Flower remedies or flower essences are made from living plant material. The pattern of information contained in the flowers is transferred into water and then preserved in brandy. Dr Edward Bach discovered the 38 flower essences in the 1930s. He trained as a medical doctor but later worked in homoeopathy and in 1928 set out to find new remedies. His idea was to identify plants that might alleviate the emotional and mental problems, which he saw as the real cause of disease.
To work with Bach flowers we need to understand ourselves and the feelings like fear, irritation or self-doubt, which cause us problems. Bach thought that if we could be happy in ourselves then we would be healthy in mind and body. So we take Bach flowers to change negative emotional states.
See our introductory video about how to use Bach flower essences.