The following few brief anecdotes and case histories illustrate the scope and potential of the Australian Bush Flower Essences.
One woman was in so much pain from arthritis that she was unable to sit down in the chair. The joints of her fingers were swollen, gnarled and deformed. Her condition had commenced four years earlier when her husband had left her for another woman. I prescribed Sturt Desert Pea for her, an essence for grief. After five days she rang back to say that all she had done was cry in that time but also that she was free of pain and the deformity in her hands had gone! Rheumatologists would declare this either as impossible or a miracle.
A young woman in her early twenties wanted a prescription of Bush Essences to help her recover from her impending surgery for cervical cancer. After further discussion she confided that when she was fifteen years old she had been raped. Feeling that this was a likely trigger as to why she developed such a serious illness so early in life, I prescribed Flannel Flower, Fringed Violet and Wisteria to treat the emotional and physical shock and trauma of that event. After a few days she developed a burning sensation in the cervix, but she thought that this was part of the healing process and continued to take the Bush Essences. Three weeks later at the pre-operative check by her gynaecologist, he told her in a somewhat dumbfounded manner that he couldn’t detect any signs of her cancer. She also reported feeling comfortable sexually for the first time since the rape. In both of these case histories, I wasn’t treating the physical symptoms but rather the emotional incidents that I felt were the causative factors in the client’s diseases. Once the emotions are balanced and harmonised the body can then heal itself and often in a very profound way.
The Australian Bush Flower Essences are also being used in orphanages in Brazil with the kitchen staff being instructed to add essences to the food while it is being cooked. In the first orphanage where this treatment program began, each child on average experienced 5.7 cases of bronchitis a year and the annual medical cost to the government per child was 67 reales. Bronchitis is connected to grief, an emotion that one would expect abandoned children to experience deeply. After one year of using Bush Essences in the orphanage the frequency of bronchitis dropped to under one case per child and annual health expenditure went down from 67 to 7 reales.
The Bush Essence combination Purifying Essence is used to help cleanse the body of both emotional and physical toxicity. One woman, a previously heavy smoker who had not smoked for fifteen years, experienced on taking this blend nicotine stains coming out on the fingers she used previously to hold her cigarette. Other patients have even smelt old anaesthetics coming out of their skin after taking this essence.
She Oak harmonises the ovaries and is prescribed for women experiencing infertility or having any hormonal imbalances including pre-menstrual syndrome or menopausal symptoms. A woman aged 41 had been trying to become pregnant for eight years and had tried every available gynaecological therapy. She took She Oak and immediately her gynaecologist discovered to his surprise that her hormones rose to a normal level and she developed a regular menstrual cycle and ovulation. This went on for three months and then she became pregnant. To her doctors this was astounding. While on She Oak her menstrual cycle and ovulation were normal; however, when she was on hormones there was very little measurable hormonal activity. One Sydney doctor claims to have over a 90 per cent success rate treating infertility solely with She Oak.
A doctor who works with the Bush Essences in a Brazilian hospital provided an amazing case history with before and after CAT scan images, showing how she had successfully treated a woman with an ovarian tumour, using only She Oak. The patient had a complete remission and no surgery was necessary.
Bush Essences can help a broad range of learning, emotional and behavioural areas. A most amazing case was a six-year-old boy who had been diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity, Asperger’s Syndrome, eating disorders and learning and speech problems. His behaviour was outrageous. He had slept only three or four hours out of every 24 from the time he was a baby and he had put his younger brother in hospital several times. He had been assessed at school as being at mid-preschool standard and he had no social skills. He would not go out of the house unless forced and fought violently with any children he played with. He made life hell for everyone. On the sixth day after starting to take a mix of Fringed Violet, Sundew, Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Dog Rose, Kangaroo Paw and Macrocarpa there was a marked improvement. He willingly went to visit his grandmother and allowed her to give him a hug, something he had never done before. On the same day his speech teacher commented that for the first time since she had been working with him he was actually listening and responding. He continued to take the essences, with some changes to the combination, for several months and by the time the next school year had started he was reassessed and found to be middle of the range for his age at reading and comprehension. His new teacher didn’t even know he had any problems until his mother told her. His mother said to me, ‘I feel that for the first time since he was born I have a normal child’.
These case histories are indicative of the wonderful results being achieved worldwide with the Australian Bush Flower Essences. As a modern and relevant part of the flower essence pantheon, the Bush Essences represent a powerful, safe and easy-to-use system of medicine that works to bring about health and wellbeing by addressing and resolving the causative factors of disease, rather than merely treating the symptoms.