How Carolyn finds your optimum
combination of essences

How Flower Essences are made

How Flower Essences work

Flower Essence Descriptions:
Carolyn’s Golden Bay Essences
First Light Flower Essences of NZ
NZ New Perception Flower Essences
Perelandra Essences
Gurudas Essences
Bach Flower Remedies

Recommended Reference Books



To find the optimum combination of essences for you, Carolyn uses her pendulum to dowse your signature, tuning in to your unique vibration.
She matches your vibration to each essence in her collection, to locate the ones needed and create your personalised flower essence combination.
This method of divining your essences bypasses interference from the ego/intellect and works directly with higher consciousness to find the right essences for you.

Flower Essences are made using the sun’s energy to catalyze the imprinting of a flower’s unique vibrational signature (its essence) onto the carrier solution – natural spring water or rain water. The resulting Mother tincture is then preserved with brandy and used to make a Stock, again preserved in a 50:50 brandy : water mix. For an individual formula, a few drops of each stock needed are added to a base containing mostly water with a small amount of brandy.

Flower Essences are used individually or in combination to treat imbalances at all levels:  physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, creating balance and well-being in the whole person.

Flower Essences work by raising your energy to a higher vibration, expanding your perception of an issue or situation, giving clarity and dispelling fear. Experiencing trauma, fear and emotional negativity depletes your energy and lowers your vibration, restricting body, mind and spirit. Essences help by transforming your experience from the negative to the positive, opening your awareness to higher consciousness and supporting healthy function on all levels.

Flower Essences are simple to use and safe for people, animals and plants. They are completely harmless, with no side effects or unpleasant reactions, and no danger of overdosing. They work well alongside other medicines and therapies, supporting the body’s natural healing processes. Occasionally the symptoms of imbalance can intensify for a day or two. This will quickly pass as the essences do their work of bringing you back into balance.

Flower Essences give you the courage, clarity and strength to follow your inspiration and respond effectively in challenging life situations, whether current issues or old entrenched problems and patterns.


Carolyn makes your Personal Essence Combination from the following Flower Essence Sets:

Golden Bay Essences made by Carolyn
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand
New Zealand New Perception Flower Essences
Perelandra Essences
Gurudas Essences
Bach Flower Remedies



For communication challenges, reacting with defensive words, difficulty staying open to what others are saying.
Helps dialogue with warmth and connection, easy communication, being open and receptive when others are speaking.

Nurturing; Seeds of a new generation; Starlight
Connection with the new age. Aids the process of rebirth after relinquishing the old ways and leaving oneself open to what is to come.

Yin/Yang synthesis                  Spark of creation                                
Complementary yin and yang energies embrace and synthesise the spark of creation, strengthening co-creative partnership. Energises mind and spirit, integrates and grounds mental and spiritual activity in the physical body, strengthening the vital force through the lower chakras. Grounds and aligns with inner truth and guidance.

Radiance; Personal Power; Transformational
Ability to radiate personal power so as to share one’s unique gift with the world. Has a transforming effect through expanding one’s influence and individual contribution to the whole.

Self Heal
Clarity                          Grounding & Alignment                      Integration
A grounding essence that resonates and aligns us with the heartbeat of our planet.  Clears and aligns all chakras, and supports integration of higher spiritual information into the physical body with ease. Strengthens spinal alignment and craniosacral balance, bringing ease to head, neck, shoulders, back, and hips. Brings clarity and grounding.

Compassion; Softness; Gentleness
Opens the heart centre through compassionate embrace. Encourages resolution of emotional distress with softness and gentleness. To help lighten your touch, soften the impact of your message to others so they stay receptive to your wisdom.


Fireweed (from Alaska)
Grounding connection             Re- patterning             Renewal
For energy stagnation on any level; weak connection to the Earth; carrying patterns of behaviour from past experiences into the future.
Strengthens our grounding connection to the Earth; helps break up and move out old energy patterns, shock and trauma that are being held in the body. Initiates new cycles of revitalization and renewal.


Aotea Stone (fuchsite and kyanite in a quartz matrix)
Core survival issues                 Life journeys

Vulnerability of a new life form unfolding in the world.   Oppressive weight of responsibility suppressing vitality.
Brings opening, expansion, ease and flow of movement, uplifts and transcends.  Accessing the wisdom of the divine feminine.

