12 Flower Remedies For PMS

12 Flower Remedies For PMS

Do you suffer from mood swings, irritability, anger or anxiety during or before your period? If so, you're not alone. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a very common condition that affects many women. While there are many pharmaceutical treatments available for PMS, some women prefer to use natural remedies. Bach flower remedies for PMS are one such option. In this blog post, we will discuss 12 Bach flower remedies that can help treat the emotional side of PMS.

What are Bach Flower Remedies & their uses

Bach flower remedies are a holistic, natural treatment for emotional and mental imbalances. Made from the flowers of wild plants growing in the English countryside, these remedies are based on the belief that each plant has its own unique energy signature that can help to restore balance in the body. There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each of which is designed to treat a specific emotional condition. Bach flower remedies can be used to treat conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, fear, and anger. They can also be used to support people during times of transition or challenge, such as when starting a new job or coping with bereavement.

Bach flower remedies are safe for both adults and children and can be taken alongside other medications. The remedies are taken in liquid form, either by adding a few drops to water or by making up a treatment bottle with a combination of remedies. Most people start to feel the balancing effects of the Bach flower remedies within a few days, although more engrained emotional issues will take longer to respond (often months.) There are no side effects associated with these remedies, making them an appealing option for those looking for a safe and effective way to treat emotional imbalances.

What are some other emotional issues flower remedies can help with?

Flower remedies are an excellent way to find relief for all kinds of emotional issues including anxiety, depression, motivation, sleep disturbance, confidence and more. They can be used during toddler tantrums, the demands parenthood brings on one's schedule, menopause symptoms - even when dealing grief after losing someone close.

How can Bach Flower Remedies help with PMS symptoms specifically?

Many women suffer from PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, every month. PMS can cause a variety of symptoms, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and fatigue. For some women, these symptoms are mild and manageable. However, for others, PMS can be debilitating.

During the phase prior to ovulation, hormones reach their peak and alongside physical changes, many women also experience negative emotions including sensitivity, mood swings, irritability, intolerance and exhaustion or lethargy.

For some women, these changes in mood can be so severe that they have a negative impact on their family and relationships. While the occasional argument with a loved one is normal, PMS-induced mood swings can make it difficult to maintain healthy and supportive relationships. In some cases, women may find themselves withdraw from those they love the most during this time of the month. 

flower remedies pms natural remedies

The 12 Bach Flower Remedies for PMS

Bach flower remedies are a popular natural remedy for PMS.They can help to correct emotional imbalances that may be causing PMS symptoms. Each flower remedy targets a different emotional state, for example, the remedy Impatiens is helpful for women who are impatient and easily irritated during their PMS. 

Here are our recommendations on flower remedies for PMS, their individual purpose and benefits.


  • You feel depressed for no reason.
  • Depression, melancholy, gloom, dark clouds.
  • You have a reduced energy and lack of drive or joy.
  • Dark feelings come and you don't know why.
  • Positive potential: inner serenity, not able to be shaken

Crab Apple:

  • You don’t like some aspect of your body or mind.
  • Cleansing remedy – for self-loathing or feeling unclean - which can be common during PMS.
  • You may be obsessive about small things e.g. looks, house or hygiene.
  • Positive potential: control thoughts & accept self

Cherry Plum:

  • You fear you might lose control
  • Nerves are stretched to breaking point, uncontrolled outbreaks of rage
  • You feel like you’re heading for a breakdown, a ticking time bomb
  • Positive potential: courage and composure


  • You can be intolerant, judgemental & critical
  • You're easily irritated and don’t suffer fools gladly
  • People who need Beech Bach flower remedy like order & precision, can’t see why others wouldn’t live like you
  • Positive potential: tolerance & compassion for others


  • You feel anger or hatred towards others
  • Outbursts of temper and aggression
  • Strong emotions - rage, anger, envy, jealousy, suspicion, greed
  • Positive potential: love and goodwill


  • You feel impatient with the slow pace of people or things
  • You can be irritable and want everything done in a hurry
  • Active mind and restlessness which can lead to tension and exhaustion
  • Positive potential: to live a life less rushed & patience


  • You struggle to make decisions or experience mood swings
  • Uncertainty and indecision, you can't order thoughts or concentrate, inner restlessness
  • Prone to mood swings or changing outlook
  • Positive potential: calm certainty


  • You are sensitive to change or outside influences
  • Adjusting to transitions of life or biological changes e.g. PMS
  • Can be led astray from life path or unable to break from past
  • Positive potential: to help change and stay true to yourself


  • You are resentful and self-pitying
  • Feel sorry for yourself & blame others, sulky and bitter
  • "Life can be so unfair"
  • You carry a grudge & begrudge others good fortune
  • Positive potential: to take responsibility for your fate


  • You feel mentally weary at the thought of a task ahead
  • Monday morning feeling, a lack of motivation
  • You find menial tasks boring and prone to procrastination
  • Positive potential: spirits lifted and certain of ability

Flower remedies for anxiety 

For many, anxiety seems to intensify during this time, casting shadows over what might otherwise be manageable days. Below are two remedies that can help calm your anxiety. You may also want to consider Rock Rose (for panic attacks) or White Chestnut (for an overactive mind / insomnia.)


  • You feel on edge but can't say why
  • Unconscious anxiety and fear, not about anything specific
  • May get physical sensations of anxiety - trembling, sweating, butterflies
  • Positive potential: fearlessness and less apprehension


  • You're anxious or fearful about something specific
  • Fearful about a known problem e.g. illness, money, travel, death
  • Also, for people who are shy or nervous
  • Positive potential: to face your fears and less irrational worry


Are there any side effects or risks associated with using Bach Flower Remedies for PMS relief?

Bach Flower Remedies are a safe and effective way to find relief from PMS symptoms. They can be used by people of all ages and alongside any existing medications without contamination. However, if you have any concerns, discuss with your healthcare professional first.

How to use Bach Flower Remedies for PMS

Bach flower remedies are completely natural remedies for PMS, with no side effects. You take the flower remedies by mouth either directly into your mouth or in a glass of water. You should take the drops a minimum of four drops, four times per day but you can't overdose on flower remedies so we recommend you follow your intuition and emotions if you feel you need to take more often.

If you're interested to try Bach flower remedies for your PMS, you can create a personalised blend of up to seven flower remedies in a treatment bottle. Mindful Remedies is run by Lucy Edwards, a professional Bach flower practitioner, qualified and registered with the Bach Centre. Through this website you can create your own personalised blend and she will hand craft your requested flower remedies and post them to you - anywhere in the world. To create your own natural remedy for PMS you can add any of the above remedies to a treatment bottle (up to 7.)

If you would like personalised advice from Lucy, you can book an online Bach flower consultation with her via Zoom at the link below.

about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.