The Bach Flower Remedies is a simple, safe and natural form of healing and has become increasingly popular and the "Rescue Remedy" is touted to provide natural relief from stress and tension.
This Remedy is created by Dr Edward Bach who actually started using the Plant Kingdom (herbs) in the form of homeopathy and later with his Flower Remedies. He searched for the Remedies that would treat the patient and not the disease and he identified 38 healers from the world of flowers. These flowers aim to restore our balance to empower us to cope with the negative emotions which we encounter and the daily problems that confront us. His system of healing is to treat the person, finding the root cause of the problem rather than treating the disease. He believed that a healthy mind ensures a healthy body.
I cannot sing enough praises for this Remedy but you have to explore for yourself which 38 flowers are in tune to your personality and lifestyle. I cannot list down all the 38 flowers here but the flowers which I find most alluring are : Agrimony - for those who hide their inner heart-ache behind a happy-go-lucky facade to realize that letting-go is not weakness but a sign of True Strength.
Beech - for those who are intolerant of other people's shortcomings, replaces intolerance with tolerance
Cerato - for those who lack confidence always seeking confirmation from others.
Cherry Plum - for those who is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Crab Apple - for those obsessed with cleanliness, self-hatred and self-disgust
Bach Flower Remedies are completely natural and extremely safe s they produce no harmful side-effects. You cannot overdose on them and if and inappropriate Remedy is taken it will not cause any ill effects. It can be taken internally by people of all ages from babies, pets, plants to the elderly.
How do you use the Bach Flower Remedies:
By mouth - you can take a single Bach Flower Remedy or a combination of up to a maximum of six. Fill a 30 ml bottle with pure spring water, add a teaspoon of brandy for preservation and add 2 drops of each of your chosen Remedy. Gently shake the bottle and it is ready to use. The recommended dosage is four drops, four times a day either drip onto your tongue or in some water.
On the skin - The Remedy can be applied to the lips, behind the ears, temples or wrists.
Oils and creams - can be added to oils, creams, lotions and ointments.
Baths - sprinkle a few drops of your chosen Flower remedy and delight in its fragrance.
Room Sprays - Excellent home remedies for sinus infection. Spraying the Flower Remedy with some essential oils like eucalyptus is an excellent way to clear the surrounding air.