Similar to Bach Flower Remedies, the Australian Bush Flower Essences are the Australian version of flower essences. ABFE’S were developed in Australia by naturopath Ian White B.Sc.,N.D.,D.B.M.
From Wikipedia: White began working in New South Wales as a naturopath and took an interest in using the English Bach Flower Remedies.As a fifth generation Australian herbalist, he was also aware of the possibility of using Australian flowers in the same way.
In the early 1980s White took part in a weekly healing and meditation circle with his wife and friends. He states that, after a couple of months, guidance on the Australian Bush Flower Essences started coming through to him. While he was meditating and took the form of mental pictures of a certain plant, plus a place in which he could prepare its Essence.
He claims he was given an understanding of the healing properties of the plant; if he was unfamiliar with a plant, its botanical name would appear beneath the image in his mind. He would then go out and prepare the Essence from that plant. read more at Wikipedia
Ian White’s fantastic book is available here: Australian Bush Flowers Book
White ended up producing 50 individual flower essences and claimed that they worked extremely well on patients of his naturopathy practice. To date there are sixty nine individual remedies along with different combinations of essence for particular issues, available for purchase.
Australian Bush Flower Essences seem to work very well on cats, who are energetic beings. I have seen quite interesting results and love to keep a stock of them in my cupboard, for whenever anything crops up.
It is easy to learn how to use the essences. They are completely safe and natural. The patient will only take in what their body needs at any given point of time, so they do no harm if the wrong one is selected.
If you would like to purchase some of these essences, click here: Australian Bush Flowers
You may also like to look into this wonderful, natural essence: Bach Rescue Remedy For Cats