Erebus Crystal (anorthoclase from Mt Erebus, Antarctica)
Revolutionary change                    Visualisation
Activates via brow chakra to energise visualisation of future potential.   Aligns soul direction with the blue ray of healing.  Catalyst for innovative and revolutionary change.  Brings unexpected shifts in perception bubbling to the surface to reshape our worldview.

Kyanite Crystal
The bridge-builder                  Connection                  Communication          
Opens and aligns throat chakra, third eye chakra and subtle bodies. Strengthens self-expression, creative expression, telepathic and psychic interaction, truth-speaking. A bridge-builder creating new pathways of communication and connection. Facilitates calm, serenity and a meditative state of mind.

Carolyn uses the following sets:   
Ferns (37 - 43)  http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/fern-essences-37-43.html
Trees (44 - 50)  http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/tree-essences-44-50.html 
Seeds (51 - 62)  http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/seed-essences-51-62.html 
Plants (63 -84)  http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/plant-essences-63-84.html
Healers (85 - 96) http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/healers-essences-85-96.html
Shamanic (97-120) http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/shamanic-essences-97-120.html
Orchids (121-128) http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/orchid-essences-121-128.html
Fern Allies (129-136) http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/fern-ally-essences-no-s-129-136.html
Native Mountain Grasses  (137-144)  http://www.firstlightfloweressences.co.nz/essences/sacred-mountain-grass-essences-no-s-137-144.html

New Zealand New Perception Flower Essences Set
Descriptions adapted from the work originated by Mary Garbely

Integration and realignment of right and left brain hemispheres; co-ordinates and extends brain activity and function. For strokes and brain damage. Enhances imagination, visualisation and intuition.

Feeling overwhelmed and wanting to isolate.
Helps you to accept what is happening in the world with a strong heart and a positive vision.

For deeply embedded hereditary patterns of negativity: deep subconscious fears; negative archetypal or collective unconscious memories.
Gives balanced perspective and ability to focus on positive human experience.

Autumn Crocus
A catalyst. Helps to integrate wisdom and loving intent with the knowing that you co-create your own reality. Enhances ability to transition through change while staying aligned to soul purpose.

Holding onto what is no longer useful from the past.
To move in a new direction, intuitively knowing what to give up and having the drive to move on from it. Helps decision making.

For doubt and confusion. Mental, emotional and spiritual instability, mental breakdown.
Gives courage, trust, stability.  Removes doubt. Boundary setting, knowing what is your responsibility and what is not.

Blessings Mix  (Kowhai, Puriri, Kauri & Acianthus in combination)
To lift yourself above the pain of struggle. Giving gratitude – counting your blessings and experiencing the freedom, joy and enlightenment this brings.

Cabbage Tree (Ti Kouka)
Believing in lack or scarcity. Focusing on past losses.
Realigns with abundance, success and vitality. Simplicity. Unlimited potential.

Deep subconscious fear that paralyses. Frozen – can’t move or think clearly.
Clears the mind, strengthens and revitalises.

Daydreaming, idealistic fantasising. Unrealistic fearful imaginings.
Brings awareness into the present moment. Able to move forward realistically and responsibly.

Recurring problems in areas of relationship, money or health.
Gives awareness and understanding of unresolved life patterns. Ability to respond, not react. Allows you recognise, understand and move on.

For mental stress, rigid attitude, negative outlook causing muscular tension.
Helps ease tension in body, relaxing physically and mentally. Enhances open mindedness, concentration and direction of energy. 

Unresolved issues that fester and build up pressure, needing a release valve. Fear of death. Helps open expression and discussion; regrowth, regeneration. Facilitates labour and birth.

Erigeron Daisy & Whau
Losing faith in your body’s innate wisdom and healing ability, leading to physical problems.
For treating your body compassionately as your best friend, nurturing yourself. Boosting your immune function through trust and confidence in your body.

Fear of being alone, feeling unsupported. 
To feel strength in unity (all-one-ness), knowing you are connected.  Gives inner strength, peace and balance.

Rejecting the self, self hatred, self denial.
Helps loving acceptance of yourself just as you are, with no regrets, leading to stable relationships and teamwork. Cleanses and purifies. Helps restore immune system after long illness.

Evening Primrose
Smothering over-concern, feeling stifled. Independence curtailed. Suppressed crying.
Gives ability to release emotion and move towards freedom and independence. 

