Australian Bush Flower Essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences are catalysts to unlock your full potential, resolve negative emotional states and bring about emotional harmony. Metaphysically, Australia has always had a very wise, old energy and at the moment there is a tremendous new vitality in this country. The Bush Essences not only help to give clarity to one's life purpose but also the courage, strength and enthusiasm to follow and pursue one's goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self-esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The essences also help to resolve any drama and distress in one's life.
Flower essences are not something new. The Australian Aborigines have always used them. They were also very popular in the Middle Ages. Paracelsus in the 15th century wrote how he collected the dew from flowering plants and diluted it to treat emotional imbalances. Dr. Edward Bach rediscovered Flower Essences over fifty years ago using flowers of English plants and shrubs. His vision was that of simplicity. Like Dr. Bach, all the great healers such as Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Aristotle and Hahnemann agreed on this point. They believed that good health was the result of emotional, spiritual and mental harmony.
Ian White is a founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences. Ian grew up in the Australian bush. As a young boy his grandmother, like her mother before her, specialised in using Australian plants and would often take him bush walking. From her deep understanding she would point out the many healing plants and flowers. He learned a profound respect for nature through her and went on to become a practitioner and a pioneer working with and researching the rare remedial qualities of Australian native plants.
Flower Essences are prepared by imprinting a flower's unique vibrational healing signature onto a carrier solution of brandy and water. This is achieved by working with flowers, under ideal conditions, that are growing in the wild in an environment free from pollution, roads and power lines. These flowers are collected and without being touched directly by the individual, placed in a bowl of pure water and left in direct sun for several hours. The flowers are then removed from the bowl, using a twig or a leaf from the same plant. The remaining flower water is then added to an equal amount of Australian brandy and this mixture is referred to as the Mother tincture. The latter is further diluted to produce the stock concentration which in turn is also diluted in order to prepare the dosage strength.