flower therapy believes that diseases are a result of disharmony between the
spiritual and mental dimensions of man. Bach flower remedies balance the mental
dimension of humans and heal the body.
This therapy owes its existence to Dr.
Edward Bach, a Harley Street specialist in London. He found Homeopathy very tedious and time
consuming. In 1930 he began wandering
the forests and hills in search of healing plants, which would heal a sick man
without any side effects. Being an
intensely spiritual man, he was able to visualize a plant as an aid to healing
the mind of the patient, just by meditating on it.
It did not matter to Dr. Bach what
physical ailment the patient suffered from, but his main theory was that disease
was as a result ofdisharmony between the spiritual and mental
aspects of man. The conflicting
moods, hate and other negative emotions produce much unhappiness and this
lowers the “Vital force” and causes disease. His theory was that by balancing
the mental side of a person, the ‘vital force’ becomes strong and this heals
There are about 30 popular Bach flower
remedies. They are dilutions of the flowers with alcohol and they are dispensed
in the liquid form.
Some useful Bach Flower Remedies:
is a remedy that is useful to combat unknown fears, when the patient is
terrified that something terrible is going to happen.
useful when the patient is very critical and intolerant and always judging
Chestnut Bud is very useful for persons who repeatedly make mistakes in life.
Heather suits persons who are self centered with incessant talking.
Holly is useful for persons who are jealous, revengeful, suspicious, and envious and lack love.
a remedy that suits persons who have no confidence in their own ability and do
not make further attempts when they fail.
Rescue Remedy is one of the most popular Bach flower remedies. It is the combination of Rock Rose (terror and panic), Impatiens (mental stress and tension), Bethlehem (shock), Cherry Plum (desperation), Clemitis (light-headedness). This remedy is a lifesaver and useful in emergencies.
flower remedies are Holistic. This Alternative system is popular in Europe and
can be studied and used by the layman for common mental fears and anxieties.
It is a nosode – it is made from the
This remedy is useful in subjects who
have sheer prostration and debility in the morning.
It is a very useful remedy in
ulceration of the mouth, nose, genitals, and skin and in patients who have a
succession of abscesses.
This remedy is useful in subjects with
a loss of memory, when subjects remember everything prior to their
illness. This remedy is useful when
subjects are apathetic and feels that they are going insane. This remedy is
useful when subjects feel hopeless and despair their recovery and DREAD THE
This remedy is useful for falling of
the hair, when there is pain in the bones of the head, associated with
This remedy is useful in recurrent
case of Phlyectunular inflammation of the cornea, associated intense
photophobia with profuse lachrymation.
This remedy is useful in caries of the
ossicles of the ear, which are syphilitic in origin.
This remedy is useful in caries of the
nasal bones, hard palate and septum with perforation, associated with ozena
(bad odor from the nares).
This remedy is useful for teeth decay
at gum edges, with serrated edges and dwarfed.
This remedy is also useful when the tongue is coated, with the
indentation of the teeth. This remedy is
useful for excessive salivation, when the saliva runs out of the mouth, while
This remedy is useful in stopping the
craving for alcohol.
This remedy is useful for Sciatica,
which is worse in the night, for rheumatism of the shoulder joint at the
insertion of the deltoid muscle. This
remedy is useful in rheumatism of the muscles, which are hard as knots or
lumps. This remedy is extremely useful
in cases of Pains that increase and decrease gradually, which are shifting and
require a constant change of position.
This remedy suits female subjects, who
have profuse, thin watery acrid leucorrhoea.
This remedy is useful in cases of
fissures in the anus and the rectum, in cases with a history of Syphilis.
Like SULFUR, SYPHILINUM is also useful
when the best selected remedies fails to relieve or permanently improve in
This remedy is useful in chronic
asthma worse in summer, and with wheezing, which is worse at night.
This remedy is useful in subjects when
the skin has a reddish brown eruption with a disagreeable odor.
This remedy suits subjects who are
worse at night, sundown to sunrise, worse in the seashore, worse in
summer. This remedy also suits subjects
who are better inland and in mountains, during the day and while moving about
TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…
At birth, I give a dose of MEDORRHINUM if the child is inclined to be gross with a large head; if it is a little bit of a skinny baby that is snuffling almost as soon as it breathes, underweight, wrinkled and old looking, I give a dose of SYPHILINUM.
In children who look ‘old, dwarfed, wrinkled’, with also T.B heredity, SYPHILINUM and BACILLINUM given in turn, will work wonders.
Dr. Noel Pudephatt.
In old Syphilitics and non-syphilitics suffering for years and years from affections of the throat and skin, SYPHILINUM is indicated.
Dr. Leon. Renard.
If arthritic attacks alternate with urticaria, never occurring simultaneously, consider URTICA URENS. If arthritic pains alternate with pains, which change from throat to ear, from trachea or bronchi to teeth and if the pains are markedly aggravated from sunset to sunrise, SYPHILINUM is probably indicated especially if the patient dreads the night because of the suffering and subsequent weakness.
Dr. H. A. Roberts, M.D.
When the patient is aggravated by SULFUR, we must always think of the existence of a latent state of syphilis, if PULSATILLA, another antidote of SULFUR does not produce any result. (SYPHILINUM is an antidote to SULFUR).
Dr. Leon. Renard.