Everlasting Pea
Restricting your options, limiting your self-expression and application by painting yourself into a corner. 
Gives self discipline, consistency and determination in pursuit of the highest vision for yourself.   Stimulates spiritual expansion, always working for the highest good for yourself and others.

Five Finger
Fear of enclosed spaces. Feeling oversensitive, overwhelmed, helpless.
Brings awareness of how to use your well-developed sensitivity positively.

Fear of the unknown, of the future, of situations not previously experienced. Collective fears e.g. nuclear war, climate instability.
Stabilises your sensory system.  Dispels fear, giving acceptance of the unknown situation. Ability to go with the flow, inner knowing that all is well.

Forget Me Not
Blaming others, self pity, feeling left out or thinking life is unfair.  
Gives recognition that life is win:win, no one loses.  Helps expand your vision of yourself to be creative, not reactive.

Ginger Blossom
Anger, irritability, hate, frustration, futility. Intense relationship causing defensiveness.  
Helps to honour the other with patience, loving acceptance, humility and stability.  Give and take in one-to-one relationships. 

Restrictive and outdated patterns of learning. Low self esteem.
Gives courage to develop and extend your capacity for learning and creating successful outcomes.  Helps deal with the hurt of lost loved ones, keeping the heart open and receptive to loving others.

Isolation, defensiveness, fear of being hurt creating barriers to relationship.
Helps to develop trust in personal and group relationships.

Himalayan Blue Clover
For individuals whose ideas and views go against the norm. When others’ opinions oppose and undermine yours.
Helps retain hope, joy and faith in your inner knowing. If you leap in blind faith, you will land.

Emotional insecurity re attachment to family, nation or race when accepted links are broken. Gives awareness of connections still existing on other levels. To love unconditionally without emotional need. Gives compassion and humility.

Controlling and planning every detail. Not trusting the process.
Restores trust and security. Helps you to step back and allow the natural flow. To get out of your own way and be present with the process. Enhancing clear intention. Inviting synchronicity. Trusting inner guidance and Nature.

Out of touch with soul purpose. Searching without recognising your purpose in the present moment.
Gives acceptance of your current role and inspiration to create an intentional future from where you are right now. Helps to align with purpose and set goals.

Sudden trauma generating fear that "things will never be the same again". 
Gives stability to overcome fears, attune to loving warm connection and accept the unknown.

Loss of contact with a nurturing environment. Encourages full co-operation with Nature and aligns with Nature's rhythms to nurture your inner being. Consciousness shifts from reactive survival instinct to active stewardship of both inner and outer realms.

Kohia  (Native Passion Flower)
Bizarre negative thoughts flooding the mind; intense dark thoughts; destructive impulses.
Floods the mind with light and restores balance.  Integration of your shadow, loving and accepting both light and dark aspects of yourself.

Indecisive, stuck in disharmony, unwilling to rock the boat, in stalemate.
For ability to work cooperatively with conflict, creating peaceful decisions and dynamic forward movement.

For spiritual redirection of sexual desire. Clears unresolved patterns that limit its expression. Transmutes the energy of desire and clears the way for spiritual regeneration in an evolutionary quantum leap.

Worry, anxiety, overconcern. Dwelling on issues rather than taking steps to resolve them.
Gives courage to address and resolve disturbing issues. Strengthens the heart chakra. Creates inner stillness, strength and understanding.

Lemon Balm
Overwork, over responsibility for healing others, causing health problems and blocks to your spiritual growth.
Helps regain the wisdom and understanding of the true healing role, opening the way to spiritual progress. Enhancing the healer/client dynamic with healthy boundaries.

Impatient and hard on yourself. Unforgiving of your own perceived imperfections.
Helps to lovingly accept all aspects of yourself. Increases experience of synchronicity and the natural flow of energy by focusing attention on life’s abundant blessings.

London Pride
Feeling judgemental or intolerant towards others. Seeing them as limited, weak or flawed.
Helps recognition of the divine in others and strengthens your connections with compassion and understanding.

Limiting your worldview. Stuck in ideas and fears that restrict your experience.
Helps expand your horizons and widen your perception so change is embraced.

Sub-consciously getting your need for care and attention met through ill-health.
An integrating and balancing essence. Heals soul damage, balances ego input. Gives freedom from fear-based behaviours.

Helps heal blocks to the awareness of love.
Enhances expression of universal love. Spiritually uplifts by aligning you through all levels to the vibration of divine love.

