Flower “essences” discovered and developed by Dr. Edward Bach are similar to homeopathy in many respects and form a part of alternative medicine. The essences work by transmitting the “energetic signature” of the flower to the user and in turn affect a person’s psychological state. Flower essences are used to treat the mental symptoms which are believed to be the root cause of the disease treated.
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 emotional and spiritual balance and well being in the whole person. Homeopathics 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.
According to Gurudas, the author of the book “Flower Essences”, of the three major forms of vibrational remedies – Flower Essences, Homeopathic 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. He states that Homeopathic remedies generally operate on the bio-magnetic fields of the body. Some of them can affect the chakras and subtle bodies, but not as effectively as Flower Essences. Gem elixirs act similarly to Flower Essences but not to the same degree, as they do not have the same potency of life force.