As a homeopath and natural health practitioner, I draw from several modalities. First and foremost, I practice and prescribe as a homeopath but there are many other natural medicines and lifestyle choices which work well alongside homeopathy for the mind, the body and our emotional wellbeing.

Amongst my favourites are the Australian Bush Flower Essences.

These have fascinated me for many years. I was introduced to them back in 1995 by one of my best friends, She was a tour manager and she’d been giving the flower essences to the band and their entourage on a big world tour and everybody loved them. She had them in a cute box and when I asked about them, she gave them to me thinking she wouldn’t use them again.

I’d heard of them and wanted to know more so I bought the book and began to read and teach myself. I found them much easier to understand than the more traditional Bach and Baileys essences.

As with many things in my life, when I want to understand more, I immerse myself in the experience. This led to spending quite a lot of time in West Coast Australia where I did my level one training and could experience the native Australian bush flowers first hand.

What I love about these particular flower essences is there is always more to discover and the founder, Ian White, a 5th generation Australian herbalist, is always adding more to the collection.

I have been using flower essences in my practice for over 20 years and have travelled as far as Australia & New Zealand to study the native flora and learn the craft.

The History of Flower Essences

We can trace the history of flower essence prescribing back many thousands of years. Records show the Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, writer, philosopher, mystic and polymath of the Middle Ages used flower essences.

In fact, today, many cultures the world over use flower essences to help manage the emotional demands of everyday life. It fascinates me that these flowers can work such magic.

Ancient Egypt

Plants are living beings and are in continuous communication with each other. They can even receive and respond to information from us! There is plenty of research that shows that having plants in a hospital room not only results in patients recovering quicker, it also lowers pain.

It’s also well known that spending time in nature offers a host of benefits, including lowering the heart rate, blood pressure, and reduced stress and anxiety.

It’s clear then that plants have a profound effect on our emotional and physical health. Working with plants, herbs and flowers for healing goes back many years. Archaeological studies have shown that the practice of herbal medicine dates as far back as 60,000 years.

For much of human history, possessing plant knowledge, or knowing a person who did, made the difference between life and death. In fact, much of the world still relies on these traditional medicines. It’s only recently we have lost this connection to the natural world.

So why Australian flowers? Did you know, Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants? They exhibite such beauty and strength and add to that the fact that Australia is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy and you have a powerful flower essence.

Sadly Australia in now facing some extreme conditions from global warming and we can only hope that these varied and diverse flowers continue to survive!


What I really love with the Australian Bush Flower Essences, is they have been created help people address the issues specific to how we are now – anxiety, existential angst, sexuality, communication issues and spiritual connection to name but a few.

I have seen immense changes in what people are dealing with in the short 20 years I have been practicing, whether that’s fertility issues, use of electromagnetic communication devices, wifi and 5g, or the changes in how our food is produced and consumed. And so I feel it’s important we have remedies which can support us with these changes and lifestyles.

Healing our emotions and trauma is key to overcoming physical disease and plants can support us in this. Very much like homeopathy, the Australian Bush Flower Essences work on the mind, body and spirit.

How they work

The healing vibrational quality is extracted from the most evolved part of the plant – the flowers, and its unique vibrational healing signature is imprinted onto the carrier solution.

We use them to treat imbalances and blocks, bringing about emotional and spiritual balance and well-being in the whole person by harmonizing negative feelings and belief patterns held in the subconscious mind. They are great at reaching and treating the subtle-energy body.

The ABFE consist of a range of essences made from a single flower and easy-to-use combination remedies.

How to use them in your life

The essences are safe for the whole family, including your pets and can be used alongside other health choices, including homeopathy.

My advice is to choose a combination essence to work with and take it for 2 weeks for emotional issues and up to 4 weeks for physical issues,

The dose is 7 drops am and pm.

If you’s like to find out more about how to work with these wonderful essences, you can purchase my webinar here.

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