In the late 1920's, Dr. Edward Bach, a renowned British scientist and physician, observed that his patients' healing and well-being were directly influenced by their state of mind and emotional health. He noticed that the personality, attitude and present outlook of a patient had a great deal to do with their being cured or remaining sick. He understood that "the personality of the individual is of even more importance than the body in the treatment of disease". He realized that, instead of treating the patient as a body with an illness, the patient needed to be treated like an individual. "Treat the patient, not the disease."

Dr. Bach gave up his very lucrative practice and moved to the English countryside and dedicated his life to finding a system of healing that would address the underlying emotional cause of disease. HE KNEW THAT YOU CAN TREAT THE SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASE, BUT UNLESS YOU ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE, THE DISEASE WOULD NEVER BE TRULY HEALED . Thus the Bach Flower Remedies were born.

Flower essences work on a spiritual and emotional basis. They work on the emotional body (which in turn affects the physical body), like herbs work on the physical body.  They will help you balance and move through negative emotions to facilitate healing. Dr. Bach was led to certain wild flowers that could "flood the soul with a beautiful, positive attitude, and diseases then melted like snow in the sunshine."

Flower essences are used for transitory situations (that move quickly through your life), for more deep-seated feelings, beliefs or personality characteristics (which take longer to dissolve), and for immediate, emergency situations, in which Rescue Remedy would be used, which has an immediate effect.

Rescue Remedy is a remedy that is used for immediate, emergency situations ranging from accidents, headaches, anxiety and panic attacks, little fingers slammed in doors, nervous stomachs, nervous break-downs, emotional upsets, pain or physical trauma of any kind, to that plant that is now lying on your desk because you forgot to water it (it will perk it right back up).  Pets and animals also respond very well to Rescue Remedy’s calming effects. Rescue Remedy will immediately soothe any frayed nerve or hurt so that you can get it back together again and think clearly. It is great for use in birth, for both mother and baby, not to mention the fretful dad and grandma! For me, I go nowhere without it!

Flower essences are safe for adults (including pregnant and breastfeeding moms), children, newborns, plants, and animals. They can be taken internally (4 drops 4 times a day), they can be dabbed onto pulse points, or spritzed into the air. For newborns, use 1-2 drops as needed. For plants and animals, place 4-10 drops in the water dish or can, depending on how large the container. You can never overdose on Flower Essences as they are simply water with the vibrational energy of the flower infused within. They are simple and gentle. Most people do not notice a shift for a few weeks (except when using Rescue Remedy which provides immediate results ), but rest assured, they will work as long as they are taken every day as directed. I have found the results to be positively incredible!

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written by Pam Caldwell
Certified Herbalist --- Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist


Hi Herb Lore!  On the 29th of April I gave birth to my little man - my 5th child!   My last birth was 8 years ago. My placenta took its time in coming out at that birth, and a little piece was left in there causing an infection, so I was a little scared of giving birth to the placenta this time round.  And of course the after pains!!  I was dreading the after pains being that this was baby number 5!  (Quite frankly, I find birth much easier than the after pains.)  So about 5 minutes after giving birth to my son, I took the Placenta Release Tincture. I also delayed cord clamping until placenta was born. I was taking the tincture every 5 mins. Once I took the 4th dropperful, my placenta was out!  Fully intact!!!  Happy Chappy I was! :)

Now for the After Pain Relief Tincture!! That’s stuff is BRILLIANT!!  As soon as I had a little niggle I took a dropperful. NO PAIN!!  And I mean NONE!!  The nurses kept coming in asking if I needed any pain relief, and were dumbfounded that the tincture was the only thing I was taking!!  I had every nurse in the maternity unit coming in to see the wonder juice “Herb Lore After Pain Relief Tincture! “.  So a massive thank you goes out to you and your wonderful tinctures! I would have been lost without them. xx  M.C. - one of our sweet UK clients.   (UK hospitals allow herbal tinctures, aromatherapy and homeopathy in their hospitals and healing clinics.  Isn't that awesome!)