Flower essences were first prepared in their modern form in England in the 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach. Bach was a visionary healer who recognized the soul-spiritual dimensions of health decades before this awareness gained public acceptance. Bach was trained in conventional medicine, but knew that the physical symptoms he treated were intimately related to the emotional and mental condition of his patients. He sought a natural, non-toxic method of addressing inner levels of human experience. Although widely recognized as an outstanding homeopathic medical doctor, Bach left his practice to develop a new healing modality derived from the fresh blossoms of plants.
During the time the world was suffering from the Great Depression, Bach developed a set of 38 flower remedies which could help the human soul overcome fear, despair, and confusion. Flower essences are exquisitely refined herbal infusions, acting as Nature’s Liquid messengers of inner health and harmony. They are highly effective, non-toxic herbal preparations that address core issues of wellness; especially emotions, stress, mental attitudes, spiritual values, and life purpose. Bringing balance in these areas is a major factor in developing sound mind-body health.
This system of healing, which has been Divinely revealed unto us, shows that it is our fears, our cares, our anxieties and such like that open the path to the invasion of illness. Dr. Bach combined five specific Remedies from the 38 to formulate an emergency composite that he chose to call “Rescue Remedy”. Its purpose is to treat the pre or post emotional effect that a sufferer may experience through shock, great fear or terror, panic, severe mental stress and tension, a feeling of desperation or a numbed, bemused state of mind. Thus by treating our fears, our cares, our worries and so on, we not only free ourselves from our illness, but in addition take away our fear and worries and leave us happier and better in ourselves. Bach Flower Essences are also very effective for Animals.