The use of Flower essences is very old. Aborigines of Australia would eat the whole flower while the dew was still wet on it and potent from the sun to obtain its healing properties. Not only did they attain the nutrient properties, but the essence of its inherent qualities were captured. If inedible they would sit and absorb the healing vibration from the flower.
Other cultures such as Malay, Egyptian and African have used flowers to treat emotional states and imbalances. In Europe, in the 16th Century, it has been recorded that Paracelsus collected the dew from flowers to treat his patients’ emotional imbalances.
Dr Edward Bach was the first modern healer to bring back the use of the healing properties of flowers. He developed many remedies from the English countryside and wrote about their unique properties. After sixty years his remedies are still in use and they have become very popular among natural health practitioners for emotional disturbances, and many feelings of imbalance in our everyday lives. They are known as the BACH Remedies andRescue Remedy is probably the most well known. The complete set is available at Lightstream Health Clinic.
In the 80s and 90s an Australian Naturopath, Ian White, developed a large range of flower essences from the Australian bush. They address many of the issues that are prevalent today such as creativity, sexuality, learning skills, communication and spirituality that were not evident during Dr Bach’s era.
Emergency essence, Cognis essence and Relationship essence, for example, combinations which have become popular with people who need to think clearly for exams or who are going through a rough patch in their relationship; or they need protection from outside forces, a combination of grey spider flower and fringed violet will do the trick. A complete range of Australian Bush Flower Essences, which are particularly powerful and resonate well with those living in this country are available at Lightstream and can be made up for any emotional problems or difficulties.