The flower remedies were developed in the 20th century by Dr. Edward Bach. Following a startling experience of the calming effect on his own nervous system at the taste of a particular flower essence on his lips, he discovered and described 38 flower essences that can have a statistically significant effect on the nervous system. That is to say, the energetic part of the nervous system: the chakras and nadis or meridians. There are no observable specific observable molecules involved. The healing process is fueled by an energetic “print” which is composed of the combination of sunlight, the flower leaves and water (which is warmed sometimes). In theory, the human consciousness and senses aren’t even needed for the healing effect to occur.
Dr. Bach regarded illness as a disturbance in the connection with the spiritual body. He asserted that the most important reason for living in a physical and mental body is to revitalize this connection with the spiritual body. Emotions that feed these blockades are: impatience; self-criticism; prolonged sadness; chronic fear; bitterness; doubt; ignorance; denial and projection; resentment; lack of self-confidence; being overly enthusiastic; holding back too much; apathy; indifference, and guilt. Such emotions travel through the energetic body and can cause various symptoms in the physical body. After much experimenting, Dr. Bach found how the 38 flower essences could contribute to the re-balancing of the disturbances caused by the negative emotions.