Bach flower remedies are a form of alternative medicine developed by Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopath, in the 1930s. The remedies are based on the belief that negative emotions, such as fear, anxiety, and stress, can cause physical and psychological problems. The remedies consist of dilute solutions of flowers, which are believed to help balance the emotions and restore physical and mental well-being. There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each of which is associated with a specific emotional state and is used to address a particular emotional or psychological issue. The remedies are usually taken orally, and it is believed that their positive effects come from the energetic imprint of the flowers they are made from, rather than any chemical compounds they contain.