Flower essence therapy works on a similar mechanism as homeopathy. Parts of the flower are diluted and then extracted to become effective. The flower essences are found in liquid form. Thus, the remedies work on an energetic level, similar to homeopathy, acupuncture and Reiki. They affect the mental and emotional parts of our well being.
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BACH FLOWER ESSENCE- INFORMATION FOR HUMANS
Rock Rose: Helps when you experience terror or fright when you feel frozen or unable to move or think clear.
Mimulus: Helps when you feel fear, the type of fear that you can put a name on, such as, fear of dogs, spiders, being alone, loosing a job or illness etc. It may also ease the fear of speaking freely to others or shyness.
Cherry Plum: Helps when you feel that your mind is being over-strained or feeling like you are going to explode or possibly do irrational things.
Aspen: Helps when you feel fearful without knowing why. The fear is usually vague and unexplainable and maybe on your mind day and night.
Red Chestnut: Helps when you find it difficult not to be anxious for other people. You are afraid that some unfortunate things may happen to your loved ones.
Cerato: Helps you trust your own judgment in decision-making.
Scleranthus: Helps when you have a hard time choosing between two things, such as, Mexican or Chinese food, you simply can not decide which restaurant to go to.
Gentian: Helps when you get discouraged and depressed; when things go wrong or when you are faced with small delays or difficulties.
Gorse: Helps when you feel great hopelessness, and have given up belief that more can be done.
Hornbeam: Helps when you feel that you have not sufficient strength mentally or physically to carry the burden that life has placed on you.
Wild Oat: Helps when you are at a crossroad in life and are uncertain as to which direction to choose.
INSUFFICIENT INTEREST IN PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES
Clematis: Helps when you find yourself daydreaming and have a hard time concentrating in your daily life. Your thoughts are more in the future that in the present.
Honeysuckle: Helps you let go of past experiences or events.
Wild Rose: Helps you to take responsibility for your own actions and take a lively interest in life, work and the world in general.
Olive: Helps regain energy, vitality and an interest in life.
White Chestnut: Helps when your mind is cluttered with thoughts, usually arguments, ideas or thoughts which you do not wish to have present in your mind.
Mustard: Helps when you feel suddenly depressed without any reason.
Chestnut Bud: Helps when you keep repeating the same mistake over and over again. You do not take full advantage of observation and experiences and therefore it takes longer for you to learn a lesson.
Water Violet: Helps to get a warmer relationship with other people. You love being alone, but often find yourself lonely.
Impatiens: Helps when you get impatient and irritated. Other people who are slow often irritate you, so you prefer to work alone, doing everything at your own speed.
Heather: Helps when you are unhappy being alone for any length of time. You are always seeking companionship, and find it necessary to discuss your affairs with others, no matter whom it may be.
OVER-SENSITIVITY TO INFLUENCES AND IDEAS
Agrimony: Helps you communicate your real feelings and worries. You are the cheerful, humorous type that gets distressed by arguments or quarrels. Your feelings are often hidden behind humor and jesting . You often abuse alcohol or drugs in excess.
Centaury: Helps when you find it hard to say no, and therefore easily get imposed on. You often find yourself serving others, while neglecting your own particular mission in life.
Walnut: Helps to break free from old ties, and at times, major life changes. It helps you move forward and make the necessary changes in order to be happy. This Essence also gives constancy and protection from outside influences.
Holly: Helps when you suffer from thoughts such as jealousy, envy, revenge and/or suspicion.
DESPONDENCY OR DESPAIR
Larch: Helps to regain self-esteem and confidence in yourself.
Pine: Helps when you feel guilt and self-reproach, often from other people’s mistakes or just anything that goes wrong. You are never content with your own effort and results.
Elm: Helps when your responsibilities overwhelm you. You may feel depressed and exhausted and loose self-esteem.
Sweet Chestnut: Helps when you have moments of anguish which is so great as to seem unbearable. Your mind or body feels as if it had reached its uttermost limit of its endurance. It feels as if there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.
Star of Bethlehem: Helps when you experience serious news, loss of someone dear or the fright following an accident etc. The distress and unhappiness feels unbearable.
Willow: Helps when you have suffered adversity or misfortune and find it difficult to accept. You feel sorry for yourself and are miserable and tend to sulk.
Oak: Helps when your inner strength wanes, usually because you are an over-achiever, overworked and ignore your tiredness.
CrabApple: Helps when you feel that there is something not quiet clean about yourself. You may need to wash hands often, find things dirty with out any reason or you may find yourself ugly although others find you very attractive. This is the Essence of cleansing.
OVER-CARE FOR WELFARE OF OTHERS
Chicory: Helps you to be less critical, opinionated and argumentative. You always find something about others that you believe should be put right.
Vervain: Helps when you spend much of your energy trying to convert all around you, to your own views of life.
Vine: Helps you respect other peoples views and ideas. You tend to try to persuade other people to do things your way.
Beech: Helps you be less critical toward other people and accept them as they are.
Rock Water: Helps when you expect too much of yourself.
The above information is intended to give you more information about the use of Flower Essence. If you have more questions, please consult a Flower Essence professional.