The Dog Rose, Bauera rubioides, is a remedy for nervousness and fear. It grows near water, which symbolizes strong emotion. In Chinese medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences creator Ian White, water is associated with the kidney meridian.
This essence can help children overcome bed-wetting and is also beneficial to those suffering from nightmares.
Because insomnia and compulsive eating are associated with fear, these conditions can also be helped by taking this essence. Unresolved grief is another indication for the remedy, and Dog Rose can even be used to soothe the fear of injured animals.
When fear blocks the flow of life force, we lose access to energy and vitality, and are prevented from giving and receiving love. Dog Rose supports the Solar Plexus Chakra, allaying anxiety and instilling confidence. It is associated with the causal, astral and etheric bodies.