Introducing the Bach essences

Bach flower essences are used to treat the emotional state of a person, which Dr Edward Bach believed was the cause of physical health problems.

Bach Essences

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Twelve Healers

Twelve plants that Dr Bach associated with particular personality types

Seven Helpers

For those whose conditions have become chronic

Second Nineteen

For treating emotional response to traumatic events


It started with Dr Bach

Edward Bach was born in Moseley, near Birmingham, in 1886 and trained as a doctor in London. For several years he worked investigating the role of bacteriology in chronic disease. His researches led him to recognise that there were clear personality types that related to the various patterns of ill health, irrespective of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient. Working with vaccine therapy and later with homeopathic principles, he moved towards the discovery of the flower essences. These he felt could help to harmonise the emotional imbalances that he came to see as the real cause of physical illness.

Dr Edward Bach

Learn Dr Bach's approach to health

The Guided Learning Programme is a free to use on-line application that's a step-by-step introduction to how to use and work with Bach flower essences.



Guided learning programme

We are continuing Dr Bach's work

We make the essences from the heart of the English countryside and publish original research, in multiple languages, open and free to access with the Bach Educational Resource.

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