Flower Essence Blog

Cherry Plum – Bach Flower Remedies

Cherry Plum flowers - beautiful white flowers with a blue sky in the background

Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy – Rationality & calmness

Cherry Plum is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Discovered by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s the Bach Flower Remedies are simple, natural and gentle acting remedies which help you to balance your thought and emotions. They have an understandably enduring appeal and are still the most popular and well known flower essences around the world today.

The lovely Cherry Plum remedy helps you to restore the qualities of balance, calmness and positive control of the mind.

Cherry Plum restores the qualities of balance, calmness and positive control of the mind

What Does Cherry Plum Do?

Cherry Plum restores the qualities of balance, calmness and positive control of the mind. The negative Cherry Plum state can be a very extreme and uncomfortable one in which the personality experiences powerful and irrational fears.

Those in need of this remedy often feel that they are loosing control of their mind, going insane, or perhaps having a breakdown. They can be snappy, on edge, want to scream or fear that they could be uncharacteristically violent, either to themselves or others.

10ml and 25ml bottles of Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy

In a very extreme state they may have wide staring eyes and be unable to stop themselves from saying or doing things that are completely out of their normal character. Many women experience variations of these irrational feelings related to their monthly cycle. In all these situations Cherry Plum brings calmness, rationality and peace.

Dr Bach’s description of Cherry Plum

"Fear of the mind being over-strained, of reason giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them."

From The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies – By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )

Uses & Indications for Cherry Plum:

  • Fear of losing control, going mad or having a nervous breakdown.
  • Intense urges to commit violence to self or others, feels crazy.
  • Snappy, on edge, feels like the pot’s about to boil over emotionally.
  • Uncontrollable emotional outbursts, PMT, cramps.
  • Screaming, shouting, violent impulses, urge to throw things.

Benefits of taking Cherry Plum:

  • Serene, poised, rational and composed in all situations.
  • Feels peaceful, calm, centred and sane.
  • Emotions are balanced, nothing can throw you off balance.
  • Appropriate emotional expression so suppressed emotions don’t build up.

Dr. Bach’s Seven Main Groups

Dr. Bach divided his 38 Bach Flower Remedies into seven different personality groups; each group representing the differing ways a particular thought pattern or emotion could be seen and experienced in the personality.

Cherry Plum is in Dr Bach’s – Fear Group

Fear is possibly the most common human emotion and affects most of us in some way or another. The five remedies in this group represent the different ways that fear can influence our behaviour. The Fear group remedies are: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Mimulus, Red Chestnut, Rock Rose

The Cherry Plum Flower

Beautiful Cherry Plum flowers

The Latin Name for Cherry Plum is: Prunus Cerasifera

Cherry Plum is a broadleaf deciduous tree that has naturalised in the UK. and is one of the first of the Prunus species to flower, with its single flowers appearing in early spring. It is the ancestor of the domestic plum and it’s flowers develop into red or yellow cherry like plums.

Making the Cherry Plum Remedy

Cherry Plum was the first of the second nineteen remedies that Dr. Bach discovered. He first made it in March 1935 around Sotwell in Oxfordshire when he was suffering greatly from the symptons that would indicate the need for the remedy. Indeed, so intense were the symptoms that he felt desparate and that life was no longer possible without loss of reason.

He wandered the local fields and lanes early one morning looking for a remedy to help until he came across a hedge white with Cherry Plum blossoms. He felt very drawn to make a remedy from the flowers, but it was early in the year and he felt that the sun was not strong enough to use the sun method and so he prepared it using a new method, the boiling method of potentisation. All of the second nineteen Bach remedies were prepared by the boiling method with the exception of the White Chestnut which is a sun method remedy.

Revival Remedy

Cherry Plum is one of the remedies in the Revival Remedy combination, along with Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose & Star of Bethlehem. This combination of Bach remedies was originally formulated by Dr Bach himself for use in situations requiring ‘emergency rescue’. It acts as a very swift emotional stabiliser in situations of great fear, panic, trauma, or severe stress such as serious accidents or unexpected bereavement. It is also very useful in situations of lesser trauma such as exams, driving tests, visits to the dentist, etc. Revival Remedy

How To Use Cherry Plum

Our Bach Flower Remedies are stock level Essences which can be diluted into a treatment bottle as suggested by Dr Bach or used directly from stock if preferred. A treatment bottle can contain one single essence or a combination of up to eight different essences.

Making a Treatment Combination

Making a Bach Flower Remedy combination is simple and easy: put 2 drops from each of the Remedies you require (4 drops of Revival Remedy) into a clean glass dropper bottle containing up to 30ml of spring water (adding a teaspoon full of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative if you wish). Alternatively you can put 4 drops of each remedy required (8 drops of Revival Remedy) into a glass of water. You can combine up to 8 of the Bach Remedies.

How to Use Your Combination

10ml and 25ml Bach Flower Remedy bottles

Using Your Combination: For a normal adult dosage take 4 drops on the tongue (or a sip from your glass of water) 8 x a day, or every 30 – 60 minutes for acute states. Using Directly From Stock: Take 2 drops on the tongue as above. Preferably take 10 minutes away from food and drink. We’d normally suggest using for two – four weeks before reviewing how you feel.

What are the Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are a set of 38 flower essences which can be used to help you to achieve greater balance and harmony in your life. They work to balance how you are thinking and feeling and can very quickly help to restore a sense of balance and perspective within yourself. They are simple, effective and easy to use and they can be given to adults, children, pets and plants. You can find out more here: Bach Flower Remedies

10ml and 25ml bottles of Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy

Shop – Cherry Plum – Bach Flower Remedy

Essence Range: Bach Flower Remedies

How to Use: Choosing & Using the Bach Flower Remedies

Essence Type: Single Flower Essence | Stock Level

Our Bach Flower Remedies

From making the Mother Tincture to bottling and labelling the stock bottles that we send you, each remedy is handmade with love and care helping to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of remedy.

Our Bach Flower Remedies are handmade according to the original instructions of Dr. Edward Bach, using his original methods and adhering exactly to the plant types that he identified. They are stock level remedies and we have been making them and offering them to customers round the world for over 30 years.

See Also…

Do You Need Any Help or Advice?

If you need any help or advice with this Essence, or if you’d simply like to talk to someone about whether this would be the right Essence for you, please do contact us and we’d be please to help – Contact Us

Share Your Experiences…

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the Cherry Plum Flower Essence. We’d love to hear your experiences of working with this essence so please do leave us a comment and share your experiences!

Are You New To Flower & Vibrational Essences?

You can find out more about Flower & Vibrational Essences in our guide here.

Sam Cremnitz

Sam is a director at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since 1996. He is passionate about all aspects of Flower & Vibrational Essences, from making and developing them, to using them for personal and spiritual growth. Sam is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer and teacher and loves sharing knowledge and information about Essences and any other tools that help us to re-connect with our hearts and the true essence of who we are. Sam is also currently treasurer for the British Association of Flower Essence producers.

More About Sam Cremnitz | All Blog Articles | All Videos

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments