Cherry Plum (Prunus Cerasifera) is one of the Bach Flower Remedies that Dr Bach grouped together under the heading of Fear. The Cherry Plum fear is very specific: it is the fear that one is going to lose control of oneself and do something dreadful, which can include injuring others and suicide. Cherry Plum is also the remedy for the loss of control when it has in fact already taken place, and because because of the frantic fear and dread associated with loss of control. (Think of the fear of a small child in a screaming, irrational rage.) Fears of going mad and of acting irrationally are Cherry Plum fears.
Cherry Plum is one of the ingredients of Rescue Remedy.
Dr Bach’s description:
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.
Take 4 drops a minimum of 4 times a day.
Single remedy use: Add 2 drops to water and sip at intervals or add to 30ml mixing bottle containing still spring water.
Multiple remedy use: Add 2 drops of each remedy (max 7 remedies) to a mixing bottle and use as above.
5x dilution of flower extracts of Cherry Plum in a grape spirit solution.