All about Bach remedies

There are 38 remedies in the Bach remedy system. All of them were discovered in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr Edward Bach, a well-known bacteriologist, physician and pathologist.

Each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage.

Dr Bach designed his system to be simple. It may seem daunting at first, but anybody can learn how to use it, and on this site you will find all you need to get you started. Most remedies are sold in liquid form, and the idea is that you will mix together the remedies you need so that the mix of remedies matches your current emotional situation. Like Dr Bach, we believe that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels: a healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.

Use the information here to look up every remedy and find out what it is for. We tell you how to select and take the remedies, and how they are made, and we have lots of recommendations for further reading if you want to know more. You can also learn a bit about the philosophy of simplicity that underpins the system and the work of the Bach Centre.


"I want to make it as simple as this: I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from the garden for my tea; I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus."