Edward Bach, a well known Harley Street physician and bacteriologist discovered 38 different types of negative mental state and then he identified a floral or vegetal remedy for each of them.
He spent his last years in Mount Vernon (Oxford.) where he completed his investigations and where the main floral essences are still being prepared.
These essences can and do help to curtail or control certain negative every day emotional pressures that make life that bit more difficult to bear.
It is a known fact that emotions also reflect on the physical well being, which means that feeling good emotionally can also make you feel better physically. It is important to identify your feelings and use the correct recommended flower to deal with it. For example if you are waiting for someone to call and you feel impatient, then this is what you have to deal with.
Sometimes it is difficult for us to identify or admit to certain feeling (i.e. jealousy), so it is not a bad idea to ask someone who knows you well what feeling you may be suffering from.
According to Dr. Bach there are seven groups of emotional state of mind and he has classified 38 different types of flowers that can deal with each one.
General lack of interest in the present:
Olive, White Chestnut, Wild Rose, Mustard, Honeysuckle, Clematis.
Red Chestnut, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, Aspen, Mimulus.
Gorse, Hornbeam, Gentian, Wild Oat, Cerato, Scleranthus.
Larch, Oak, Crab Apple, Willow, Elm, Pine, Sweet Chestnut
Holly, Centaury, Acrimony, Walnut.
Heather, Impatiens, Water Violet
Excessive preoccupation for the environment or other people
Vine, Vervain, Beech, Chicory, Rock Water.