A natural system of stress management, the Bach Flower Remedies were discovered by a physician named Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930's. Most of all, he was a compassionate man who wanted to ease the suffering of others.
Dr. Bach was a physician, surgeon, homeopath, bacteriologist and immunologist.
Edward Bach studied medicine at Birmingham University and University College Hospital, London. He qualified in 1912 and worked as house surgeon, pathologist and bacteriologist. He also carried out original research into immunology and vaccine therapy.
In 1919 Bach took up a post at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. Inspired by his experiences there, he began research into the use of healing plants. In working with his patients, he found that their physical illnesses were exacerbated by their mental and emotional states and so set out to discover a system of healing with non toxic plants that would be safe and simple, with no side effects.
Using his vast knowledge of herbs and his intuition, he located 38 flowering plants and trees which balanced specific negative emotions and formulated them into dilute homeopathic mixtures.The preparations made from these plants became known as Bach flower remedies. He wanted his system to be safe and simple, so that anyone could use it in their home.
These liquids can be used in combination to address over 200 million states of mind. Best of all, they are safe, non-toxic and do not interact with any other form of treatment. The remedies are manufactured under strict guidelines for safety and purity (GMP) which are established by the World Health Organization and are available in 66 countries worldwide. The remedies have now been in use for over 80 years worldwide.