The Mustard Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

The Mustard Bach Flower Remedy: An In-Depth Look

Depression is a mood disorder that can feel like a dark cloud constantly hangs over your head. You may feel like you have no reason to be joyful or happy, and lack the energy to do anything. If this sounds familiar, you may want to try the Bach flower remedy Mustard. This remedy can help improve your mood and give you back your joy in life. Read on to learn more about it.

Mustard Bach Flower: For dark clouds

Depression is a very real and often debilitating mental illness. For some people, depression comes and goes with no clear reason. If you are one of those people who suffers from this type of depression, you may find that the conventional treatments prescribed by doctors don't help as much as you'd like them to. In this case, consider trying out Mustard Bach flower remedy. This natural treatment can be effective in helping people who suffer from depression that comes and goes for no reason get their lives back on track.

People who need Mustard are liable to times of gloom or despair as if a dark cloud descends over them. There often isn’t a reason for this depression and it comes and goes without the person knowing why, lifting just as suddenly as it appeared. The depressive periods leave the person with a lack of drive, energy and joy, like the life has been sucked out of them. It’s a very gloomy depression like a deep layer of sadness. It’s impossible to cover up this depression (unlike with Agrimony) as it’s so all consuming.

This remedy can be helpful during menopause when hormone changes occur and for people who are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD.)

Mustard Bach flower remedy

Mustard Bach Flower in Brief

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

  • Depressed but you don't know why
  • A dark melancholy, gloom or dark clouds
  • Reduced energy – you don’t feel like doing anything
  • Lack of drive or motivation
  • Unable to find joy in anything
  • Feelings of depression that come and go with no reason
  • A feeling of being weighed down
  • Completely within yourself caught up in depressive grief
  • You’re at the mercy of these depressive periods and you can’t control them 

While in a positive state, Mustard can help you:

  • Experience inner serenity, not able to be shaken
  • Bring joy to your life
  • Dispel gloom
  • To see the dark clouds but not be shaken by them
  • Clarity of thought
  • A returned motivation and confidence

If this remedy strikes a chord with you, simply click the button below to incorporate it into your personalised blend.  At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to create your own personalised flower remedy blend choosing up to seven flower remedies in a treatment bottle.

Mustard Bach flower remedy

Other Bach flowers for depression

There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each one relating to a different emotional imbalance. There are a number of different Bach remedies for depression - Mustard being one – but there are others which are described below which should also be considered if you’re looking for a natural treatment for depression.

Many people often turn to Bach flower remedies to help with depression as they’re natural and have no side effects or withdrawal effects (which are common with anti-depressants.) If you’re currently taking anti-depressants or any other medication, Bach flower remedies can be taken alongside without any impact. In fact, they can often be complementary to other forms of treatment – both allopathic and holistic - and can work alongside them. If you’re looking for an alternative to anti-depressants and are wanting to come off anti-depressants, please don’t do so before consulting a health practitioner as side effects can be very difficult to manage.

If you’re interested to try Bach flower remedies, you can work with up to seven at one time. See below some other Bach flower remedies for depression that you might want to consider.


    • 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

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


If all the above remedies speak to you, simply click the below to add all to your personalised remedy.


As we’re all unique, it’s important to identify the remedies that speak specifically to you and your emotions. You can create a remedy from any of the 38 different Bach flower remedies. There may be some remedies that will be helpful that don’t fit within the depression category but that are impacting you right now (for example if anxiety is impacting you or grief) so it may be useful to view the full range of 38 remedies.

view all 38 flower essences

Alternatively, below is a page with all the remedies relevant to depression.

View remedies for depression

You may also want to read some of our amazing 5 star reviews.

A selection of reviews are highlighted below –

“After feeling low and deflated for a few months, I thought I'd give Mindful Remedies a try. I can honestly say that I feel much more positive and can attribute my improvement to the remedy. I'm on my second mix now!” Peita

“It is definitely working - I am so glad I found company that creates tailored remedy for me. Thank you so much Mindful Remedies - I will be purchasing more :)” Birute

“My therapist recommended these remedies and I have to say I've really noticed a difference! I feel more balanced and settled.” Billie

“The service was really good, and would use again. I liked being able to choose my personalised blend of flower remedies making it much easier to get what I needed. I felt the benefits after a day or two, taking first thing in morning, in a glass of water through the day and before I go to bed, and a few drops if I require a boost. I've noticed they make me feel calmer, better able to focus, and sleeping a bit better than I was.” Karen



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.