Marigold (French)
Switching off, not attentive to internal or external messages. Disconnected from your life.
Strengthens inner knowing and connection with life. Gives ability to process and respond to information received. Calms central nervous system and restores inner timing.

Mexican Sunflower
Holding onto your security blanket. Fears of scarcity and loss. Identifying with material possessions.
Brings a sense of abundance and inner security.

Distress and tension re difficult home and family dynamics. Emotional insecurity and reactivity.
Helps ease stress. For thoughtful interactions and loving responses. Secure relationships.

Feeling disempowered, out of control and helpless.
Realigns your power centre in harmony with soul purpose. Restores breaks in aura and helps avert physical ill health.

Morning Glory (Blue)
Disconnected from the flow of life. Loss of faith; out of balance with your creative spark.
Connects you with the spark of life and your unique part in Nature’s all-inclusive creative dynamic. Expressing light, love and spiritual vitality in each moment. Reverence.

Out of balance with soul direction and life purpose.
Balances body/soul fusion and strengthens divinely inspired wise action.

Orange Blossom or Native Greenhood Orchid
Dwelling in the past, disappointment lowering your vitality and love of life.
Centres your attention in the present moment, loving life and living to your potential.

Papaya (Mountain Paw Paw)
Self pity and burnout due to imbalance between work demands and meeting own needs. Healers essence for strengthening healthy boundaries. Helps you make wise choices and maintain balance as your healing role develops.

Grief and trauma, debilitating stress causing illness.
A catalyst, enhances and speeds up any healing process, balances and realigns on all levels.

Peace Rose
When experiencing difficult transitions. Uncertain of your direction.
Gives ability to harmonise with conscious soul direction when choosing your path. Brings peace of mind, surrender, trust and faith.

Avenue of expression blocked at throat chakra. Unable to give voice to your feelings.
Helps vocal expression in any form. Empowers you to speak your true thoughts and feelings confidently. Frees up throat charka and opens avenue of expression.

Disempowered, out of touch with your personal power base.
Helps you take responsibility for accessing the power within yourself and using it with wisdom and honourable intention. Living creatively in self empowerment.

Polyanthus (yellow)
Self critical, assuming guilt and taking on the blame.
Helps increase self respect. Gives compassion and generosity for yourself. Accepting and loving yourself when feeling vulnerable.

False pride, arrogant thinking or misdirected power.
Balances authority and power with humility and wisdom. Body, mind and spirit in harmony with soul direction and aligned with Nature in co-creative action.

Feeling insecure and unworthy of love. Wary of opening your heart to others. Fear of failure in relationships.
Gives inner security to extend yourself to others with love and commitment. Secure in your ability to love and be loved.

Rata Vine (red)
Body and mind out of balance causing physical disharmony. Mind ego-focused and disrupting natural order. Body rhythms disturbed and energy lowered.
Balances and harmonises energy patterns at all levels.  Restores vitality and synchronises mind and body rhythms. Aligns ego with soul direction.

Rata Vine (white)
Lowered vitality after illness, shock or grief. Resignation, loss of interest in life.
Helps revive energy and love of life. Restorative effect on endocrine and immune response.

Gradual undermining of spirit causing negative self image. Feeling like you’ve been ‘kicked in the guts’. Build-up of resistance from ongoing stress depletes health of mind and body.
Helps uplift the spirit, enhancing spontaneity and a positive sense of self. Restores energy for living life to the full.

Racial, religious or nationalist disharmony and tension. Archaic wounds still unresolved, causing hard-heartedness or envy.
Helps cleanse and heal old emotional wounds. Restores sense of connection with all humanity.
Honouring and appreciating difference. Knowing your own truths, strengths and weaknesses.

Rhododendron  “Fragrantissima”
Feeling overwhelmed by responsibility. Emotionally over-involved in helping others. Heart connection shut down to protect against feeling too intensely. Adrenal overload.
Helps to stay grounded and centred in yourself while compassionate in service to others.  Keeps the heart open and empathetic.  

Rhododendron "Sir Robert Peel"
Rejecting your shadow side, wanting to attack and subdue what you see as negative in yourself.
Helps you shift from an attacking warrior stance to the role of the courageous adventurer on life’s journey. Embracing of your shadow side so you integrate it with understanding and love for yourself. 

