Flower essences are energetic remedies. They are subtle liquid extracts, generally prepared from a sun infusion of meticulously gathered flowers, and are vibrational in nature. Flower Essence Therapy was pioneered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s, and his work has flourished around the world.
The sun infusion is diluted and potentized, and preserved with alcohol. Flower Essences are more closely related to homeopathic preparations than to herbal extracts, which capture the chemical constituents of the plant material. Flower essences work on energy fields, and have been compared to the effect of listening to beautiful music, or observing fine art.
Flower essences work on the emotional-spiritual body, and provide a powerful companion to the more direct chemical actions of Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy. We know that physical imbalances are often closely linked to emotional issues. Addressing both sides of the equation can often achieve brilliant results.