One of Mother Nature’s most powerful gifts is the flower. Not only are flowers beautiful to look at and smell, but they also promote wellbeing. All around you is an abundance of healing flowers, each bloom with its own unique appearance, fragrance, essence and energies.
Every flower variety has a personality and powerful healing properties. Many flowers are used in naturopathic medicine and flower therapy, in a similar way that herbal plants are used. The colour and fragrance of a flower has potent energy that can enhance your spirituality. Working closely with the healing gifts of nature can help to open up your psychic abilities, and to balance your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Treat yourself to a bouquet of your favourite flowers and be open to exploring their symbolic meaning, restorative properties and potent power. If you are strongly attracted to a particular flower, its energy pattern may be resonating with your out of synch vibration.
What Is Flower Therapy?
Flower therapy is the practice of using flower essences to restore harmony and balance between the mind, body and spirit. Flower essence liquid tinctures – made by immersing fully bloomed flowers in spring water, and placing them in sunlight – can be used to identify and heal the core aspects of emotional and mental imbalances. The healing energy of the flower is transferred to the water and is then made into the flower essence, with added preservatives. Flower essences can effectively treat many common stress related conditions and ailments. Essences first became a popular complementary healing method in the 1930s, when Dr Edward Bach introduced his first flower infusions. Today, Dr Bach’s floral blended tincture Rescue Remedy is widely sold all around the world.
A Bouquet Of Healing Flowers
If you enjoy spending time in nature, or love to tend to your garden flowers, there are many resources available that can teach you all there is to know about the healing power of flowers. To get you started here are a few varieties:
The African violet is a popular houseplant that originates from exotic and tropical East Africa and Tanzania. The deep purple herbaceous perennial possesses potent cleansing powers, and is perfect for clearing spaces of stagnant and heavy energies.
Daffodils, along with other varieties like daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil, symbolise new beginnings. The energy of this flower promotes forgiveness, acceptance and appreciation. Surround yourself with this spring bloom to calm panic attacks and to feel rejuvenated.
Symbolising innocence, gentleness and purity, Daisies possess the energetic power to remove stress and to uplift your mood.
Dandelions are powerful healers that can help you let go of anger, bitterness and resentment.
Highly scented and showy Gardenias help to ease and clear stressful emotions and chronic stress. The fragrant blooms promote playfulness and happiness.
The energy of the Geranium heals domestic conflict and helps to lift depression.
Hyacinths in bloom boost and restore self-esteem. In medicinal form the hyacinth is an effective antiseptic that speeds up the healing of cuts and wounds.
Flowering woody Lilacs possess calming properties that can help you to release, or manage, feelings of anxiety or depression. Place a vase of pretty lilacs by your bedside, and in the living room.
The Marigold boosts positive energies in your environment, and is a great all-round healer. Used in tinctures and ointments, marigolds can help to heal headaches, skin problems and throat conditions.
The sensual Orchid has a potent energy that lifts your vibration higher.
The Rose is the botanical symbol of ultimate love and passion. Roses possess powerful healing energy that helps to remove blockages in the heart chakra. Medicinally, roses reduce stress and prevent insomnia, and are beneficial for heart, skin and eye problems.