Mimulus Bach Flower Remedy: An In Depth Look
Mimulus is one of the Bach Flower Remedies, which are a group of 38 plant and flower essences that can help address emotional issues. Mimulus is for fear and apprehension, especially those that are specific and known. If you feel anxious or fearful about something specific, Mimulus may be a good remedy for you. The essences work by restoring balance in the body's energy system, which in turn supports emotional health. You don't need to have a diagnosed condition to benefit from the remedies—many people find they simply make them feel better overall. Let's take a closer look at the Mimulus flower remedy and how it works.
Mimulus Bach Flower: For fear of something specific
Mimulus Bach flower remedy is indicated for people who are fearful or anxious about something specific. Mimulus is always for a known fear i.e. you know what you’re anxious about. This may be anxieties about health, money, relationships, travel, death or a phobia that is causing you anxiety.
Imagine this: you're about to give a presentation in front of a large audience, but your heart is racing and your palms are sweaty. You feel like you're going to vomit any minute. This type of anxiety can be paralyzing, but there is hope. Mimulus Bach flower remedy can help ease fear and anxiety in all sorts of situations. Or you might want to consider Rock Rose instead or in addition if that anxiety is sheer terror or panic inducing. Where you have more general anxieties with no known cause, you should look at Aspen.
Mimulus is also considered a ‘type’ remedy i.e. for people who are of a certain personality or type. The Mimulus person is shy, nervous and may blush or stammer. They dislike social situations and may have social anxiety.
The positive potential of Mimulus is to face your fears with quiet courage and help to overcome nervousness.
Mimulus Bach Flower in Brief
When you're in a negative state, people who need Mimulus can feel:
- You feel fearful or anxious about something specific
- You may have a specific phobia
- You are shy, timid and nervous
- You dislike social situations
While in a positive state, Olive can help you:
- To face your fears
- To have courage
- To feel less nervous
Other Bach flowers for Anxiety
Aspen is for anxieties where there is no known cause, it is more of a general foreboding, apprehension and a constant feeling of unease. You don’t exactly know why you’re anxious though – which is the difference between Aspen and Mimulus.
Agrimony is for people who hide their worries behind a smile. They put a brave face on their problems and pretend to the world that everything is fine, when underneath they are suffering mental torment. This sometimes comes out at night when the person isn’t distracted by their busy daytime life.
Rock Rose is for panic and terror where the person feels suddenly escalating anxieties which leave them struck by terror or panic attacks. The person’s fears may start out as more needing Mimulus or Red Chestnut but have now escalated to a more extreme state.
White Chestnut is for people who have an overactive mind and they constantly think things over in their head. Their brain just won’t shut off and they replay events or issues round in their mind. This can lead to insomnia.
You are anxious about your loved ones and overly concerned for their safety. You can’t stop worrying about your family and are very protective about their welfare. For example, worrying about children being out on their own. Whereas these fears are normal, people who need Red Chestnut have escalated these anxieties out of proportion to the point where they’re very detrimental to their mental wellbeing.
More about Bach flower remedies
What are Bach flower remedies?
Dr. Bach created the flower remedy system in the 1930s, after noticing that people's physical symptoms improved when he treated their emotional issues. Today there are 38 different flowers – each relating to a different emotional state. They are 100% natural, have no side effects and won’t interact with any existing medication. They are gentle in their transformation.
The remedy of flowers can bring positive change into our lives. They work on the energetic levels in your body, and they remind you how to be again with their vibrational energies that help balance out any imbalances within yourself from things like stress or anxiety for example.
Selecting your remedies
When selecting the flower remedies we look at what emotions are impacting you at this current time. The flower remedies work like peeling an onion – we address the outer layer first and slowly work inwards to the deeper layers. You can select up to seven remedies per bottle.
At Mindful Remedies we create only personalised remedies so you can select any of the 38 remedies within a bottle. We’ve created a page for anxiety which lists all the remedies above plus a few others that may also be having an impact on you.
Find out more about how it works.
How do you take Bach flower remedies?
You take flower remedies by mouth either directly on your tongue or in a drink. The recommended dose is a minimum or four drops, four times per day but you can take more if you feel you need to. You can’t overdose on the flower remedies as they work on a vibrational energy therefore follow your intuition and take whenever you feel the need.