Honeysuckle (Bach Flower Remedy) is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies.
Bach flower remedies are selected based on the emotions a person is experiencing at the particular point in time at which he or she uses the remedies.
Honeysuckle may be appropriate when some or all of the following characteristics apply:
- dwelling on the past
- lack of focus in the present due to persistent nostalgia
- homesickness e.g. when first going away to school or college
- excessive mental reflections on the past
These feelings are not unusual in the cases of both adults and children who have moved to a new home, school, or office yet still miss previous places and the people they knew there. Another reason for feeling "stuck in the past" may be after a romantic relationship has reached an end yet one party continues to re-live the good (or bad) aspects of it, over, and over, again.
The honeysuckle Bach flower remedy is categorized in the 'insufficient interest in present circumstances' group of remedies, which also includes clematis, white chestnut, olive, mustard, wild rose and chestnut bud.
Many books about Bach Flower Remedies suggest that most people can benefit from them at some times and/or during certain types of circumstances. The main question at any particular time is which of the remedies is appropriate for the specific person (or animal) at that time, remembering that the choice need not be of just one remedy. Although it is possible to use only one remedy at a time, a small group of remedies is often selected and used together.