounds of a church, or mineral-rich spa water****
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4Beech (fagus sylvatica)
Uses: One of the Twelve Healers. Decreases intolerance for the differences perceived in others that often manifests itself as irritability and antisocial behavior. Can encourage a more accepting attitude toward people and cultures.
Type Of Plant: Large deciduous tree that is capable of growing to over 100 ft. in height.
Flowering Time: Spring
How To Gather: Pick young shoots that are 6 in. long, with newly opened leaves carrying both male and female flowers. The male flowers hang in clusters, whereas the female flowers are covered in scales and later develop into covers for beech nuts.
Which Method: Boiling
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4White Chestnut (aesculus hippocastanum)
Uses: To clear a mind of unwanted thoughts that distract from the present. Clears your mind and gets your thinking under control.
Type Of Plant: Large deciduous tree growing to 100 ft in height
Flowering Time: Summer
How To Gather: Pick male and female flowers from the same stem.
Which Method: Sun
****Caution: Do not use leaf buds as these are used in the Chestnut Bud Remedy****
Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 4


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