Irresponsible, selfish, critical, ego-driven. Rebellious and defiant, blaming others.
Brings atonement – being at one with yourself in a spirit of self love. Helps youto recognise you are responsible for choosing your path. Staying open minded and taking charge of your actions and their consequences. Making positive choices for yourself in work and society.

Righteous desire to improve the world. Selfish superiority or ambition overshadowing others’ rights or needs.
Brings humility and willingness to stand alongside others and work cooperatively for humanitarian goals. Compassionate interaction.

Totara seed
Limiting your consciousness to the physical plane. Fear of death. Struggling with major life transitions. Forgetting that life is eternal.
Releases your consciousness from physical limitations and fearful struggle. Helps to transcend fear and embrace life at soul level. For conscious transitions, including death of the body.

Stress and worry causing tension and a restless nervous system. Disturbed sleep, no vitality.
Calms thoughts and relaxes a troubled mind, releasing physical tension, giving sound sleep and restoring energy.

Feelings of insecurity grown out of proportion into fears that overwhelm. “Making mountains out of molehills.”
Helps you face your fears and put them in perspective. Able to meet difficulties with your sense of humour intact.

Manipulative and “needy” behaviour. Passive domination or letting yourself be exploited. Bargaining love for gain.
Strengthens the heart chakra so love is expressed unconditionally, freely and joyfully. Restores spontaneity and playfulness. Equality and individuality in relationships.

Viola (white)
Thinking you are unworthy or a burden to others.
Increases your sense of self worth and ability to value yourself as you are. Helps you gracefully receive assistance and care from others.

Holding onto grievances, thinking life is unfair and lacking confidence to speak up for yourself. Resentment from suppressed anger, angry outbursts. Focused on inferiority, scarcity and loss. Adrenals overworked from unresolved emotional stress.
Assists you to claim your place in the world and empowers you to say what’s on your mind. Strengthens your convictions so you can confidently challenge authority figures. Giving freely of yourself with an attitude of abundance.

Wild Fennel
Survival trauma. Lowered vibration and weakened aura from exposure to negative or shocking psychic influences. Finding the world overwhelming or disorienting. Addictions.
Protects from outside influences and clears negativity from aura. Helps uplift your vibration and maintain positive energy, so negative thought forms have no influence. Strengthens healthy boundaries.

Carolyn uses the following Perelandra essence sets:  

Essence of Perelandra
Is a carefully constructed, complex electrical pattern that captures all of the elements within each of the levels in the full garden biosphere that interconnect to create the unique balance we call "the Perelandra garden."  Use Essence of Perelandra anytime and anywhere you wish to provide a unique foundation of balance, stability, strength and support.

This first set of Rose Essences assists with developing and expanding 8 qualities of positive functioning involved in processing everyday challenging experiences.

Gruss an Aachen 
Stability.  Balances and stabilises the body/soul unit on all PEMS levels (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) as it moves forward in its evolutionary process.

Courage.  Opens the individual to the inner dynamic of courage that is aligned to universal courage.

Acceptance and insight.  Enhances the individual’s appreciation of her/his own inner knowing.  Supports the mechanism that allows the body to receive the soul’s input and insight.

Orange Ruffles 
Receptivity.  Stabilises the individual during the expansion of her/his sensory system.

Pattern.  Aids the individual in seeing the relationship of the part to the whole, in perceiving her/his pattern and purpose.

Strength.  Supports and holds the strength created by the balance of the body/soul fusion and facilitates the ability to regain that balance.

White Lightnin’ 
Synchronised movement.  Stabilises the inner timing of all PEMS levels moving in concert and enhances the body/soul fusion.

Royal Highness
Final stabilisation.  The mop-up essence that helps to insulate, protect and stabilise the individual and to stabilise the shift during its final stages while the individual is vulnerable.

This second set of Rose Essences assists the body to process and integrate deeply challenging life experiences, initiated at soul level. These experiences create an opportunity for expansion of consciousness, requiring corresponding changes in functioning to accommodate the expansion. Each of these 8 essences helps to balance and stabilise changes to a specific aspect of core physiological functioning, working within the body’s craniosacral system.

Blaze Improved Climbing
Softens and relaxes first the central nervous system and then the body as a whole, thus allowing the input from an expansion experience to be appropriately sorted, sifted and integrated within the body.

Maybelle Stearns
Stabilizes and supports the sacrum during an expansion experience.

Mr Lincoln
Balances and stabilizes the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pulse while it alters its rhythm and patterning to accommodate the expansion.

