Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC

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Bach's Flower Essnces - Part 2 - The Essences

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 about using and administering Flower Essences.

Here are a list of Bach's Flower Essences and their primary uses:

AGRIMONY ~ denial, "stuffing" emotions, inappropriate communication, allergies, physical irritants


ASPEN ~ vague fears, sense of impending doom, fearful (to be left alone)


BEECH ~ intolerance, allergies


BLEEDING HEART - grief - when pups/kittens leave the mom for new homes for stress and emotional pain


CELERY - restores balance to the immune system when it is stressed or overworked, and during long-term viral or bacterial infections


CENTAURY ~ meek, "doormat", picked on by other animals, submissive to siblings


CERATO ~ inattentive, easily distracted


CHAMOMILE ~ calming the emotions, soothing irritable and fractious animals, teething and animal that tends to be restless and cranky.


CHERRY PLUM ~ loss of control


CHESTNUT BUD ~ to learn a lesson the first time or break habits


CHICORY ~ possessive, clingy, manipulative, separation anxiety


CLEMATIS ~ consciousness, focus; post-op


CRAB APPLE ~ cleansing; infections, toxins, cuts


ELM ~ easily overwhelmed or frazzled


GARLIC - this helps to repel fleas, and does not have any of the other effects of garlic, including the odor


GENTIAN ~ to see "light at the end of the tunnel", restore hope; long illness rehabilitation, good for pet’s with varying cancers


GORSE ~ hopelessness, giving up; cancer, critical injury or surgery


HEATHER ~ needy child, very clingy, talkative


HOLLY ~ anger, jealousy, need for love; abandoned, abused


HORNBEAM ~ mental weariness


HONEYSUCKLE ~ grief, homesickness, depleted energy rescue/shelter animals (forget past, face future)


IMPATIENS ~ impatience, irritability, nervous energy; pain


LARCH ~ lack of self-confidence


MIMULUS ~ timidity, specific fears; illness that does not respond to treatment, fearful (people other animals) fear of travel in car, wounds that do not heal due to anxiety


MUSTARD ~ depression, gloom, mood swings


OAK~ chronic exhaustion, overworked but keeps struggling; loss of control


OLIVE ~ physical exhaustion from long strain


PINE ~ perfectionist, guilt, feeling rejected: abuse, fearful (animals cringe)


PINK YARROW ~ helps protect animals from negative emotional energy, such as during a divorce, or stressful family situation, or when another animal or person is sick or draining their energy reserves.


RED CHESTNUT ~ worries about others


ROCK ROSE ~ terror, panic


ROCK WATER ~ inflexible, stiff; arthritis


SCLERANTHUS ~ imbalance; neurological problems, travel sickness


STAR OF BETHLEHEM ~ mental, physical or emotional trauma; need for comfort; any stray or animal from shelter, shock


SWEET CHESTNUT ~ at wits' end, despairing, rescue animals who have been subject to severe abuse


TOMATO ~ also helps the body in throwing off infection or disease.


VERVAIN ~ fanatic, hyperactive, over-enthusiastic, jumpy


VINE ~ control, domination


WALNUT ~ transition, protection, over-sensitive to environment, before introducing new animals


WATER VIOLET ~ grief, loner, reclusive, arrogant; to bring joy; for most Cats


WHITE CHESTNUT ~ repetitive thoughts


WILD OAT ~ bored, anxiety, feeling un-useful, helps pet to relax and calm down


WILD ROSE ~ apathy, passive resignation; to "be here now"


WILLOW ~ resentment, anger toward owner


RESCUE REMEDY ~ the 5-flower combination for any acute trauma or stress. Considered as a single remedy in combinations, The five remedies are Star of Bethlehem for trauma and numbness, Clematis for being grounded and to prevent passing out, Rock Rose for panic, Impatiens for tension and irritability and Cherry Plum to prevent losing control. Basically four drops of the stock bottle are added to a one ounce glass dropper bottle of spring water and shaken up. It is best to make this up immediately before use as the mixture will not keep too long. Three or four drops of the mixture can be given into the mouth or onto the gums every five minutes until a response is seen. Rescue Remedy can also be given in the water during any time of stress and in this case it is best to use ten drops every time the water is changed.


Rescue Remedy, combined with the homeopathic remedy Aconite makes a wonderful calming essence that can be used on wild animals, and for rehabilitation, as mentioned above it works well on any kind of stress or fear situation and definitely helps with survival rate in these situations. A few drops of the combined essence on the gums or even onto the ear of the rescued animal will calm them down and make them easier to handle. It can even be sprayed onto the skin or ears with a spray bottle and will still have a beneficial effect. A dropper of the combination can be put in the daily water for rescued animals to help them withstand the stress of captivity, and make them more manageable.


Mix and match the essences, they work wonderfully and can really help a anxious or frustrated pet  . .  or human too!!!  :)

Peaceful Blessings!

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