Introduction to the Bach Flower Essences Part II: Walnut and Honeysuckle

June, 2009

Greetings, once again, to all of you who have an interest in holistic healing and a commitment to making natural, inexpensive modalities accessible to all.
I am continuing this column to acquaint you with 38 of my dearest friends, the Bach Flower Essences. They were originally developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s as homeopathic derivatives of flowers from his native Wales. The essences address emotional pain and are completely safe and non-addictive. Up to 10 or even 12 essences may be combined in one dosing bottle. Dosing is usually 4 drops 4 times a day, under the tongue. The dose may be increased to every 5-15 minutes in times of great need. The drops may also be diluted with water, in which case they last longer. I choose not to dilute them, perhaps just preferring to think they are more effective if they are more concentrated.

In the first article, we began with The Rescue Remedy and Holly. This month, I would like to introduce you to two more of the flowers: Walnut and Honeysuckle.
Both Walnut and
Honeysuckle are great remedies for resolving stressors. With Walnut, the stressors are external threat. With Honeysuckle, the stressor lies within your own heart, internal chasms of grief and bereavement, hauntings from the past.

Walnut is the Bach Flower Essence that provides protection from negative outside influences. It is the remedy of choice for people who are in vulnerable positions or any kind of transition state.Walnut helps with new beginnings, physical, mental or spiritual. If you are leaving behind old limits, restrictions, beliefs, Walnut is helpful. People who feel threatened or exposed to the elements, or people who are afraid of others can all use Walnut. People being manipulated or abused by others or people who are temporarily without their usual support systems, such as travelers, can all benefit from Walnut. People beginning retirement, entering psychotherapy, going through a divorce or just getting married can all use Walnut.
A person who is in the positive Walnut state is a free spirit, able to set sail for new horizons and is unaffected by outer circumstances or others’ opinions. These are the virtues which Walnut promotes.
Frankly, I keep a bottle of Walnut in the glove compartment of my car. I have also placed Walnut on my mailbox when it was being vandalized by teen hoodlums in the middle of the night. They kept knocking the poor thing over. I put Walnut on it, just once. It was never vandalized again. Hmmm!? Just a coincidence perhaps. Remember that vibrational remedies work on animate and inanimate objects, wherever you go, whatever you do, your vibes go with you!

If you have any particular questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]; 210 473-1619; or review my website at
References for this article available for your further study are: Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer and Bach Flower Essences for the Family by Wigmore Publications, Ltd., London.


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