Updated: Nov 24, 2020
Sometimes relief can come in the form that we least expect. While plants and herbs are known for their ability to support the body physically, it is also true that they can do the same for us mentally and emotionally.
"Flowers bring healing to the soul...."
The healing properties of plants was first brought to the public thanks to the work of a doctor from England named Edward Bach. He was a doctor, a surgeon, a bacteriologist, a homeopath, and a spiritual writer. Though successful as a physician, Dr. Bach eventually left his career in conventional medicine to pursue a more holisitic approach that centered on treating the whole person rather than symptoms of a disease. Specifically, Dr. Bach maintained that illness was the result of disharmonious emotional states between the mind and the body. He left his successful practice in London, convinced that a new system of healing could be found in nature.
In developing his plant essences, Dr. Bach began experimenting with and testing thousands of plants, particularly flowers, as these are the most highly-developed parts of a plant. One by one, he found the remedies he sought, each one addressing a different mental or emotional state. Dr. Bach noted that by treating the emotional and mental distress of his patients, their physical symptoms often resolved on their own. In total, he found 38 different remedies and wrote a short book summarizing his research and findings called The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Bach, his remedies, his research, or his book, you can visit www.bachflower.com, where you can request free literature and explore the whole line of Bach Flower Remedies.