The Soft power of Flower Essences

Flower Essences are becoming increasingly popular with people who recognise that health is significantly affected by their state of mind. The ones that you are most likely to come across in the chemist or in health food shops are Bach Flower Remedies®, but there are an increasing number of different flower essences becoming available. Specialist outlets now also stock essences from around the world. These include the Australian Bush Flower Essences, Florais de Saint Germain, Flower Essence Society from California, Bailey Flower Essences, Alaska Flower essences, Florais de Minas Flower Essences, Amazonia Flower Essences and many others.


Fact File – Bach Flower Remedies®

Bach Flower are 38 flower essences, discovered between 1928 and 1936 from a series of experiments carried out by Dr. Edward Bach, a English doctor and known bacteriologist, homeopath and researcher.

DrBach1Dr. Bach believed that attitude of mind plays a vital role in maintaining the health and recovery from illness and wanted to find something that it is the cause and not the symptom. After identifying 38 basic negative states of mind and spending several years exploring the countryside, he managed to create a remedy based on a plant or a flower.In 1934, he decided to settle and create a centre for research, he chose a house called Mount Vernon and lived in a small hut in Sotwell, Oxfordshire, where he spent the last years of his life and to complete his work.

Today the place is known as Bach Centre.mount-vernon
Also wanting to do more essences of flowers available to the general public, Dr. Bach enlisted the help of Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy in London in the early 30.

june2012 316Under his instruction, they began to manufacture and sell the medicines from the dyes mother provided by Dr. Bach himself. In 1990, this relationship was formalised and since then the company Nelson (of a pharmaceutical relative) has been responsible for all delivery jams and distribution of medicines.

Today not just Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy makes these remedies, but others, like Healing Herbs, Cristal Herbs. It’s very important to make sure that your supplier is following the procedures to make those remedies from original Dr. Edward Bach recipes.  

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