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7 Flower Remedies for Depression

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7 Flower Remedies for Depression

Everyone feels down sometimes. Perhaps  you’re overwhelmed, exhausted from chronic illness, or dealing with life circumstances that feel hopeless.  Of course, you should always consult a doctor if you experience depression, particularly if you have suicidal thoughts or tendencies, or can’t cope with life.  But, if you just need a little support from a natural remedy to help you through one of the inevitable rough patches in life, Bach flower remedies can help.

Edward Bach was a medical doctor and one of the earliest homeopaths at the beginning of the twentieth century.  Disillusioned by modern medicine, he believed that every physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual symptom offered clues as to what we need to restore balance.  Over time,  he discovered flower remedies.

Following are some of Bach’s flower remedies for depression.  Select the remedy or remedies that best match how you are feeling.  You can take one or more remedies.  Simply add four drops of the remedy to a glass of water and sip throughout the day.  Alternatively, take two drops under the tongue four times a day or as necessary.

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7:10AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

interesting info

7:08PM PDT on May 21, 2014

Thanks

7:50PM PDT on May 12, 2014

I don't know why most articles on flower essences always refer to the Bach essences,There are many many other essence sets available. I use the ones from Perelandra ltd.They not only have flower essences that deal with emotional health, they have a whole line of microbial ballancing solutions that address every body system. And they have essence products just for animals, plants, the soil,and human innitiated projects. The idea here is that humans are highly creative but they don't know beans about ballance. Nature knows how to keep things in ballance, so when people 'work' with Nature, the inherent intelligence in Nature will move the human project foreward in ballance. It is fascinating stuff to watch this unfold.

1:11PM PDT on May 12, 2014

thanks

10:21PM PDT on May 9, 2014

Flower remedies work gently on the energetic system of the total being, along with.proper nutrition, exercise, balancing of hormones & dealing with life issue's in a positive way it can greatly help being another "tool in the natural arsenal". The great thing about flower remedies is they are gentle & have no side effects & can be a gentle.nudge that can help oneself move in the direction of being able to.implement all.of the other healthy tools mentioned above, because they help balance the energetic being therefore moving oneself in a positive direction of making better choices all around.

5:27AM PDT on May 7, 2014

Thank you :)

3:58AM PDT on May 7, 2014

Let the nature and the scent arouse our spirit

5:33PM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Great article, and they are excellent for animals, just pop prescribed amount of drops in the pets water bowl.

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

According to someone here he is a charlatan-of course people need to do research online and from many sources that are not connected to business sites such as selling herbs or prescribed medications to come to your own conclusion.

According to Wikipedia:

"Edward Bach ; September 24, 1886 – November 27, 1936) was a British physician, homeopath and spiritual writer, best known for developing a range of remedies called the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions.

In 1930, at the age of 43, he decided to search for a new healing technique. He spent the spring and summer discovering and preparing new flower remedies - which include no part of the plant but simply what Bach claimed to be the pattern of energy of the flower. In the winter he treated patients free of charge.

Rather than being based on medical research, using the scientific method, Bach's flower remedies were intuitively derived[9] and based on his perceived psychic connections to the plants.[4]p. 185 If he felt a negative emotion, he would hold his hand over different plants, and if one alleviated the emotion, he would ascribe the power to heal that emotional problem to that plant. He believed that early morning sunlight passing through dew-drops on flower petals transferred the healing power of the flower onto the water,[10] so he would collect the dew drops from the plants and preserve the dew with an equal amount of brandy to produce a moth

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

This is to add to my comment below--To add to the wikipedia article (Keep on forgetting there is a word limit--)

so he would collect the dew drops from the plants and preserve the dew with an equal amount of brandy to produce a mother tincture which would be further diluted before use.[11] Later, he found that the amount of dew he could collect was not sufficient, so he would suspend flowers in spring water and allow the sun's rays to pass through them.[10]

"Rather than recognizing the role of germ theory of disease, defective organs and/or tissue, and other known and demonstrable sources of disease, Bach thought of illness as the result of a conflict between the purposes of the soul and the personality's actions and outlooks. This internal war, according to Bach, leads to negative moods and energy blocking, which causes a lack of "harmony," thus leading to physical diseases.'

The doctor has passed away back in 1936.

A good idea is to discuss with a pharmacist if you are going to take herbals along with any of your regular medication as the two can have a bad effect such as St. John's wort and depression medication-even if you drink grapefruit juice that can also cause trouble with some prescribed medication!

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Anyone contemplating suicide needs to consult a professional health care provider or hospital immediately.

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