Are Australian Bush Flower Essences safe to take?
Flower Essences are completely natural. They are perfectly safe, free from side effects and are self adjusting to the needs of the individual taking them. Occasionally the symptoms for which the person is taking the remedy can become more intense for a day or two. This is part of the healing process and in fact is called a ‘healing crisis.’ It is not a bad sign as it is indicative of the healing that will soon follow. In a ‘healing crisis’ we would recommend that an individual either stop the remedy for a day or two or alternatively take the remedy more frequently – four or five times a day. Brandy is added to the Bush Essences as a preservative agent although the alcohol content in a dose is almost infinitesimal.
Is there an alternative to the preservative brandy?
If you would prefer to not have brandy in your essences, they can be made with just purified water. However, if you are using purified water, it would be best to keep the bottle in a cool place or in the refrigerator and the shelf life would only be two weeks whereas with brandy the shelf life would be at least three years.
What’s the difference between Flower Essences, Herbal Remedies, Homoeopathy and Essential Oils?
As explained above Flower Essences are produced by imprinting a flower’s unique vibrational healing signature onto the carrier solution and are used to treat imbalances at a higher level, bringing about balance and well being in the whole person. Homoeopathics are prepared in a somewhat similar way to Flower Essences using animal, mineral and herbal bases imprinted upon the solution at varied dilution ratios and are generally recommended for a specific ailment. Homoeopathics are not self adjusting or without side effects and can result in severe aggravations. Also Homoeopathic remedies are easily antedoted by contact with aromatic substances such as perfume, strong mint flavoured toothpaste, garlic, coffee or Essential Oils.
According to Gurudas, the author of the book Flower Essences, of the three major forms of vibrational remedies – Flower Essences, Homoeopathic remedies and Gem Elixers – Flower Essences are the best and most effective modality to reach and treat the subtle-energy bodies, along with the meridians and physical body. He states that Homoeopathic remedies generally operate on the biomagnetic fields of the body. Some of them can effect the chakras and subtle bodies, but not as effectively as Flower Essences.
Herbal extracts and tinctures are derived after macerating parts of plants and trees i.e. root, bark, leaves in alcohol for a period of time before straining and bottling. Herbal remedies are once again generally recommended for a specific ailment and only work on the physical body, they are far cruder in nature and their chemical constituents can be analyzed and measured.
Essential Oils are extracted from the flower, bark, sap and leaves of plants and are aromatic /scented residues that work via the olfactory sense. Flower Essences can be effectively used in conjunction with all of these other modalities.
How do Australian Bush Flower Essences compare in effectiveness with other Flower Essences?
We have a high regard for all professionally prepared Flower Essences. Australian Bush Flower Essences started within a natural health clinic and became the choice of practitioners worldwide because of their diverse range and efficacious results within a clinical environment. There are a number of unique points associated with our essences, firstly, Australia being the first continent has some of the oldest species in the world and has the highest number of flowering species - a wonderfully rich biodiversity in natural healing qualities. Secondly, Australian Bush Flower Essences address many contemporary health issues such as communication, learning difficulties, spirituality, radiation, electromagnetic radiation, space clearing and sexuality not addressed by our peers. Also the Bush Essences have a reputation world wide for being incredibly quick acting and having a profound effect on the physical body. Australian Bush Flower Essences were the first to introduce combination essences, creams and mists with product names that clearly identify the health issue. This feature makes it easy for retailers to recommend and consumers to self select the right essence. This initiative has significantly increased consumer usage of Flower Essences and grown retail sales, making Flower Essences one of the highest growth retail categories in natural health retailing today.
What is the difference between stock and dose?
"Stock" is the form generally purchased by practitioners. The stock (or concentrate) is then further diluted down to a dosage bottle, the form in which it is then taken under the tongue, morning and night by the individual.
How do we choose an Essence?
There are many ways in which we can choose an essence for you. To drastically narrow down the number of essences that you are considering we need to ask you the following questions – what do you most want in your life? or what is the major issue that you are working through at the moment? Together we will discuss your intake form and then simply choose the appropriate Bush Essences. Several essences can then be mixed together in one dosage bottle.
Can I take Australian Bush Flower Essences when I am currently using other medication?
Absolutely. The Australian Bush Flower Essences can be taken whilst under treatment with natural and/or pharmaceutical medications with no negative effects whatsoever. There is no healing modality that is compromised by combining it with the Australian Bush Flower Essences.
What if I took the wrong Bush Flower Essence?
The subtle energies of the essences will address current and presenting issues only so there is no danger of taking the wrong essence. The remedies are self adjusting and without side effects. If you did not need the benefit of the remedy then nothing would happen, it simply would not work.
Can I use Australian Bush Flower Essences with children?
Australian Bush Flower Essences are an effective drug free solution for adults, children and even your pets. In fact they work extremely quickly on children and animals as they do not have as many emotional blocks as adults generally do. We recommend the same dose for children as adults and animals as well, i.e. 7 drops on rising and retiring.
When would I expect to notice results?
As we are all unique individuals it is difficult to predict how long it will take before you notice results. Normally however, we would recommend taking a remedy for two weeks when addressing an emotional issue and four weeks when addressing physical imbalances. If at the end of this time the desired result has not been achieved then we would suggest that you repeat the remedy for a similar length of time. Flower Essences, can at times, be very subtle and gentle as they work towards creating emotional and spiritual harmony and the changes can occur so easily and effortlessly that we are not aware of the healing shifts until sometime later. Then at other times, the changes are profound and instantaneous.
Can I take more than one Essence at a time?
It is far more effective to focus on just one issue and one dosage bottle, at a time, otherwise the results can be very scattered as they have no main focus to address. You can, however, use a remedy for example Emergency Essence in a one off acute situation whilst still taking another remedy over the standard two or four week period.
Will food, drink or toothpaste harm the Essences?
The Australian Bush Flower Essences are not antedoted by strong aromatic substances such as toothpaste, coffee, garlic or Essential Oils. However, it is best advised to wait a few minutes before or after taking the remedy before eating or drinking anything (except water) as well as cleaning your teeth.
I suffer from hay-fever so could I possibly have an allergic reaction to the Bush Essences?
When Ian makes the Bush Essences, he leaves the flowers in the water long enough for the life force energy of the flowers to combine with the water. He then removes the flowers from the bowl so that no physical properties of the flowers remain in the flower water. This flower water is then further diluted down several times until the dose essence is achieved. The dose bottles have been analysed by chemical laboratories to determine how much physical matter of the flower is present. The results show that there is only an infinitesimal amount of the flower remaining – one part in a hundred thousand, which is far too small to cause any physical reaction.
Are they organic, or certified pesticide free?
All of the species used in the formulation of our essences are ecologically gathered in unpolluted and naturally occurring regions of the vast Australian landscape. The making of some of our mother stock literally requires travelling thousands of miles into some of the most inaccessible regions of the outback. All of the species grow uninterrupted in natural, unpolluted, pristine environments that are pesticide free.