They are 38, different names, different colours, different aromas, different uses. I’m talking about the Bach Flowers, a kind of health remedy to liven up the inner landscapes of man. Every person represents a place, with its own features and each one with individual emotions: solitude, hypersensitivity, fear, anger, excessive care of others, doubt, indifference and so on… what if there was a cure to all these moods?
Well there is indeed! And it’s called flower therapy
The first to believe in the power of flowers was Edward Bach, an English bacteriologist, pathologist and homeopath that in 1930 developed a dilutions of flower material, nowadays known as Bach Flower Remedies. Everything started when Bach understood that dew, found on flower petals, retained healing properties of that plant. The remedies are intended primarily for emotional and spiritual conditions, including depression, anxienty, stress and insomnia.
According to Dr. Bach, illness was the result of a conflict between the purposes of the soul and people daily life and events. This inner war leaded to negative moods that interrupted the harmony of the mind.
We’re not talking about eating or drinking flower solutions, but we have to consider Bach Flower Remedies as vibrational medicines, rely on a concept of water memories. Today it’s possible to find these remedies in pharmacies or specialized herbalist’s shop and every solution is absolutely personal. The remedies contain a very small amount of flower material in a 50:50 solution of water and brandy, to preserve the flowers. For this reason they do not have the scent or taste of the plant, but it’s claimed that the remedies contain “energetic” or “vibrational” nature of the flower, capable of rebalance our ups and downs.
Each remedy is used alone or in conjunction with otherremedies, and eachflowerisbelieved by advocates to impartspecificqualities to the remedy. Theyare alsoused on pets.
In the past, flowertherapy was considered a placebo effect, but today reviews of clinical trials found no efficacy beyond a placebo.
True or not, to write this article I tried the efficacy of Bach Flower Remedies in person, choosing which of the 38 Flowers could be better for my situation. I finally found 5 flowers all in one solution, the mostimportantis Mustard or Sinapis Arventis, flower n.21, to fight anxiety and temporary depression. Well, Could it be the situation? Could it be an imaginery placebo effect? But the Bach Remedy works and the harmony has come back again… What I recommend is to use the Flowers only after an interview with a naturopath or trained Bach Flower practitioner and see whath appens… Many times Nature wants to help, why not give It/Her/Him the possibility?