Stabilizes and supports the CSF pulse after is has completed its shift to accommodate the expansion.

Chicago Peace
Stabilizes movement of and interaction among the cranial bones, CSF and sacrum during an expansion experience.

Betty Prior
Stabilizes and balances the rhythm of expansion and contraction of the cranial bones during the expansion.

Stabilizes the cranials as they shift their alignment to accommodate the input and impulses of expansion.

Stabilizes and balances the cranials, central nervous system, CSF and sacrum after an expansion process is complete.


A Soul Ray is a single refracted lifetime of an Individuated Soul. The time spent in an Earth cycle is but one part of a Soul Ray experience. The Perelandra Soul Ray Essences balance and stabalise the body, from the Earth perspective, as a person develops and expands their consciousness to include the different levels their refracted soul is experiencing.  

#1:  Balances and stabilizes the full body as it identifies, processes and integrates its ability to function in a broader, more expanded range.

#2:  Balances the sensory system of each level the individual is opening to, stabilizes the system within those levels, and supports the full, expanded system as it functions as a unit.

#3:  Balances and stabilizes the interplay and interrelationship among the various pertinent levels of the central nervous system.

#4:  Restores the balance and stability of the electrical system on each pertinent level.  Addresses the electrical system on each of those levels as an independently functioning system.

#5:  Balances and stabilizes the interplay and interaction between the various pertinent levels of the electrical system.

#6:  Supports, balances and stabilizes the interplay and interrelationship between the pertinent levels of the brain.  As a result, this facilitates the useful sharing of experiences and information between the appropriate levels of the brain, as well as the corresponding physical body changes that must take place for support.

#7:  Balances and stabilizes the refracted soul heart links and, as a result, solidifies the sense of home base.

#8:  Provides the support needed for understanding who one is and one’s relationship to the many different levels and activities participated in.  Provides the internal support for maintaining that balance.


The Nature Program Essences work to balance the human body in various ways.

V-1, or F-1, orB-1
Restore the body’s environment to balance when its imbalance is creating a corresponding viral, fungal or bacterial imbalance.  They also restore the body’s environment to balance once a corresponding viral, fungal or bacterial imbalance is present and impacting the body.

V-2, or F-2, or B-2
Restore a state of appropriate balance within the living viral, fungal or bacterial organisms so that they may once again relate to and interact with their larger host organism (body) in an appropriately balanced and environmentally sound manner.

Sobopla (So-bo’-pla)
Balances and stabilizes the triangle created by the relationship and interaction between the soul, its physical body and the planet upon  which the body resides.  As a result, the soul, body and planet become one strong, fully functioning triangular unit.  Sobopla also balances and stabilizes the physical seating of the body/soul unit to the planet.

Balances, stabilizes and, as a result, strengthens the connections and links between specific elements within each living organism on this planet and the corresponding elements that are part of the Moon.

Links humans and all other living organisms to the heart and soul impulses of the planet.  Also synchronizes the human/living organism with the heart and soul impulses of the planet and the universe, thus supporting the evolutionary process of the human/living organism moving in tandem with the universe into the Aquarian era.


Indicated in psychological imbalances esp. autism, schizophrenia, obsession. Disorientation, lack of confidence, poor integration of information into the personality.
Has a connecting effect on all levels from subtle bodies through to cellular level. Bonds together all the diverse aspects of the personality. Enhances meditation, psychotherapy, biofeedback and hypnotherapy. Knitting effect helps rejuvenate torn tissue and repair cellular DNA structure.

Helps the body to alleviate cancerous tumours, gallbladder stones and related inflammation. Helps purify appendix (in non-acute stage). Influences blood sugar and fatty tissue, strengthening pancreas and helping regulate blood sugar, moderating related mood swings and influencing weight control. Enhances assimilation of proteins, minerals and vitamins B and C. Relieves stress in kidneys leading to allergies.

Lethargic or disassociated state. Fear of death. Helps purify endocrine system. Stimulates female fertility. Helps align causal and spiritual bodies with physical body.

Benefits highly strung, nervous people with poor posture.
Relieves mental stress causing muscular tension, relaxing the entire body.

Headaches. Muscular and skeletal stress.
Helps adjustand align cranial bones, relieving pressure from the atlas (C1). Assists clarity through release of tension held in bones and muscles of temples, head and jaw. Helps whole body alignment. Tones meridians and stimulates pineal gland.

