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Bach Flower Remedy Dosages

Updated on February 8, 2013

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.

Emergency dosage

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.

Pets’ dosage

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.

Plants’ dosage

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.

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      Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

      Hi gagan - try Crab Apple - 4 pills thrice a day - you'll find it helps.

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      gagan 5 years ago

      hi mam ,what is choice for ocd ? as i am sufferin from it and dosage?

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      Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

      Yes, you could. You could also add Natrum Mur 6x (5 pills thrice a day) to Holly and see if you feel better.

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      Ravi Heggadi 5 years ago

      Dear mam,

      I am using Holly pills (3X3 times daily) for over two months for my allergic rhinitis. I feel better. Can I continue another 2 months till winter gets over?

      Warm regards

      Ravi Heggadi

      raviheggadi@gmail.com

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Hi Kesavan - thank you for reading. I will email you.

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      kesavan 6 years ago

      Respected mam,

      i am aged about 60 and i am a cronic asthmatic patient of 40 years. is there any bach remedy which can cure me. pl give me advice. my email id: kesavanb8@gmail.com

      thanking you

      kesavan. b

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Hi Dolly - look forward to the results - I do hope they work well for you. Thanks for coming by and reading!

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      dolly 7 years ago

      i have read, digested and gained knowledge of the bach remedy treatment. found it to be most interesting, resourseful and enlightening.

      here is the plan....... i am now going to experience it myself for reasons i will not divulge at the moment.

      the reason i have chosen to test these remedies and comment is due to the fact that i have not seen a post like this. the before and after effect so to speak.

      looking forward to the results i will realise and ofcourse, to sharing it with others.

      i will also be saying why i used the remedies and catoluge and post here on a regular basis my trasition to becoming better.

      hope this post will encourge people to revisit this site and see the improvements the remedies make.

      i also hope that shalini kagal will be interested in my contribution...................so lol onwards and upwards lol

      p.s. only had a sniff of the dropper lol lol lol and im more optimistic lol.

      peace health and happiness

      dolly

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Thank you for reading Keith - I do hope you find this useful!

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      Keith Schroeder 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Interesting and informative article. You put a lot of work into this and it shows. Your knowledge on the subject is deep. Excellent research.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      I do hope you find the ebook useful, Pacal - thanks for downloading it. Honeysuckle helps - do let me know how it goes :)

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      Pacal Votan 7 years ago

      I looked them up in your ebook (the fantastic ebook written by Shalini Kagal) and I think I'll need lots of Honeysuckle and some Rescue Remedy. But no Holly, for God's sake! I have too much love already (for someone who apparently doesn't need any of it). :(

      Thanks you! I'll try the Honeysuckle.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Awwww Pacal! Try a couple of doses of Rescue Remedy, followed by a few doses of Honeysuckle and Holly. Here's to sunny days ahead sooooon!

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      Pacal Votan 7 years ago

      Hey Shalini - What is the Bach flower remedy for when your heart is broken? I'd need emergency dosage!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi Duchess OBlunt (what a delightful name!) - they've been around for years but you're right - they haven't had the exposure they needed - hope this was helpful.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Very Interesting Hub. I had never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing it

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for coming by and reading Anjali :)

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      Wow! That was something new to me. I'll keep that remedy in mind. Thx for sharing.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Oh yeah!!!!! that 'dare to hub' hub - yes, am half way thru - you set a high standard my friend - and have been busy with overseeing hubby's new office - will be back with the hub :)

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      You're not copping out are you? LOL The India hub! And now she remembers, and says "oh yeah...." :D

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Aya - there isn't - since these are basically enery patterns, the body takes the vibration it needs and just ignores the rest - which by itself is harmless. Since the energy is positive, the explanation is that there are no negative effects - so there is supposed to be no toxicity in any form even if you drink bucketfuls :) Bow will love it I'm sure!

      Yes Cris - just what we need - not that - like I said to Aya - more will harm in any way - but why waste all that goodness?

      .....er...which one? I'm growing senile...help me with my memory here :D

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Like in everything else that we do - everything in moderation.

      Btw, where's the "dare to hub" hub? :D

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      Aya Katz 8 years ago from The Ozarks

      Shalini, is there an absolute maximal dosage past which it is toxic?

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Great to see you here cgull - yes, we do, don't we?

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Well done Shalini, this article is very useful. I used it for my stomach pain once it worked like a charm. Glad to see the nature has so much solution for us but instead we rely too much on medications.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for coming by RGraf :)

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I haven't heard of this either. Very interesting. Thank you for the info.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi there Candie - they do, they do - I bring my dogs up on Biochemics and Bach!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I could have sworn I already commented! These are great remedies!! Thanks shalini! They do work on dogs!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi AIDY - Thank you! I do hope you and your classmates find them effective.

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Hi Shalini!

      I am really looking into these remedies, I am very happy you hub about these. I do share this information with a few of my classmates. Thank you!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi Frieda - yes, RR is one of the best known remedies and I'm always amazed at the speed with which it works. Try diluting it in half a cup of water ans sipping :)

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      i've taken rescue remedy. It works like a charm, I can say, but the taste is not so charming. I love this series, Shalini, I'm so glad you're writing it.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Sabu :)

      FP - no supervision needed! Think rose water - we use it in so many recipes.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Shal, do these have to be taken under supervision...or can one just try them based on second hand knowledge gleaned for instance through your hubs or books?

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Shalini. the extent of your knowledge never fails to amaze me. Simply super

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      They're really good Christoph :)

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Hi Shalini! I have never heard of Bach Flower Remedies. Perhaps I'll try some. Thanks!