How Bach flowers are prepared

How Bach flowers are prepared

THE FLOWERS OF BACH
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FLORITHERAPY

HOW BACH FLORAL REMEDIES ARE PREPARED

The Bach flower remedies can be prepared by yourself, by picking the flowers directly in the field and preparing what is called the Tincture and subsequent ones Stock bottles; or you can buy the Stock Bottles directly from the herbalist's shop. We explain how to do it in both cases:

1) Prepare the remedies by picking the flowers directly in the field

  • Tincture
  • Stock bottles

2) Prepare the remedies to be taken either from self-made stock bottles or by purchasing them at a herbalist's shop

PREPARE BACH FLOWER REMEDIES BY COLLECTING FLOWERS DIRECTLY IN THE FIELD

(50% essence + 50% brandy)

It is necessary that you bring with you what you need for the preparation of the remedies depending on whether you want to use the method of sunburn or boiling as the remedies must be prepared directly in the countryside. Obviously, before going to the site, you must have already identified the flowers suitable for your pathology (follow the attached table) that will be collected in full bloom, from wild flowers or if not possible, from organically grown flowers.

Whatever method you will use for the preparation, the water you will need to use must be from the source, possibly from the area and kept in a glass bottle.

Before going to the place, make sure you sterilize all the tools you will use by boiling them for about 30 minutes. After that dry them well and place them in a clean cloth for transport.

The mother tincture (which is not found on the market) is the first essence that is prepared from which the remedies that will then be taken will then derive, for subsequent dilutions.

For its preparation you can proceed using two different methods:

  1. Sunburn method
  2. Method of boiling

To find out which method you should use, based on the flower you need to harvest, follow the attached table.

a) Method of sunburn

Material

  • A bowl of transparent, non-colored glass or smooth crystal, without decorations or writings and with a capacity of about 300 ml (glass utensils that can be used for the microwave or oven are not recommended);
  • a glass funnel;
  • a dark glass vial (blue or brown) with an airtight cap and dropper;
  • a transparent graduated glass or porcelain jug;
  • adhesive labels;
  • a marker;
  • earwigs;
  • some paper filters;
  • spring water in glass bottles;
  • good quality brandy with an alcohol content of about 40 °, preferably from organic and fruit production.

Preparation

Fill the bowl with water and place it close to the plant, making sure it never receives any kind of shade during the entire duration of the solarization. If during the operation the bowl should be blurred for a single moment you have to throw everything away and start over.

The flowers must be cut with scissors without being touched with the hands, use a leaf to support them and put them inside the bowl. Cover the entire surface of the water contained in the bowl with flowers, making sure that each corolla touches the water.

At that point, leave the bowl for 2 to 4 hours in the sun until you see that the flowers have withered or discolored, a sign that they have given up all their vital essence to the water. When it seems to you that the essence is ready, remove the flowers from the water with a sprig or a leaf (never with your hands).

At that point, take the measuring jug and place the paper filter on it and filter the liquid. Once filtered, add an equal amount of brandy which will have the function of preserving the essence for a long time.

At the end all the solution pour it into the dark glass vial with the dropper in which you will place the label with the words "Mother tincture of ___________ (name of the remedy)".

b) Method of boiling

Material

  • a small, clean, stainless steel or enamel saucepan;
  • a camping stove;
  • a white glass measuring jug;
  • a glass funnel;
  • a dark glass bottle with an airtight cap fitted with a dropper;
  • a marker;
  • earwigs;
  • some paper filters;
  • spring water in glass bottles;
  • good quality brandy with an alcohol content of about 40 °, preferably coming from organic production

Preparation

Fill the pot 3/4 full with the flowers then add the water to the brim and place it on the stove to boil it. The flowers must be cut with scissors without being touched in any way with the hands. Use a leaf to hold the corollas and put them inside the pot.

Let it boil for thirty minutes without using the lid and to mix the flowers use a sprig of the same plant or if this is not possible because the plant is herbaceous, use a clean sprig of another plant. After this period, remove the pot from the heat and cover it with a lid and let everything cool down.

Once cold, remove the flowers with a sprig and filter the essence by placing the paper filter on the graduated jug. Once filtered, add an equal amount of brandy and pour the mother tincture into the dark bottle where at the end you will place the label with the words "Mother tincture of .................. ( name of the remedy) ".

(100% brandy + 2 drops of mother tincture for 30 ml of brandy) The stock bottles are those that are on the market, from which everyone then prepares the vials or however the dilutions for the treatment.

To prepare the Bach flower stoch bottles, you must take a 30ml bottle with a dropper that will be filled with brandy only (good quality brandy with an alcohol content of about 40 ° and better if it comes from organic and fruit production) and then add two drops of mother tincture. At that point, label it with the words "Bach flower stoch__________)

Some suggest filling the stock bottle half with water (like the one used in the preparation) and half with brandy and pour in the two drops of mother tincture. In fact, they observed that water transmits the vibrations of flowers better than brandy.

Note
Often in the bottles with the Bach flower remedies that are found on the market we read that the essence has been prepared with the infusion method. This is wrong because the sunburn method is not an infusion which assumes that boiling water is poured onto the flowers, leaves or parts to be treated in general and left to rest (basically how to prepare tea).

Note
(1) Taken from The Twelve Healers and other remedies by E. Bach

Video: Healing Herbs making Bach Essences