Hawthorne (English)
Effective on the physical body, especially at cellular level. Useful in cancer therapy and precancerous emotional states such as extreme stress or grief from death of a loved one or a broken heart. Enhances visualisation therapy.

Helps to alleviate guilt, through honest confrontation with the basic cause of one’s thoughts and actions. Helps develop more constructive responses. Releases nervous and muscular tension. Eases guilt-related diseases.

Magnifies right brain function. For artistic inspiration and creativity. Opens the heart chakra and releases blockages in the second chakra so that creative energy can be channelled into art.

Helps mental blocks, lack of humour, extreme emotional states.
Stimulates left brain function. Works with mental body to create clarity and decisiveness.

Fear of aging. Mid-life crisis. Insecurity re physical appearance. Diseases of the aging process.
Helps move through transitional stages of life with dignity. Tonic for endocrine system. Reinforces tissue regeneration. Invigorating and rejuvenating effect.

Morning Glory
Tonic for entire nervous system, especially the sympathetic. Helps maintain vitality and stamina throughout the day. Strengthens the mental body and all the meridians.

Helps ease emotional stress of a broken home e.g. adoption, divorce, sibling rivalry. A tonic for kidneys, lungs and nervous system.

Brings clarity and calm to any highly charged emotional state. Helps release trauma from deep in the subconscious, as an adjunct to therapy or counselling work.

Anti-viral effect on most viruses - from common cold to herpes or hepatitis.

An excellent catalyst in combination with other remedies to decrease healing time. Enhances a sense of joy, lightness and ease in sleep. Aligns all the subtle bodies, bringing their harmonics into the physical body.

Repels thought forms, especially negative ones. Protects against psychic attack. The etheric body is strengthened to such a degree that negative thought forms cannot enter the physical body or psyche. Eases mental confusion.

Treats imbalances in the vocal cords, lips, jaw, facial tissues and muscles. Aligns cranial bones. Opens and strengthens all structures associated with the avenue of expression.

Eases hormonal imbalances and enhances fertility. Rejuvenates reproductive organs and slows the aging process. Treats imbalances and diseases associated with reproduction and sexuality.

Amplifies effects of other flower essences. Amplifies the time flow (a “liquid time machine”) – useful in past life therapies.

Protects from negative influences e.g. radioactive fallout, psychic attack, extreme emotionalism. Enhances the aura and balances polarities.

BACH FLOWER REMEDIES® as described by Dr Edward Bach   

"The jovial, cheerful, humorous people who love peace and are distressed by argument or quarrel, to avoid which they will agree to give up much. Though generally they have troubles and are tormented and restless and worried in mind or in body, they hide their cares behind their humor and jesting and are considered very good friends to know. They often take alcohol or drugs in excess, to stimulate them and help themselves bear their trials with cheerfulness." 

"Vague unknown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason. It is a terror that something awful is going to happen even though it is unclear what exactly. These vague inexplicable fears may haunt by night or day. Sufferers may often be afraid to tell their trouble to others." 

"For those who feel the need to see more good and beauty in all that surrounds them. And, although much appears to be wrong, to have the ability to see the good growing within. So as to be able to be more tolerant, lenient and understanding of the different way each individual and all things are working to their own perfection." 

"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" 

"Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided"

Cherry Plum
"Fear of mind being over-strained, of reason giving away, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them." 

Chestnut Bud
"For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, and who take a longer time than others to learn the lessons of daily life. Whereas one experience would be enough for some, such people find it necessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt. Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves having to make the same error on different occasions when once would have been enough, or observation of others could have spared them even that one fault." 

"Those who are very mindful of the needs of others, they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them" 

"Those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life. Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times when their ideals may come true. In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost." 

Crab Apple
"This is the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they have something not quite clean about themselves. Often it is something of apparently little importance: in others there may be more serious disease which is almost disregarded compared to the one thing on which they concentrate. In both types they are anxious to be free from the one particular thing which is greatest in their minds and which seems so essential to them that it should be cured. They become despondent if treatment fails. Being a cleanser, this remedy purifies wounds if the patient has reason to believe that some poison has entered which must be drawn out." 

"Those who are doing good work, are following the calling of their life and who hope to do something of importance, and this often for the benefit of humanity. At times there may be periods of depression when they feel that the task they have undertaken is too difficult, and not within the power of a human being." 

