Bach flower for weight loss ( guest post by Dew drop )

Bach flowers for weight loss

Bach Flowers can help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by dealing with any emotional issues that could cause you to overeat and sabotage your weight loss attempts. These 5 Bach Flower Remedies for losing weight will not eliminate the need to make some changes with regard to diet and exercise, but they will improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off permanently.

Agrimony – for comfort eating – using food to soothe emotional upsets . A person who will benefit from Agrimony will look emotionally balanced, cheerful and in control on the surface but will, in fact, be hiding sadness, grief or some other emotional turmoil. They are normally unaware of the negative emotions they are harbouring having found many ways of avoiding them, overeating being one of them.
Signs that you may benefit from taking AgrimonyYou are unhappy with your weight AND

  • You eat compulsively especially after emotional upsets
  • You would rather go home and eat alone than talk about your problems or face them
  • Others describe you as always happy and helpful
  • You are easily distracted from your weight loss goals and find yourself overeating, and yo-yo dieting

Taking Agrimony will help you to begin acknowledging your negative emotions, and releasing them, rather than attempting to suppress them by eating food. Weight loss is inevitable and easy when you are no longer driven by a compulsion to over-eat.

Cherry Plum – One of the Bach Flowers in the Bach Emotional Eating kit, Crab Apple helps with compulsive or binge eating and yo-yo dieting. Cherry Plum relieves feelings of inner tension, but unlike Agrimony the negative emotion is acknowledged and feels more extreme, so that there is a feeling that you might just lose control completely and undo all your good work by bingeing. These feelings are just the natural result of tension that has built up over time from your attempts to control your eating through will-power. Cherry Plum will help you to release the tension and leave you feeling your calm and in control self. Once you have regained your composure it is time to get to the root cause of your Cherry Plum state. Consider the possibility of easing up on your diet a little, because the fact that you are feeling so uptight about it is an indication that you are being too hard on yourself. Holding yourself to an overly high standard nearly always backfires and results in behaviour that takes you in the opposite direction. You can avoid this rebound effect by having more realistic goals and expectations to begin with. It may take a little longer than you would like but you stand a much better chance of reaching your weight loss goals when you are kind to yourself AND you will have more fun along the way .

Cerato – Do you look to others to guide you to your perfect weight? Do you have a mountain of information gathered over years of searching for the perfect weight loss plan? Are you still overweight after trying them all? Then Cerato is the Bach Flower Essence for you. Cerato will give you confidence in your ability to make good decisions regarding your diet and exercise. It will help you to make sensible food choices wherever you are without being influenced by those around you, advertising or any other factors. It will also help you to resist the temptation to try extreme diets for the sake of quick results, and to feel at ease with your weight – no matter what that is.

Chestnut Bud – One of the Bach flowers in the Bach Emotional Eating Kit. This is the Bach Flower for those who try the same sort of approach to weight loss over and over, and still fall into the same old traps that lead to “failure”. Unlike Cerato, Chestnut Bud is unlikely to look to others for guidance, but will tend to rush into action without thinking things through. When attempts to lose weight fail, instead of taking stock and trying to gain insights from their experience Chestnut Bud types prefer to forget about it immediately and move quickly to the next action. Perhaps it is trying too hard and then ending up bingeing and rebounding; perhaps it is not planning ahead so that you have the food you need; perhaps it is joining the gym again and then not going, perhaps it is buying those diet pills that didn’t work last time hoping that this time might be different – if you make the same “mistake” repeatedly then Chestnut Bud is the essence that will help you break that self-destructive cycle. While it is never a good idea to dwell on your failures, it is good to learn from them, and then move on. Chestnut Bud will help a person to slow down enough that they can learn from their experiences and no longer make the same mistakes.

Crab Apple – the physical and emotional cleansing remedy. Crab Apple is one of the 3 Bach Flowers in the Bach Emotional Eating kit.It is so much easier to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight when you feel comfortable with yourself as you are rather than fighting against feelings of unworthiness. You may not think that it is possible to love yourself at your current weight, but until you make peace with where you are you will always find weight loss a struggle. Crab Apple will help you to release any negative thoughts and feelings you have about yourself and restore you to your natural feelings of self-love and self acceptance allowing you to move towards your ideal weight with ease, loving where you are and who you are, every step of the way.
Taking Bach Flowers is one way of making the process of weight loss easier, potentially quicker and definitely more enjoyable. If you take Bach Flowers as you lose weight you will not only feel lighter in your physical body at the end of it, but also lighter in your spirit too.



Mind map of Chicory – the motherliness flower



Selfish. Always keeps self interest in view, possessive; undue expectations from others; self-pity if she does not get full attention. Always wants to get and to possess, never wants to give.

