Similar to homeopathic remedies, flower essences work on the energetic level to assist us in addressing anything from acute physical injury to past trauma to reawakening dormant parts of ourselves (creativity, dreaming, sexuality, etc). These formulas are made with flower blossoms, which are harvested at their prime and, frequently, in their native habitat. The flowers are placed in fresh water and exposed to sunlight or moonlight, during which time the energetic signature, or the vibrational quality of the flower infuses the water. The essences themselves contain no physical plant matter but rather carry the energetic imprint of the flower.
Flower essences have been scientifically studied for the last hundred years in Europe and North America and are being used by practitioners from Haiti to Cambodia to Hong Kong to here in the States with incredible, well documented success. Additionally, flowers have been used as medicine in indigenous cultures for thousands of years. In particular, the Cherokee and the Australian Aboriginals have been documented as creating medicines from the dew on flowers.
Watch this short video to learn more about historical uses of flower essences: