About Australian Flower Essences Therapy
What are the Australian Flower essences?
The flower essences are not therapeutic drugs — but work on the mind, soul and spirit and are obtained by extracting the healing vibrational quality from the highest evolved part of the plant - the flowers. Working on the emotional level, they harmonise negative feelings and belief patterns held in the subconscious mind.
What is the purpose of the Bush Flower Essences?
The purpose of the Bush Flower Essences is to assist in clearing the blocks that stop an individual getting in touch with their true or higher self.
The Bush Essences not only help to give clarity to one's life purpose, but also the courage, strength and enthusiasm to follow and pursue their goals and dreams. They can help develop a higher level of intuition, self-esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The Essences can also help to resolve any drama and distress in one's life.
History of the Flower Essences
The Flower Essences are not new, having been used by the Australian aborigines and Egyptians to bring about emotional balance. They were also very popular in the Middle Ages. Paracelsus in the 15th century, collected dew from flowering plants and diluted it to treat emotional disturbances. Dr. Edward Bach rediscovered flower essences over fifty years ago using flowers of English plants and shrubs. (Click here for more information about Bach Flower Remedies.)
Australian plants have a real beauty and there is something remarkable about them. Apart from having the highest number of flowering plants, Australia also has some of the oldest in the world.
How do they work?
The wildflowers can work from the physical level filtering back to relieve the mind state which caused it, or from the mind state filtering down to relieve the physical. The aim is to treat the root of the problem lying in the person's mind, or to where the attitude was affecting the body, according to whether they conceive of the mind element, or only perceive the physical element.
What kind of illnesses can they be used to treat?
Much emphasis is placed on the connection between emotional patterns and imbalances and physical illness. Illnesses commonly treated are too numerous to mention. However these include: arthritis, allergies, asthma, candida, anxiety, fear, mood swings, muscle problems, vomiting, snoring, headaches etc.
It is recommended you seek the advice of a qualified practitioner if in any doubt as to which essence to select.
Some examples of the different essences.
The Essences can be used individually or in combination. An example is the Confid Essence, which is a combination of Dog Rose, Five Corners, Southern Cross and Sturt Desert Rose. It is used to bring out the positive qualities of self-esteem and confidence. It helps resolve negative beliefs held about ourselves and allows us to feel comfortable around other people.
The Travel Essence is used where the person feels drained and completely depleted of energy, like the feeling encountered following airplane travel. It contains essences from Banksia Robur, Bush Iris, Fucshia, Fringed Violet, Macrocarpa, Mulla Mulla, Paw Paw, She Oak and Sundew and is used to refresh and help the person re-balance themselves.
Are they safe and can anyone use them?
The Flower Essences are completely natural and free of side effects. It is not possible to overdose or harm when prescribing. If an inappropriate remedy is chosen, it will not work. The essences can be used by both adults and children, as well as animals.
How are the essences taken?
The Flower Essences can be taken orally in water or directly under the tongue and even applied to specific points on the body, or in the bath. They are generally taken seven drops under the tongue, twice a day for two weeks.