BOTANICAL NAME: Cichorium intybus


  1. Conditional love. Forcing good deeds on their dear ones.
  2. -Possessive, excessively interfering, secretly manipulating. Emotional blackmail.
  3. -Expect a great deal of others, demanding full support from those around, otherwise lapsing into self pity.
  4. -Domineering, demanding a lot, egoistic.
  5. -Watching over the needs, wishes and progress of the family and friends.
  6. -They like to have a kind of possessive pride in the feelings and the lives of their dear ones.
  7. -Always demanding attention from the family with tears of vexation when left alone.
  8. -Criticizing, correcting.
  9. -Find it hard to
    -Hysterical symptoms. Exaggerates misery to gain sympathy.
  10. -They have a deep lack of fulfillment, an inner emptiness, often a feeling of being unwanted and never having been properly loved. Childhood devoid of love.
  11. -There is a feeling of inner uncertainty and a fear of all kinds of losses.
  12. -They may shy from physical contact with others.

Mind map of Chestnut Bud – the learning flower

ChestNut Bud



Inattentive. Repeats the same mistakes again and again; does not learn from past experiences.

Absentminded, prone to road accidents.

Aesculus hippocastanum

1. Tends to repeat the same mistakes, never learns from experience.

2. Has the urge to enter into every new adventure, on a trial and error basis, and the outcome will invariably be the same.

3. Periodic illnesses occurring in an individual.

4. Their behaviour portrays them to be trying to escape from themselves, obsessively refusing to face their past, and their lives together.

5. Attempts to forget unpleasant experiences as quickly as possible.

6. Absentminded and inattentive children.

7. Slow to learn from life, mental blocks, retarded development.

8. Seems naive, awkward, inattentive.

Mind map of Cherryplum – the openness flower

Mind map of Cherryplum



Desperation. Fear of losing his mind’s control over his actions. Can do anything, even kill somebody or kill himself at the spur of the moment, without thinking.

Unbearable condition of the mind. Apt to act on impulse than on reason.

Prunus cerasifera

1. People losing their self-control on heading for a breakdown. Desperate, about to have a nervous breakdown.

2. Fear of doing something terrible at any moment (something one would never normally do) and then having to regret it for the rest of one’s life.

3. Afraid one is going mad.

4. Compulsive ideas, delusions.

5. Sudden, uncontrolled outbreaks of rage.

6. Destructive impulses, danger of suicide.

7. Useful in the treatment of bedwetting in children (self-control of daytime released during sleep, when there is no conscious body control).

8. Useful for rehabilitation of drug addicts.


Mind map of Cerato – the intuition flower

Mind map of Cerato


CERATO [Cerato]

Distrust of one’s own judgment. Inner uncertainty.

Lack of confidence in one’s own decisions.

Ceratostigma willmottiana

1. Fails to be guided by his inner voice. Asks others’ opinion about his personal problems, is confused on getting their conflicting views and usually opts for the wrong choice, then laments after discovering that his own judgment was after all correct. Meanwhile he made a nuisance of himself by asking frivolous questions from others.

2. Doubts the correctness of one’s own decisions, failure to trust one’s intuition.

3. Hoards knowledge but does not use it.

4. Needs the approval of others, identity is weak.

5. Changeable.

6. Constantly getting on nerves of others with their questions concerning subjective problems and minor issues.

7. Lacks the trust in others, not trusting his own judgment.

8. Cerato stimulates the dream life and dreams are remembered better.

Mind map of Centaury – the service flower

Mind map of Centaury



Lack of will, a weak willed slave doing other’s job, who cannot refuse to be used as door-mat by others. Persons who appear to have no choice except to obey others.

Centaurium erythraea, Centaurium umbellatum

1. Good natured, obedient, pleasant individuals, responsive to praise, who are guided by others and easily taken advantage of by their fellows.

2. Easily influenced by stronger personalities.

3. Easily persuaded.

4. They simply can’t say ‘No’ to others or refuse them.

5. Over-governed and exploited by others, they complain of tiredness and overwork.

6. Sometimes a martyr (because of sacrifices).

7. A slave, rather than a conscious helper.

8. Easily led astray in the desire to please others.

9. Desire for validation and recognition.

10. Most sensitive of all the Bach Flower Remedies.

11. Easily made unsure, upset and hurt.

12. Avoids disputes, unable to stand up for own interests.

13. Tends to give more than he has.

14. ‘Cinderella’ or doormat for others.

Mind map of Beech – the tolerance flower

Mind map of Beech


BEECH [Beec]

Intolerance, criticizes and condemns without making any allowance for even the genuine difficulties of others.

Unsympathetic, lacks humility.

Fagus sylvatica

1. Arrogant, highly critical; judging others by subjective, very narrow standards.

2. ‘Sees the speck in another’s eye, but not the log in his own’.

3. Seen in people from families belonging to a suppressed minority group, having had to swallow much hatred, humiliation, disappointment and injured self-esteem.