Flower Essence remedies were developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. Dr. Bach was a surgeon who researched bacteria and vaccines but felt dissatisfied with the way doctors were expected to concentrate on diseases and ignore the whole person. He aspired to a more holistic approach to medicine. He began to see correlations between his vaccines and the principles of homeopathy. He collected plants and focused particularly flowers, as they were the most highly developed part of the plant. He was seeking to find a purer remedy focused more on balance and healing the whole and less focused on a specific disease. He eventually left a successful medicine practice to devote the rest of his life to this new system of remedies, relying more on his intuition and natural gifts as a healer. In his work,” Heal Thyself,” he speaks about his belief in the existence of the soul, and how the root of disease and unhappiness is often linked with conflict from either the material world or other people, leading one away from the soul’s real path. Dr. Bach developed a system of 38 remedies, each directed at a particular behavior characteristic or emotional state.
Since this development, several more lines of remedies have been created, focusing on plants in other native lands, such as North American and Range of Light line of FES, Alaskan Essences
and Australian Bush Flowers. Some practitioners prefer to use the original kit of Bach Flowers. Many practitioners prefer to make or use essences that are from native plants where they live. While others may just intuitively be drawn to a particular line. I use a remedies from several of the lines. I love the potency of the Bush Flowers and like using FES line, along with locally made essences.