The Elm Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

The Elm Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility and pressure of work and family? Are you feeling stressed and panicked, like you can't cope? If so, there is help. Elm Bach flower remedy could be just what you need to restore balance and get your life back on track. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at Elm Bach flower remedy, its uses and how it can help you feel more in control of your life. Keep reading to learn more!

Elm Bach Flower: For overwhelm

Elm is for those who feel overwhelmed by responsibility or pressure leading to a temporary lapse in confidence. Usually a strong character, these people have a lot on their plate with too many commitments which can become too more to bear. They feel like they can’t cope anymore and the pressure has become too much leading to feelings of overwhelm, panic, depression or anxiety. They often also feel exhausted.

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Often these people hold positions of power or responsibility in work which can be very stressful and the constant demands of time and pressure can just sometimes become too much as more and more responsibility is piled on. This can lead to a feeling of paralysis, unable to make decisions as the stress has become too much.

This remedy helps to calm to mind so that problems can be put into perspective and dealt with rationally as well as a return of confidence lost during this temporary crisis.

Elm Bach Flower in Brief

When you're in a negative state, people who need Elm can feel:

  • You’re overwhelmed by responsibility
  • Usually a strong character, you suddenly feel inadequate
  • Too much pressure and responsibility
  • A feeling of not being able to keep up
  • Temporary dip in self esteem or confidence
  • You feel you don’t have the stamina to cope – you feel exhausted
  • A moment of weakness in a usually strong person
  • You mind freezes due to being overwhelmed – you can’t decide what to tackle first 

While in a positive state, Elm can help you:

  • To calm your mind and put things into perspective
  • To deal with your problems rationally

If this remedy strikes a chord with you, simply click the button below to incorporate it into your personalised blend. You have the flexibility to select up to seven remedies in your Mindful Remedies treatment bottle.

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Other Bach remedies to consider alongside Elm

Here are a few remedies you may want to consider alongside Elm or instead of depending on how you’re feeling.


Stress can manifest itself in many different ways and have many different root causes. Here are a few remedies you might want to consider –

Rock Water is for people who are complete perfectionists. They are strongly self-disciplined and deny themselves simple things in the pursuit of perfection. These people are often also quite rigid minded and have very set ideals. This remedy will help them to go with the flow.

Vervain is the remedy for those who are overly excited and enthusiastic that they’re unable to rest and their enthusiasm consumes them. This can lead to restlessness, stress, tension and exhaustion.

Impatiens is for people who need everything done in a hurry and can be irritable and impatient if things don’t go as quickly as they’d like. They have an active mind and can be restless. This remedy will help them to slow down and enjoy a slower pace of life.

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If your lack of confidence isn’t temporary and is more longstanding, you may want to consider Larch.

Larch is for people who really lack confidence in their abilities, so much so that they don’t even try to attempt to start things as they’re convinced they’ll fail. They feel inferior to others and don’t believe in themselves.


There are a number of remedies for anxiety. Here are a select few to consider -

Mimulus is for people who are anxious or fearful about something specific e.g. money worries or health.

Aspen is for anxieties with no known cause, more of a general feeling of uneasiness or apprehension.

White Chestnut is for an overactive mind, whirring non-stop with thoughts going round and round in the mind - which can sometimes lead to anxiety and can also be associated with stress and overwhelm.

Read more about Bach flower remedies for anxiety


Olive is for physical exhaustion after a period of great strain where your body feels utterly devoid of energy and is at the last straw.

Oak is for those who don’t know when to take a break and plod on regardless, never complaining but ignoring the body’s need to rest. They don’t rest unless their body forces them to.

Hornbeam is for mental weariness and a lack of motivation to get started on a task. Prone to procrastination and a constant Monday morning feeling. Energy is revived however once the task is started or if something interesting comes along.

Creating your personalised remedy

At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to self-select your own personalised remedy and you can select any of the 38 Bach flower remedies created by Dr Bach. You can work with up to seven flower essences at any one time.

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Alternatively, you can choose to get more expert advice from a registered practitioner who will be able to provide a different opinion on your situation and suggest the right remedies for you.

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We only offer personalised remedies as we believe this is the best outcome for the person and is in accordance with Bach’s philosophy.

How do you take Bach flower remedies?

You should take a minimum of four drops, four times per day. Flower remedies are taken by mouth generally (although they can be applied topically or added to a bath for an additional dose if you wish.) Typically, people either put the drops straight into their mouth or they add to a glass of water. We recommend taking first thing in the morning and last thing at night and at least two other times. Sometimes it’s useful to have your remedy bottle at your desk or by the kettle perhaps – so you are reminded to take your drops.

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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.