"Those who are easily discouraged. They may be progressing well in illness or in the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance to progress causes doubt and soon disheartens them." 

"Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief." 

"Those who are always seeking the companionship of anyone who may be available, as they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others, no matter who it may be. They are very unhappy if they have to be alone for any length of time." 

"For those who are sometimes attacked by thoughts of such kind as jealousy, envy, revenge, suspicion. For the different forms of vexation. Within themselves they may suffer much, often when there is no real cause for their unhappiness."

"Those who live much in the past, perhaps a time of great happiness, or memories of a lost friend, or ambitions which have not come true. They do not expect further happiness such as they have had." 

"For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task. For those who believe that some part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they can easily fulfill their work." 

"Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will Endeavour to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed." 

"For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, an so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed." 

"Fear of worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietly and secretly bear their dread; they do not freely speak of it to others." 

"Those who are liable to times of gloom or even despair, as though a cold dark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy of life. It may not be possible to give any reason or explanation for such attacks. Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy or cheerful." 

"For those who are struggling and fighting strongly to get well, or in connection with the affairs of their daily life. They will go on trying one thing after another, though their case may seem hopeless. They will fight on. They are discontented with themselves if illness interferes with their duties or helping others. They are brave people, fighting against great difficulties, without loss of hope of effort." 

"Those who have suffered much mentally or physically and are so exhausted and weary that they feel they have no more strength to make any effort. Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure." 

"For those who blame themselves. Even when successful they think they could have done better, and are never satisfied with the decisions they make. Would this remedy help me to stop blaming myself for everything?" 

Red Chestnut
"For those who find it difficult not to be anxious for other people. Often they have ceased to care about themselves, but always anticipate the worst in regard to others." 

Rock Rose
"The remedy of emergency for cases even where there appears no hope. In accident, serious or sudden illness, or when the patient is very frightened or terrified, or if the condition is serious enough to cause great fear to those around. If the patient is not conscious the lips may be moistened with the remedy." 

Rock Water
"Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. They hope to be examples which will appeal to others who may then follow their ideas and be better as a result." 

"Those who suffer much from being unable to decide between two things, first one seeming right then the other. They are usually quiet people, and bear their difficulty alone, as they are not inclined to discuss it with others." 

Star of Bethlehem
"For those in great distress under conditions which for a time produce great unhappiness. The shock of serious news, the loss of someone dear, the fright following an accident, and such like. For those who for a time refuse to be consoled, this remedy brings comfort." 

Sweet Chestnut
"For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it had borne to the uttermost limit of its endurance, and that now it must give way. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face." 

"Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convert all around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will and have much courage when they are convinced of those things that they wish to teach. In illness they struggle on long after many would have given up their duties."

"Very Capable people, certain of their own ability, confident of success. Being so assured, they think that it would be for the benefit of others if they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do, or as they are certain is right. Even in illness they will direct their attendants. They may be of great value in emergency." 

"For those who have definite ideals and ambitions in life and are fulfilling them, but on rare occasions are tempted to be led away from their own ideas, aims and work by the enthusiasm convictions or strong opinions of others. The remedy gives constancy and protection from outside influences." 

Water Violet
"For those who in health or illness like to be alone. Very quiet people, who move about without noise, they are aloof, leave people alone and go their own way. Often clever and talented. Their peace and calmness is a blessing to those around them." 

White Chestnut
"For those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds. Usually at such times when the interest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full. Thoughts which worry and still remain, or if for a time thrown out, will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mental torture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives out peace and interferes with being able to think only of the work or pleasure of the day." 

Wild Oat
"Those who have ambitions to do something of prominence in life, who wish to have much experience, and to enjoy all that which is possible for them, to take life to the full. Their difficulty is to determine what occupation to follow; as although their ambitions are strong, they have no calling which appeals to them above all others. This may cause delay and dissatisfaction." 

Wild Rose
"Those who without apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all that happens, and just glide through life, take its as it is, without any effort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered to the struggle of life without complaint." 

"For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have not deserved so great a trial that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and are less active in those things of life which they had previously enjoyed." 

Rescue Remedy –a combination of Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum, Clematis and Impatiens


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Published 1995 by NZ Flower Essence Co-operative Trust

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Published 1990. Thorsons: London

Clare G. Harvey & Amanda Cochrane - The Healing Spirit of Plants; a practical guide to plant spirit medicine
Published 2001. Sterling: New York


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