I have experimented more with so-called nosodes, and have had seemingly very good results from MEDORRHINUM as well as SYPHILINUM in intractable case of chronic rheumatism. The most characteristic difference is that with MEDORRHINUM, the pains are worse in the daytime and with SYPHILINUM, in the night.
Dr. Nash, M.D.
When TUBERCULINUM fails, try SYPHILINUM, it often arouses a reaction.
Dr. William. Boericke, M.D.
In lymph-sarcoma, think of SYPHILINUM and CISTUS CANEDENSIS.
In primary Syphilis, SYPHILINUM has little or no effect at all and then MERCURY should be given in higher potencies. SYPHILINUM will be useful as a remedy will be of great value in old syphilitics, where convalescence is particularly long after and acute disease. It is in a way that when a patient that when a patient is slowly re-establishing himself after Typhoid, a single dose of SYPHILINUM will bring him his appetite, strength, sleep and a rapid gain of his former weight.
Dr. Kent, M.D.
When SULFUR is prescribed in any case and produces alarming aggravation, one must think of the existence of a latent state of syphilis and then SYPHILINUM works well and antidotes the over action of SULFUR.
remedies work very well in many minor injuries; the objective of educating the layperson about these remedies is to
cut household expenses on costly and needless medications. The homeopathic kit
is all about PATIENT EMPOWERMENT OR HEALTH FACILITATION.
As a matter of convention, to make therapy
simple, all the Homeopathic remedies selected are in the 30 C potency and the
pills are of 30 size and the uniform recommendation for common ailments is 3
globules to be put under the tongue 3 to 4 times per day.
Some useful Homeopathic remedies
for minor injuries:
Arnica. It is a number one
remedy for accidents, shock, injuries, and bruising. This remedy is useful in
conditions of injuries, falls, blows and contusions. This remedy acts like a prophylactic to
prevent pus-forming infections. It is
useful in arresting bleeding after tooth extraction; it accelerates the healing
of the gums and eliminates inflammation. This remedy eases pain after
fractures. It is useful to control shock and prevent soreness after surgery.
(2) Calendula. It is a useful remedy for healing wounds. It is useful as
a topical cream in low potency. Quickly seals wounds, so make sure wound is
completely clean before use.
(3) Hypericum. It is a useful remedy for injuries to nerves. Pains are sharp and shooting.
It is useful for pain after a dental injection.
(4) Apis. It is a useful remedy for bites and stings. It helps
reduce redness, pain and swelling.
(5) Ledum. It is a great remedy for puncture wounds. It is also
useful for animal and insect bites. Some Homeopaths believe that along with Hypericum,
a useful remedy for preventing Tetanus.
I must advise
the reader that this kit should not replace your doctor. It is something like a first aid kit for minor
ailments and I would encourage patients to consult their physician as soon as
there is no improvement of the medical condition.
Grapefruit Seed has antibiotic, anti-septic,
disinfectant properties and is also used as a preservative in food and
seed extract (GSE) owes its existence to Dr. Jacob Harish, who was a physicist. World War II forced him to abandon his
studies and become a fighter pilot. Just after the war Dr. Jacob Harish was
breakfasting on Grape fruit, which was a rare treat in France. While he savored the sweetness of the fruit,
he was intrigued by its bitter taste of the seed and wondered if it had any
It took years
of perseverance on Dr. Jacob’s part to study this fruit. More herbal, plant and
fruits should be investigated for anti-microbial properties. After the war, he migrated to the US and took
a medical degree and did research on Grapefruit Seed Extract and found it
extract is non-toxic, environmentally safe and quickly biodegradable and it is
inexpensive. Dr. Harish was honored for his pioneering work and was invited to
Europe, as a guest of honor at the Pasteur Institute of France, which is
Europe’s leading AIDS research center. For
years, this Institute has been researching the potential of GSE, as a
prophylactic against the HIV virus, as well as against the secondary infections
associated with AIDS. The farmers of
Europe now use a powdered form of GSE, in fish and poultry feed to fight
pathogenically lethal bacteria, such as Salmonella and E Coli.
The uses of
Grapefruit Seed Extract:
Reports from the University of Georgia in Athens, by Dr. Wyatt have
proved that GSE has a wide spectrum of activity that offers antiviral,
antibacterial (both against Gram + and Gram – bacteria), antifungal and
When GSE is mixed with soap and cleaning products, the
cleansing product only kills the germs and does not harm the skin.
It is extremely useful when used as a pre-surgical scrub for a
A growing number of dermatologists, aestheticians and cosmetologists
are using GSE mixed in soaps and skin cleaners.
A few drops of GSE have been found to be useful when put in
one glass of water, as a preventative for “Traveler’s Diarrhoea”.
3 to 4 drops of GSE per gallon of reservoir water into a humidifier
will prevent the growth of algae.
It is a sure shot remedy in cases of Sore throats caused by
Streptococci and gargling water with GSE definitely prevents sore
It has been found useful by dentists to cure Oral thrush infections
due to Candidial infections.
It has been found to be useful in protozoal infections such as
the flora and fauna has become very important because we are living in an era
of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and a tremendous and frightful
resurgence of killer viruses like Hepatitis and AIDS. Perhaps,
the answer to infectious diseases lies in cheap Holistic Alternatives such as
the humble Grape fruit Seed Extract and many other unknown plants and fruits.