Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

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Definition: A brand name of flower essences created by an English physician and homeopath named Edward Bach in the 1930s.

Bach was said to have believed that negative emotions could worsen or lead to physical illness and that flowers had the potential to reduce emotional stress. Bach created 38 individual remedies, each associated with a negative emotional state, and a “rescue remedy,” which is recommended for panic, shock and emergencies.

Bach flower remedies are made by placing the flowers in a bowl of spring water and then leaving them to infuse in natural sunlight or boiling them in spring water. The flowers are then discarded and the liquid is preserved with brandy, diluted and then sold in small vials.

Bach flower remedies are found in many health food stores. They are typically taken by adding two drops of each desired remedy into a glass of water, which is then sipped.

Pronunciation: Bok
Also Known As: Bach flower essences
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Daily Feng Shui Tip for Nov. 9th – ‘Chaos Never Dies’

The energies associated with this day might say that ‘Chaos Never Dies’ but remaining cool, calm and collected in the face of chaos can be as easy as taking four drops of Bach Rescue Remedy flower essence under the tongue, three times a day for as many days as it takes to assume a state of harmony and peace. Chaos will die quickly with this proven anxiety easer in hand.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui News for Oct. 10th – ‘World Mental Health Day’

I often refer to using flower essence therapy because of its all-natural ability to purge negative attitudes and behaviors. On ‘World Mental Health Day’ I’d like to recommend using a specific flower essence that has been known to help heal minor depression. Of course and as always, remedies or therapies recommended in these tips should never take the place of proper diagnosis from a qualified physician. But if you suffer from constantly dwelling on your problems as opposed to focusing on the solutions, and have been discouraged by a series of setbacks, then Bach Gentian Flower Essence is for you! Gentian stimulates the adrenal glands while restoring meaning to life. This essence is attributed with also being able to restore faith in your own future. By the way, and just so you know, I have faith in you and your fabulous future.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

The Herbal First Aid Kit

The Herbal First Aid Kit

Remember when dealing with serious injuries, first aid is a temporary solution to proper medical attention can be obtained. Serious injuries need to be treated by a doctor.

Aloe

Break off an aloe leaf and scrape the gel to soothe minor burns, scalds and sunburns. Aloe has tissue regenerative properties and will help heal all wounds.

Arnica

Arnica cream or oil can be used on bruises or sprains where the skin is not broken. Caution should be used with Arnica since it can become toxic in high doses.

Calendula Cream

Homemade or store-bought, this is antiseptic and antifungal. If you make it, try adding comfrey to the cream; it will help speed the healing process.

Clove Oil

Clove oil is an excellent antiseptic for cuts and is also useful for treating toothaches. It should be cut with a carrier oil when used on the skin since irritation can occur.

Compresses

Keep squares of gauze or cheesecloth on hand to make compresses. Use comfrey, witch hazel, or arnica for sprains; St. John’s Wort for deep cuts; comfrey or witch hazel for burns.

Crystallized Ginger

Chew for motion sickness or morning sickness.

Eucalyptus Oil

This is a good inhalant for colds, coughs, and respiratory infections.

Rescue Remedy

This combination of 5 of the Bach Flower Remedies is effective for shocks and emotional upsets, especially in children.

St. John’s Wort Infused Oil

Excellent for minor burns and sunburns.

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm powder is used to make poultices for drawing out splinters and bringing boils to a head.

Tea Tree Oil

Use as an antiseptic and antifungal. It is useful for cleansing wounds.

Witch Hazel Extract

Use it to treat minor burns, sunburn, and insect bites. Apply to nasal passages to stop nosebleeds. Wash cuts with it to help cleanse them.