Mimulus Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Courage | Bach Group - Fear
What Does Mimulus Help With...
Mimulus helps those who feel they need greater courage to face up to the everyday events of life. Those in need of Mimulus suffer unnecessary fear and worry about everyday situations, such as visiting the dentist, flying, swimming, spiders or perhaps taking their driving test. They can appear nervous, shy or timid and may hesitate or blush easily when in situations where they feel vulnerable. Sensitivity to crowds, loud noises, or bright lights are other examples of states for which Mimulus would be beneficial. As Mimulus dissolves their fears and worries those with this personality trait find themselves able to create a more positive mental approach to life.
- Latin Name - Mimulus guttatus
- Mimulus is prepared by the sun method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Mimulus in the Fear Group
- Mimulus is one of Bach’s original Twelve Healers
Dr Bach’s Description of Mimulus
"Fear of worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietly and secretly bear their dread, they do not freely speak of it to others."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Mimulus
"Mimulus is a wonderful remedy for anyone who is nervy, fearful and sensitive to the harshness of life"
“Mimulus is a wonderful remedy for anyone who is nervy, fearful and sensitive to the harshness of life. Sensitive people are often struggling with the impact of how noisy, bright, over-stimulating and jarring modern life can be without realising the toll this takes on their emotional and mental wellbeing. Choose Mimulus if you get overwhelmed by sensory input of any kind or feel uncomfortable in group situations, and it will help you to find inner safety and security.” Jackie Stewart - Crystal Herbs
“I have Mimulus growing in profusion in and around the pond in my garden and in the summer months it has such a beautiful strong presence which provides a constant reminder that there is really nothing to fear when you stay connected into the present moment. Mimulus is the essence to help when you find yourself in a state of fear or worry about something that is ahead of you in the future, or when you feel uncomfortably timid or overly sensitive to life. It will remind you to stay in the present moment and fill you with the courage to carry on.” Catherine Keattch - Crystal Herbs
"Mimulus relates to the Soul's potential for courage and trust. Those in the negative Mimulus state must learn to overcome their exaggerated and often childish fears. These include very specific, tangible fears that arise in everyday life, such as fear of going on escalators and of AIDS. Further examples might include being anxious about inviting people to your house, fear of the neighbor's dog, and fear of an injection at the dentist's. You never speak about your fears of your own accord, but if asked a direct question, you'll name more and more anxieties: fear of being alone, fear of quarrels over the household budget, fear of a difficult entryway to a garage... the list is endless. It includes practically every shade of the great archetypal fears of humans." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"In his earliest description, Bach spoke of Mimulus types as having a marked desire for quietness, aversion to talking and to being questioned'. Later he mentioned 'fear of... crowds, of noise, of talking... of being alone'. This has been extended to indicate a generally nervous disposition and a desire for tranquillity. Mimulus people are hypersensitive to their environment, and avoid conflict. Their delicacy and sensitivity lead them to shy away from the rough and tumble of life." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"The Mimulus fear is less acute than the sheer terror of Rock Rose, and it always is caused by known reasons. Most of us have some pet fear which we would give much to lose, but which we find hard to overcome at times. Such fears range from the childhood fear of the dark, to the fear of growing old, of pain and illness, and of death itself. These are the Mimulus fears which fortunately the Remedy can cure once and for all. The Mimulus people are normally shy and retiring; they are prone to hide their anxieties. They may at times become tongue-tied with stage fright; again, they can become garrulous to conceal a nervous fear. They blush easily, and occasionally they may stammer or stutter." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Fear Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. Mimulus is in the Fear Group which contains the following remedies: Aspen - apprehension, unknown fears, Cherry Plum - fear of losing control, suicidal, Mimulus - known fears, nervousness, Red Chestnut - fear for others and Rock Rose - extreme fear, nightmares.