Flower essences are commonly used for anxiety, depression, fear, anger, resentment, grief, impatience, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, jealousy, envy, hatred, self-loathing, and many other emotional problems. Flower essences do not interfere with medications or herbal preparations. You can try one essence at a time or mix a combination formula.
I believe they are very effective when used in a combination form. The personalized formula not only covers the surface emotion but it goes to the issues behind the negative feelings that are on the surface. Usually, the emotion on the surface is the alternate mask we choose to wear. It is what lies underneath that is more difficult to deal with.
Some people are able to feel the positive effects of a flower essence within fifteen to twenty minutes after taking one dose of a remedy. Some report feeling subtle changes over several day or weeks. Flower essences can bring a much clearer perception of a situation as it helps us to see things in a better light.
They can bring a calm and peaceful state of mind as they help us relax into the moment. As they help us address the negative emotions our body is able to release the tension that stores that emotion in a physical form. When the body is able to release these negative feelings it is able to relax giving a calm state of being.
Teas and Infusions
Dried flowers and plant parts have to be used for teas and infusions. Otherwise, the cell walls remain intact and no nutrients or constituents escape into the water. Drying breaks the cell walls.
Teas are sipped for enjoyment, relaxation and medicinal benefits. Infusions provide the added benefit of supplying easily absorbed vitamins and minerals. Flowers are commonly used in teas, but not so much in infusions.
Flower oils and ointments
Oils and ointments are helpful for external use. They may be used for wound healing, relaxing muscles, acne and more.
They are made from fresh or dried flowers infused in a carrier oil. A good carrier oil, such as olive, jojoba, apricot and grape seed oils may enhance the benefits.
Two wonderful medicinal flower oils are calendula and dandelion.
Tincturing with a solvent such as a vodka is necessary to extract some medicinal qualities. Glycerine is sometimes used for children and people who are sensitive to alcohol. It does not extract as many constituents as alcohol.
Tinctures are easy to use and are readily absorbed. They are a good way of taking bitter flower medicine. They can be mixed with a little water or juice and downed quickly.
Sometimes dried flowers are used to make high-quality tinctures, but usually fresh flowers are best.
Flower essences are in a class by themselves. Unlike tinctures, oils, teas and other herbal preparations that use any and all plant parts, they are made solely from flowers. The only exception I am aware of is Bach’s rock water.
Flower essences are vibrational healing remedies because they primarily work on the emotional, mental and spiritual energy levels. If a physical healing happens, it is usually because a related core issue is released at one or more of those levels.
There are different systems of flower essences. Bach remedies are the most well-known. Each flower in a system is linked to specific emotional, mental, and spiritual states. You introduce the energy signature of the flower and those positive qualities into your energy field with each dose.