Flower Remedies: The Natural Way to Reduce Stress

April is recognised as National Stress Awareness Month. This means that it is a time to focus on the effects of stress and how to manage it in a natural, holistic way. In this guest post, Lucy Edwards provides recommendations on which Bach flower remedies can help during times of stress. Lucy is the founder of Mindful Remedies who offer personalised flower remedies, natural remedies for emotional wellbeing.

What is stress?

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Stress is a reaction to a situation where we feel threatened or feel under pressure. Stress can be physical, like when you are running from something dangerous. It can also be emotional, like when you are worried about an upcoming test. When we experience stress, our bodies release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones make us more alert and ready to fight or take flight. Although stress can be helpful in some situations, it can also have negative effects on our health. Chronic stress can lead to problems like anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It is important to learn how to manage stress in order to protect our health. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your stress levels, read on for some helpful tips including Bach flower remedies as a natural way to deal with stress.

Managing Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, but it can become overwhelming. When stress is unmanaged, it can lead to physical and mental health problems. However, there are many ways to manage stress effectively. One way to manage stress is to identify the sources of stress in your life. Once you know what is causing your stress, you can begin to take steps to avoid or eliminate those triggers. Additionally, it is important to develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress. Some people find that exercise helps to relieve stress, while others find that journaling or spending time in nature helps them to feel more relaxed. By taking proactive steps to manage your stress, you can improve your overall wellbeing.

How Flower Remedies Can Naturally Help Reduce Stress

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, Bach flower remedies for stress can help.

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Bach flower remedies are a type of natural remedy that can be used for stress relief as well as other emotional problems. When you feel stressed, your emotions are out of balance. Bach flower remedies can help restore this imbalance and restores emotional stability so that you feel better and live your life more fully again. There are 38 flower remedies, each relating to a different emotional issue. In addition to stress, they can help with anxiety, sleep, motivation and more.

They are safe for all ages and are a gentle form of emotional healing. They are taken orally either directly into the mouth or in a glass of water. You should have a minimum of four drops, four times per day. However, you can’t overdose on them so if you’re feeling particularly stressed, you may want to take more often.

The benefits of using Bach Flower Remedies:

  • A natural and holistic approach to emotional well-being and mental health
  • Safe, gentle and no side effects
  • Suitable for all ages
  • No interactions with existing medication

Which flower remedies can help with stress?

Find a remedy that resonates with you and your emotions. Read through these descriptions, then pick the ones which sound most relevant to how you’re feeling.


You feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities in your life. You know that it’s not all on you, but for some reason this feels too much to handle right now. The Elm flower remedy will help you regain stability and confidence, as you’re usually a capable person, temporarily feeling under pressure.

Cherry Plum

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You’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown and feel like you might explode from stress. Your nerves are stretched to breaking point, with each tugged upon being an uncontrollable burst of rage or anger. The Cherry Plum remedy will help to bring calm to frayed nerves.

White Chestnut

You feel like your brain is in overdrive and won’t stop spinning. You’re consumed by thoughts, constantly worrying or thinking about all the things you have to do before bedtime! It’s exhausting being stuck on this cycle of mental activity that just doesn’t let up for even a second. The White Chestnut remedy will help you calm your overactive brain and can help with insomnia.


You’re always ready to point out other people’s flaws and weaknesses, but it seems like you can’t see your own. You’ll often find something wrong with everything they do or say. You can’t stand when people don’t live up to your standards. You’re irritated and quick-tempered, which makes it hard for others around you because they’ll suffer any abuse from being called “foolish.” The Beech remedy will help you be more compassionate and tolerant.


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Vervain is for the passionate, those who cannot rest. Your stress comes from a mind always on and you’re unable to let yourself relax because you’re so enthused about a cause -this can lead us into exhaustion or burn out. Taking this remedy will help you learn to rest and unwind.


You are the type of person who wants to get things done fast and doesn’t like waiting around for other people or things. This can lead you into irritation, stress & tension because your mind is always active which makes it difficult when there’s nothing happening quickly enough! The Impatiens remedy can help bring patience.

Rock Water

You have strong opinions on how you and others should live, but often deny yourself simple pleasures in the pursuit of perfection. While some people are happy with the way things turn out, you can’t let go. You’re always looking to improve so everything will be perfect and needs to meet your high standards. The Rock Water remedy helps with flexibility of the mind.

Rock Rose

Rock Rose helps in moments of panic and anxiety when your stress levels have reached an extreme. In these mentally warfare-like states, one feels frozen from the inside out with fear for their life or wellbeing as they struggle to deal yet another tough day at work/home etc… The Rock Rose remedy can help with courage and calm.

Interested in creating your own remedy?

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Through Mindful Remedies, you can create your own personalised flower remedy including up to seven flower remedies in a bottle. Unlike other companies, Mindful Remedies only offer personalised flower remedies so that your remedy is tailored just for you, your specific emotions and personal circumstances.

Alternatively, you can choose to book an online Bach flower consultation with Lucy who is a registered Bach practitioner. In a consultation you’ll get expert advice and a supportive ear to listen to what’s going on in your life and suggest specific remedies for you.

This blog was written by Lucy Edwards from Mindful Remedies.

There are affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission if you buy directly from a link within this article. We only ever have affiliate links for products we only promote products we use and believe in (we both use Bach remedies personally and within our sessions with clients when relevant).

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