Centaurium erythraea (pink)
Healing Herbs Dropper Centaury by Flower Essence Services
Kind, quiet, gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax their strength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they may neglect their own particular mission in life.Positive qualities:
Serving others from inner strength, while nourishing one's own needs; acting from strength of inner purpose, saying “No” when appropriate Patterns of imbalance:
Weak-willed, dominated by others, servile, acting to please; difficulty saying “No;” fatigue and related problems due to self-neglect What are flower essences?
Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930's, although new remedies from other plant species are now available. How do flower essences work?
To understand how flower essences work requires a recognition that the human being is more than a physical body, but also incorporates a "body" of life energy, a "body" of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us. We can say that they work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower essences work through the medium of water.
Modern physics has known for nearly a century that matter and consciousness are intertwined. However, medical science still generally works with a nineteenth century model of the human being as a mechanism in a world of machines. We expect that in the coming century medical science will develop ways of studying the impact of consciousness on health, and we will learn more about the ways in which flower essences work. However, empirical research, which consists of the collection of case studies and practitioner reports, will remain the primary source of knowledge about how flower essences work. How do I use flower essences?
They are typically taken orally from a dropper bottle; the standard dosage is four drops four times daily. You can take the drops directly from stock bottles available in stores; mix them in a glass of water; or make a dosage bottle by mixing several drops with water and brandy (typically 1/4 ounce) in a one ounce dropper bottle. When mixing in a dosage bottle or glass of water, take two drops from each essence selected. There are many others ways of using them, such as in misting sprayers, in a cream base, or in baths.How are flower essences different from homeopathic or herbal products?
Rather than determining the physical symptoms, flower essences are best chosen by understanding the specific mental or emotional challenges which face you. These remedies are uniquely suited to address this part of your wellness program.
Four drops, four times daily
Water, brandy, infusion (1,6000) of centaurium erythraea flowers wild-harvested in Britain
About Flower Essence Services
For more than three decades, Flower Essence Services (FES) has enjoyed a reputation for professional quality and service. At FES they believe they have a responsibility to care for this magnificent planet that sustains us all.
FES are dual-certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic for their land, wild-harvesting and product preparation — these are the highest standards in the world for sustainable land use.
They manage a large composting program to regenerate and ‘give back’ to the life of the soil, water and plants. They use limited packaging that emphasizes natural, recycled, and/or reused materials. They always print on recycled paper.
Their bottles are always glass and their displays are handmade from ecologically harvested wood with natural finishes. They use plastic or synthetic materials only when there is no other reasonable alternative.
They tithe financial support to local, national and international environmental and social organizations. They also supply product donations to social programs throughout the world.
They are committed to ecological transportation strategies such as employee carpooling, a 4-day work-week, and consolidation of trips.
They strive to conserve electricity, water and paper wherever possible; and they actively recycle glass, paper, tin, cardboard and plastic.
They provide their staff with preventative, holistic health coverage.
They provide retirement and savings benefits to their staff, by investing in the socially conscious Calvert fund.
They use only earth-friendly, non-chemical cleaners in their office and production spaces, eco-friendly lighting, LCD computer screens, and other sustainable measures.
They are a small, locally-owned company and care about the people they encounter and the world we share.
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This is the first time I've tried flower essences. In a time of transition, I have definitely found them to be supportive of my emotional and mental well-being.