Bach Flower Remedies for PMS: Natural Remedies to Manage Mood Swings, Irritability & Depression

Bach Flower Remedies for PMS: Natural Remedies to Manage Mood Swings, Irritability & Depression

If you are one of the many women who suffer from PMS, you know how disruptive it can be to your life. Symptoms like mood swings, irritability, depression and feeling unclean can make it difficult to function normally. Many women turn to pharmaceuticals in an attempt to manage these symptoms, but there is a natural alternative: Bach flower remedies. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using Bach flower remedies for PMS and how they can help you manage your symptoms, naturally.

What are Bach Flower Remedies and how do they work?

Bach Flower Remedies are a natural form of healing that involves the use of flowers. These natural remedies were developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician, in the 1930s. There are 38 different Bach Flower Remedies, each of which is used to treat a specific emotion or mental state. For example, the remedy "Impatiens" is used to treat impatience, while "White Chestnut" is used to treat worry from an overactive mind. These natural remedies for PMS are prepared by infusing flowers in water. Different emotional states are each associated with a different type of flower, and by taking a remedy made from that particular flower, it is possible to alleviate the negative emotion and restore balance. Bach Flower Remedies are safe for both adults and children, and they can be taken alongside other medications.

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. 

Irritable family

Luckily, there is a natural way to relieve PMS symptoms - Bach Flower Remedies. They can help to alleviate the symptoms of PMS by balancing the emotional rollercoaster that comes with PMS and restoring harmony. As flower remedies address the emotions, they can help to rebalance this shift into a negative space and help bring you back into balance.

What are some of the best Bach Flower Remedies for PMS relief?

Here we outline 12 of the most common flower remedies for PMS, depending on what your specific emotional issues are. Flower remedies should always be chosen specifically for the individual and their emotions, rather than a combination of essences designed to treat a specific ailment e.g. PMS. PMS can present itself differently in different women so it's important that you select the right remedies for you.


Walnut is the remedy for change. It is helpful during any transition periods, including during your monthly cycle to help stabilise your body as it goes through changes. Walnut helps to break links and stabilise emotions as you go through periods of change and can help even out your emotions.


Mustard is for depression that comes and goes for no reason. It descends like a dark cloud out of nowhere and leaves the sufferer with little joy or motivation. Depression is a common symptom of PMS with some women and this remedy will bring some sunshine and lightness to their lives.


Scleranthus is for those who struggle to make decisions or who suffer from mood swings or sudden changes in temperament. Mood swings are a common occurrence during PMS as the body is subjected to an emotional hormone rollercoaster. Indecision and an inability to choose between two things is usually the primary indicator for this remedy but this can often externalise in mood swings.


Impatiens is for irritability and impatience. People who need this remedy get frustrated with the slow pace of things or people. As well as irritable, they can be tense and sometimes exhausted from a life of rushing and lack of patience.

Irritable woman

Crab Apple

Crab Apple is the cleansing remedy and can help us when we feel a sense of self loathing or lack of cleanliness. Often during PMS women don't feel the most attractive. There can be physical symptoms with PMS such as bloating or spots breaking out and this can lead to feeling less desirable. This remedy can help women to feel more respect and appreciation for their bodies and learn to self love.


Beech is for intolerance. These people are very critical of others and their shortcomings. They don't suffer fools gladly. This state of mind is very common during the PMS phase (along with Impatiens) when everyone gets on their nerves. This remedy can help with understanding and a more relaxed frame of mind.

Cherry Plum

Cherry Plum is for those who fear they're going to lose control. Their nerves are frayed and they feel at the end of their tether... the verge of a nervous breakdown. It can also be for irrational thoughts or a sense of hysteria, when in an uncontrollable rage. This remedy will help bring calm and perspective.


Holly is for anger or vengeful feelings such as jealousy, revenge, suspicious and hatred. These feelings can often be accompanied by strong bouts of rage, aggressiveness or temper. This remedy will help bring love.


Hornbeam is for a sense of lethargy and mental weariness. A constant Monday morning feeling of being unable to motivate and get started. This remedy can help lift your spirits to take on the day. If you feel more physical exhaustion after a period of exhaustion you should look into Olive instead.


Willow is the remedy for self-pity or resentment. It is for feelings of sulkiness and bitterness. Often these people have no sense of their own actions contributing to their current state of affairs and blame everyone else and have pity on themselves.

Aspen or Mimulus

If you suffer from anxiety, this can often be heightened during PMS. There are two main remedies for anxiety - Aspen and Mimulus. Aspen is for a general feeling of uneasiness with no known cause, just a general sense of foreboding. Mimulus is for known fears where there is a specific reason for the anxiety e.g. anxiety around heath or money.

How can you start using Bach Flower Remedies to manage your PMS symptoms today?

To start using Bach Flower Remedies for PMS today, choose the remedies that best match your symptoms or emotions. You can include up to seven remedies in a bottle at any one time. You should take the remedy four times a day until your symptoms improve (4 drops at a time.) At Mindful Remedies you can create your own personalised flower remedy selecting from any of the 38 Bach flower remedies available. We have created a page specifically for flower remedies for PMS, including all the remedies above so you can easily select the ones you'd like to include. Bach Flower Remedies are an easy and effective way to manage your PMS symptoms naturally... why not try today?

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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, motivation, 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.

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.


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