Author: Dr. Venus Ramos
Flower essences, also called homeopathic flower preparations, is the infusions made from the flowering part of the plant. People that use flower essences in a holistic approach, interested in mental, emotional and even spiritual aspects of recovery.
Sometimes the term “flower essence” may be confused with the term “essential oil”. In reality, however, the two healing agent are very different from each other. Unlike essential oils, flower essences have no smell. While essential oils contain the physical substances, extracted from plants, flower essences, there is no physical plant material.
Pure flower essences consist mainly of water. Technological process (the so-called “solar method”) looks like this: the flowers placed in water and left to infuse in the sun. Another method involves boiling the flowers in water. After removal of the flowers the liquid is diluted and dispensed into vials with a preservative (often alcoholic, for example, brandy or vodka).
When using flower essences goal is not digestion or absorption of plant extract and benefit from its phytochemicals. Fans of flower essences believe that all living creatures have their own energy (also called frequency or vibration). Specific energy of each flower is depicted in the diluted fluid. Consumer flower essences benefit by absorbing this energy. Thus, flower essences act energetically, not biochemically.
Flower essences were developed by English physician Edward Bach in the early twentieth century. Bach began to study homeopathy after she recovered from a severe illness. He suggested and explored the idea that each plant has a characteristic vibrational energy structure, which you can highlight and use to improve specific emotional States. Although Bach may have been the first who established the sale of flower essences, the idea was probably not new. It is believed that the indigenous peoples of North America once collected dew drops from the flowers and used them as medicine.
Contrary to popular belief, flower essences, albeit heavily diluted, like many homeopathic remedies are not homeopathic preparations. The defining principle of homeopathy — “like cures like”. Flower essences, however, is based on the idea that the positive energy of plants can alleviate a negative emotional state.
How to use
There are several different methods of using the flower essences. They can be taken orally directly from the vial with pipette. The standard dose is 4 drops 4 times a day. Or optionally, you can dissolve daily the number of drops in a glass of water and slowly to drink the infusion throughout the day. But you can apply drops directly to the skin, add them to the bath or spray in the car. Flower essence simply need to enter in contact with you.
How about the safety and effectiveness of flower essences?
As is common with holistic treatments, studies about the effectiveness of flower essences, carried out and published a bit. Funding for such studies sometimes difficult. Given that flower essences work on an emotional level and through the energy field of the body, is also difficult to organize a research using traditional methodologies.
But not enough research should not talk about the lack of effective tools: there are many separate evidence for the effectiveness, many people have reported that the use of flower essences has brought very good results.
Besides, these drugs can be considered nontoxic because they are highly diluted. In essences contains plant material, so the risk of adverse reactions is very small. The drug may present a risk only for people with intolerance to alcohol as many essences as a preservative used brandy or vodka. Also while taking certain medications (such as disulfiram or metronidazole) may cause nausea or vomiting in connection with the presence of alcohol in the composition.
Each flower essence is designed to help to remove a negative emotional state. Below are some of the most popular varieties of flower essences.
- Larch (Larix decidua) can give confidence and eliminate the fear of failure.
- Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) can help with anxiety and insomnia, as, according to many, the tool has a calming effect and improves sleep quality.
- Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) supports sexual and reproductive energy.
- Red elm (Ulmus rubra) is used to relieve sore throat and cough. Many believe that the tool has a healing effect on the digestion and provides some protection for the gastrointestinal tract.
If the results are good and there is no harm, the use of flower essences makes sense. However, in the presence of a serious disease flower essences are not recommended for use as the sole therapeutic agent. It is recommended to use flower essences to improve well-being as a supporting feature. Flower essences are not a substitute for drug therapy.
This article was written by a doctor Vinas Ramos, a licensed specialist in “Physical medicine and rehabilitation”, who received a medical degree at Yale University, the University of Miami and the University of California, Irvine. She owns a successful medical clinic in southern California, and takes part in competitions for over 20 years as an athlete at the national level. Vinas Ramos also works as a fitness trainer and AIDS in all, ranging from single moms to professional athletes and even stars movies. She offers readers a FREE program from 7 degrees to look good and love life in just 25 minutes a day https://doctorvenus.com/free.