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Bach Flower Remedy: Elm And Inadequacy

Updated on February 13, 2013

The Bach flower remedy Elm is great in the lives of strong and responsible people when they have their occasional moments of inadequacy or weakness. In general, those who might need Elm usually do not need it on a continuing basis – they need it occasionally when they hit the potholes of exhaustion and weakness on a road that they usually travel with a great deal of hard work, courage and strength.


Elm people are capable and usually hold positions of responsibility and power. They come up in any organisation by the sheer dint of hard work and they can be thoroughly relied on to get any job done. They never shirk their responsibilities and it is only when there is far too much work for them to manage that they show signs of not being able to cope. A few doses of Elm is all it takes to get them up and going again. Elm also makes them see that there are some things that are simply too much for them to handle – so maybe they should leave it to be done later or get more hands on the job.


For the most part, Elm people are optimistic and altruistic. They take things in their stride and if there is one fault, they think that they can handle anything - not in a proud, boastful way but in a very practical way. This sometimes means that they bite off more than they can chew simply because they did not view it with objectivity. When they find that they cannot cope, there is a momentary feeling of depression and if this is allowed to continue, they may just lose their self confidence. With a few doses of Elm, they regain the mental strength to cope with whatever needs to be done.


Very often, the Elm person relies on himself a little too much and this can lay him open to hurt. He thinks if he does things well, emotionally, too, things will go the way he expects them to. Moderation is something that Elm teaches him – that and the objectivity to see things as they are and not expect them to be what he wants them to be. Elm has been called ‘psychological smelling salts’ and the moment a person like this feels low, he should take a dose of Elm to feel good again. Elm really is a great revitaliser even in matters of the heart.


Many Elm people will offer to do a lot when it comes to their church or their religious place of worship. Very soon, they find that everyone else just passes on any work to be done to them and there comes a time when it can be overwhelming. To prevent being at the receiving end of others’ laziness and not to feel a sense of despair, a few doses of Elm will help you feel much better.

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      sabu singh 7 years ago

      Shalini, what if one is prpetually feeling weak and / or inadequate? Does Elm help even then? In which case I would be a big customer lol.

      Great Hub again.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      No Sabu - not Elm _ I;ll send you a cocktail of Bach for that :)

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      sabu singh 7 years ago

      Eagerly awaited Shalini.With the number of defects I have, only a Molotov cocktail would help lol.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      haha Sabu - you jest - but that's you. Will bring it along next time we meet!

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      pan1974 7 years ago

      I need some of that stuff.Can I find it in a natural health food store,or some teas.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I'm learning so much from you, Shalini. Your writing is so precise, detailed and thorough yet very easy to read. Another great hub to your credit.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Yes you might be able to find it in some stores pan1974 - or you could order it online. Thanks for reading.

      Thank you Dohn - glad you found it easy to get through!

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      Brian Stephens 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I think everyone needs a helping hand of some sort occasionally, so natural products look to me like a good option.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for coming by BrianS - yes, I too feel natural should be the way to go!

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