One of Bach's second 19 remedies.
Prepared by the boiling method.
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.
Twelve Healers 1936
This drives away all wrong ideas and gives the sufferer mental strength and confidence.
Collected Writings p8
Cherry Plum originates, from Russian Central Asia and Iran, through the Caucasus to the Baltic peninsula. It is not widely naturalised and is noted as rare in some texts.
Cherry Plum was originally brought to Britain for its fruit and as a grafting stock for cultivating more engaging domestic plums. It is more common in the south of England and usually appears in old gardens rather than in scrub woodland (where sloe will be found). When seen in a garden or hedge it will obviously have been planted there. (It has been widely introduced into hedges and as an ornamental tree.)
For desperation, fear of insanity, loss of control, an uncontrollable impulse, nervous breakdown, suicidal, obsessive fear, delusions. Symptoms usually build up over a period of time: pallor, staring eyes, agitation, sometimes nervous talk or obsessive questioning; imminent, mild insanity.
Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies