Natural Flower Remedies to Treat Menopause Depression

Natural Flower Remedies to Treat Menopause Depression

Mental health is an important aspect of overall health, regardless of your age. Mood swings, anxiety and depression can be common during menopause due to the hormone shift. However, if these symptoms persist or worsen, it’s important to seek help. There are many different types of treatment available that can help improve your quality of life. Don’t suffer in silence – there is support out there for you!

When it comes to treating menopause depression, there are a variety of different options available. For some women, antidepressants may be the right choice, while others may find relief in hormone therapy or lifestyle changes. However, for those looking for an alternative approach, Bach flower remedies deserve consideration. What are Bach flower remedies, and how do they work? Keep reading to find out!

What Causes Depression During Menopause?

Menopause can bring about notable changes in a woman's physical and emotional wellbeing. Hot flashes, night sweats, and difficulty sleeping are common, but so too is depression. While it can be difficult to identify any one cause of depression experienced during menopause, some factors increase the risk. Stressful life events like the death of a loved one or job loss can compound the effects of fluctuating hormones, while those with a prior history of depression may have more difficulty managing the disorder during menopause. Substance use and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or hypothyroidism can also contribute to rates of depression in postmenopausal women. Through seeking effective treatment, however, many women are able to manage both their hormonal and mental health symptoms related to menopause depression with success.

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What are Bach Flower Remedies?

Bach flower remedies are a holistic form of mental health support developed by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930s. Bach's research identified 38 flowers, each one corresponding to a distinct mental or emotional state, such as fear, and explored how to create remedies from them for dealing with human emotions. After diluting petals of carefully selected flowers in distilled water, the water is infused with their energetic and vibrational properties, creating each individualised remedy. Used as a self-help tool and taken internally, this natural medicine addresses the underlying cause of imbalance without any side effects. It's been credited helping people feel emotionally balanced, relaxed and confident when faced with life's challenges.

How Can Bach Flower Remedies Can Help With Menopause Depression?

Bach flower remedies for menopause are especially useful for women who experience anxiety or depression during menopause but do not want to take heavy prescription medications which may cause side effects. during menopause but do not want to take heavy prescription medications which may cause side effects. A simple daily routine incorporating Bach flower remedies into diet, exercise, relaxation techniques and lifestyle changes provide an effective way of managing menopause depression and other related issues.

Which Can Bach Flower Remedies Can Help With Menopause Depression?

Here we provide an overview of some of the most common Bach flower remedies associated with menopause depression. We are all unique so everyone’s experiences of depression will be different, therefore it’s important to identify the remedies that resonate specifically with you and only take those. If you take a “wrong” remedy, nothing bad will happen but it will dampen down the effects of the ones you do need.


  • You feel despondent & discouraged after a setback
  • Feeling low after an event e.g. failed job interview, break up
  • You feel pessimistic - but will give it another go
  • Positive potential: positive attitude to problems


  • You feel hopeless despair
  • Downhearted and unable to believe things may get better
  • You feel there’s no light at the end of the tunnel
  • Positive potential: hope, faith & strength from within


  • You feel depressed & don't know why
  • Depression, melancholy, gloom, dark clouds
  • Reduced energy and lack of drive or joy
  • Feelings come and go with no reason
  • Positive potential: inner serenity, not able to be shaken

Sweet Chestnut

  • You can see no end to your suffering
  • Mental despair, you’ve reached the limit of your endurance
  • You’ve been determined not to give up, but nothing works
  • Positive potential: restore hope & lift sadness


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

Wild Rose

  • You are apathetic to life and lack enthusiasm
  • Resigned to fate, lacking vitality or purpose
  • No motivation to take an active interest or bring positive changes to your life
  • Positive potential: enthusiasm & vitality

Do any of those resonate? Through Mindful Remedies you can create your own personalised blend of Bach flower remedies, choosing up to seven in a bottle. Simple click on the link below which lists all the remedies that may help during the menopause, including the ones listed above highlighted for depression. Plus, if you’re struggling with sleeping issues or insomnia, take a look at White Chestnut.

Create a menopause remedy


Can Bach flower remedies be taken alongside existing medication or herbal remedies?

  • Yes they’re safe to take alongside any other pharmaceuticals or supplements and won’t interact

Are they safe for all ages?

  • Yes everyone can take flower remedies safely even babies and pregnant women. We offer an alcohol-free option if this is your preference - select this at the checkout.

How do you take flower remedies?

  • Flower remedies are taken by mouth as drops under the tongue or in a glass of water. They don’t smell – not to be confused with essential oils!

How long will they take to work?

  • Everyone is different and the remedies will work differently for different people. When creating a treatment bottle with Mindful Remedies, your bottle will last around 3 weeks, by which time you should notice some of the balancing effects. More engrained emotional issues will take longer to completely rebalance however.

Interested to try Bach flower remedies for menopause depression?

Through Mindful Remedies you can create a remedy tailored specifically to you and your emotions. You can select up to seven remedies to work with at any one time so your remedy is bespoke to you and should help treat your symptoms better than any off the shelf combination. We are all unique!

Create a menopause remedy

Alternatively, you can choose to book a personal consultation with Lucy, a qualified Bach flower practitioner and she will recommend the best combination for you. Consultations usually take place over Zoom and are 50 minutes long. She provides a supportive ear for anyone going through menopause depression and people often find the process therapeutic. She will follow up your consultation by posting your remedy to you, wherever you are in the world.

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.