Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Your Go To Guide For Making Your Own Bach Flower Remedies Pt. 3

Welcome to Tuesday's post; Normally I would have a featured artist today, alas I don't, so we will do part 3 of making your Bach Flower Remedies....

~Peace~








Bach Remedy Wild Flower Reference Chart



Chicory (cichorium intybus)

Uses: One of the Twelve Healers. Can help you if you are jealous  and possessive.

Type Of Plant: A white closed-leafed vegetable with small blue flowers

Flowering Time: Late summer

How To Gather: Pick as they appear and flowat in water, as they fade quickly

Which Method: Sun







Red Chestnut (aesculus carnea)

Uses: For exaggerated anxiety concerning others. Can help you recognize that, usually the worries are unnecessary and unwelcome.

Type Of Plant: Tall tree, slightly smaller than its relative, the white chestnut

Flowering Time: Late Spring

How To Gather: Pick 6 in. long twigs carrying flowrs and young leaves from all parts of many trees

Which Method: Boiling

Caution: Other remedies may need to be taken for causes of these anxieties







Heather (calluna vulgaris)

Uses: Self-preoccupation

Type Of Plant: Bushy plant, grows on heaths

Flowering Time: Late summer

How To Gather: Pick freshly flowering sprays especially from the heat and edges of the plant

Which Method: Sun

***Caution: Do not confuse with bell heather (erica cinerea)







Wild Oat (bromus ramosus)

Uses: For insecurity about your life path and aimlessness leading to dissatisfaction, or if you try to handle too many things at once

Type Of Plant: Wayside plant, 24-60 in. tall, foiund in damp woods and wasteland

Flowering Time: Summer

How To Gather: Pick small clusters of flowers

Which Method: Sun

****Caution: Do not confuse with wild oats  (avena fatu). The correct plant looks more like grass than an oat.







Star Of Bethlehem (ornithogalum umbellatum)

Uses: A constituent of the Rescue Remedy. To lessen the effects of shock

Type Of Plant: A close relative of the onion with slender, 8-12 in. stems

Flowering Time: April-May

How To Gather: Pick whole clusters of fully pen flowers from main stems

Which Method: Boiling







Larch (larix decidua)

Uses: If you have a lack of self-confidence, a fear of failure or a belief you are not as good as others this encourages you to attempt things anyway and get more out of life.

Type Of Plant: Tall coniferous tree growing to heights of around 100 ft.

Flowering Time: Spring

How To Gather: Pick 6 in. twigs carrying leaf buds and male and female flowers (male flowers are catkins about 1/2 in.; female catkins are bright red)

Which Method: Boiling







Pine (pinus sylvestris)

Uses: To heal constant feelings of unfounded guilt

Type Of Plant: Tall evergreen

Flowering Time: Summer

How To Gather: Pick 6 in. long stems

Which Method: Boiling

Caution: Use with care if skin is sensitive







Crab Apple (malus sylvestris)

Uses: A constituent of the Rescue Remedy cream. Can ease feelings impurity in your own appearance or personality. Many who suffer from this ignore real problems to concentrate on one specific thing. Also for self-hatred and a tendency to hold grudges, self-hatred and a tendency to hold grudges.

Type Of Plant: Small, stout tree growing to around to 30 ft.

Flowering Time: Spring

How To Gather: Blossoms in clusters with leaves at the top. Pick the whole spur.

Which Method: Boiling



















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