- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Bach Flower Remedy Dosages
Bach flower remedy dosages, like biochemic remedies, are not harmful, never mind how many doses you take in a day. However, taking the regular prescribed dose does work better unless it is an emergency when many more doses at shorter intervals can be given. These remedies can be taken by infants, children, adults, pets and even sprayed on plants.
The usual dose
The dosage for most ailments is two drops from the bottle the remedy comes in, four times a day. You should try to see that you don’t eat or drink anything for fifteen minutes before and after the dose if you want the remedy to act well. These are gentle healing remedies and strong flavours and tastes can minimize their effects. The first dose should be on an empty stomach in the morning, followed by doses at noon, evening and night at bedtime. The easiest way to have it is to put two drops into your mouth using the dropper. Do take care not to let the dropper touch your mouth. In most cases, the remedy will have to continue for three to four weeks. You will most probably feel better after the first few doses with the right remedy but you must continue and give it a chance to work well in your body.
When it is a serious case, you can administer two drops from the dropper bottle every fifteen minutes if necessary till the person looks better after which you can get back to four doses a day. In absolute emergencies, you can increase each dose to four drops.
Infants’ and young children’s dosage
One drop four times a day is the usual dose unless it is an emergency. Children usually respond very quickly to Bach remedies and sometimes one dose is all it takes to make them all right.
Like children, one drop four times a day is the regular dose unless there is an emergency when you can make it a drop every half an hour till there is visible improvement.
For plants, you can put two drops in a spray bottle and fill it up with water. You can then spray the plants with it. Plants that are diseased, have had a shock or are dying can be revived with regular spraying in most cases.
Other ways to administer Bach remedies
You can put the drops into a tablespoon of water and drink it. You can even put them into half a cup of water and sip it. In case you want to give these remedies to someone in the family without them knowing, you could put two drops into a glass of water and give it to them. It is preferable not to add it to juice or other hot or cold drinks. These remedies are so gentle yet effective but they must not be exposed to strong tastes or flavours.
They can be put into water and used as compresses when somehow is hurt or in pain. They can even be put into the bathwater – 5 drops to a full bath is recommended.
Bach remedies are very often given in combination – a drop from each of the chosen Bach remedies for each dose.
What’s more, Bach remedies can be used with other medicines, including allopathic medication as well. They do not affect them. In fact, they are a great way to augment their healing power. They are however, best when used with other forms of holistic medicine.
Here are Bach’s 38 flower remedies and the most well known one of them all, the 39th – Rescue Remedy, a combination.
Aspen, Agrimony, Beech, Cherry Plum, Chestnut Bud, Centaury, Cerato, Crab Apple, Chicory, Clematis, Elm, Gorse, Gentian, Heather, Hornbeam, Holly, Honeysuckle, Impatiens, Larch, Mustard, Mimulus, Olive, Oak, Pine, Rock Rose, Rock Water, Red Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Scleranthus, Sweet Chestnut, Vine, Vervain, Water Violet, White Chestnut, Wild Oat, Walnut, Wild Rose, Willow, Rescue Remedy.