Bush Flower Essences of Australia, like the Bach Flower Remedies, can be used in the CHIREN treatments when working with emotional disturbances.
Ian White Founder B.Sc., N.D., D.B.M. – creator of the Australian Bush Flower Essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences
– Catalysts to unlock your full potential, resolve negative beliefs and create emotional health and well being
Alpine Mint Bush
Positive – revitalization, joy, renewal negative-mental and emotional exhaustion, lack of joy, weight of responsibility
Negative – mental and emotional exhaustion, lack of joy, weight of responsibility
Persons giving much of themselves both physically and emotionally, often listening to people in pain and need. These persons feel mental and emotional exhaustion, lack of joy, weight of responsibility.
Positive –attaining spiritual truth/protection, access to gifts from the past lifetimes, repairs whole energy field
Negative –spiritual confusion, interference wiht true spiritual connection, spiritual gullibility, looking for answers outside of self, spiritually “possess”
Protects from outside influences and entities so one can recieve clear information form’s Higher Self without ineterference. While Fringed Violet works to repair damage to the aura, Angelsword releases any energies that entered while the aura was open. Repairs whole energy field.
Positive – Acceptance and open mindedness, embracing new concepts/ideas
Negative –Resistance to change, rigidity, annoyance
Bauhinia is said to help people who are resistant to change or new ideas, to aid them in becoming more receptive and open, both to new ideas and new people.
Billy Goat Plum
Positive – Sexual pleasure, enjoyment, acceptance of one’s physical body
Negative – Shame, inability to accept the physical self, physical loathing
Billy Goat Plum is claimed to help people with feelings of self-disgust or self-loathing, especially but not exclusively in regard to sex. It is said to help them overcome such feelings and develop a healthy acceptance of the physical body and enjoyment of sex.
Negative – Rushing, always on the go, impatience, always striving, over committed
Positive – Slowing down, ability to turn inward and be still, inner peace
This essence is said to help people who are impatient, always “on the go”, overcommitted and rushing. The essence is said to help them be more patient, peaceful and “centred”.
Negative – Closed, fear of lack, greed, rigidity
Positive – Opens the heart, belief in abundance, universal trust, joyful sharing, unconditional love
Bluebell is said to help “open the heart”. It is for people who are cut off from their feelings and cannot express them, often afraid to let go of possessions, and often controlled and rigid. The essence is supposed to help them open up, to be more trusting and sharing.
Negative: taking on negative family thought patterns, repetition of past negative experiences
Positive: releases, past negative actions within families, abuse, prejudice. Releases negative thought patterns, releases deep held emotion
Clears negative emotional and mental family patterns passed from one generation to another. Clears core patterns and all related ensuing beliefs. Also clears the negative lines of karma between people.
Negative: Obsessive thoughts, pining, broken hearted
Positive: Clarity, Serenity, Creative Visualization
Boronia is said to help in situations where someone cannot get someone out of their head, situations where they are pining for a lost love or something similar. It is also said to help people who are obsessively thinking about something and cannot obtain peace of mind.
Negative: Unresolved, mother issues, Overwhelmed by major life changes – , old age, adolescence parenthood, pregnancy approaching death
Positive: Serenity and calm, ability to cope and move on, mother-child bonding
This essence is said to help in situations where someone is having difficulty adjusting to major changes in life or substantially new and challenging roles, eg parenthood, major career change, impending death and so on. The essence is said to help them cope with new changes and give them the ability to move on.
Negative: Switched off, nervousness about public speaking, ignoring “gut” feelings, clumsy
Postive: Courage to speak out, clarity, in touch with intuition, integration of information, integration of male and female within the one person
Bush Fuchsia is said to help with problems of self-expression, inhibition, dyslexia, nervousness and similar problems. It is supposed to give people a new calm, clarity and fluency in expressing themselves. Helps connect head to heart .
Negative: Stale relationships, self interest, unaware
Positive: Passion, renews interest in parter, improves communication
This essence is claimed to help couples find a new interest in each other and inject new energy into their relationship if things between them have been going stale. It is said to help with families as well as romantic relationships.
Negative: fear of death, materialism, atheism, physical excess, avarice
Positive: awakening of spirituality, acceptance of death as transition state
Bush Iris is said to aid in spiritual awakening, to promote spiritual awareness and open the door to further spiritual growth. It is claimed to enhance meditation and similar disciplines and, for people who are materialistic, to help them to have a more balanced outlook.
Negative: Continual worrying, a sense of being. “not quite right”
Positive: Peace and calm, Balances and centers the individual
Crowea is said to help people who are worried and anxious, often for no apparent reason. It is said to help them feel calmer, more “centred” and more peaceful. It is also said to have a general “balancing” effect on the body and feelings in a way that is similar to a treatment of Kinesiology.
Negative: Resentment, bitterness towards close family, friends, lovers
Positive: Forgiveness, open expression of feelings
This essence is said to help resolve feelings of resentment and bitterness that have accumulated.
Negative: Fearful, shy, insecure, apprehensive with other people, niggling fears
Positive: Confidence, belief in self, Courage, Ability to embrace life more fully
Dog Rose is said to help with everyday, niggling fears, anxieties, shyness, apprehension and insecurity.
Dog Rose of the Wild Forces
Negative: Fear of losing control, hysteria, pain with no apparent cause
Positive: Calm and centered in times of inner and outer turmoil, emotional balance
Deals with fear, fear of losing control, when the emotions they are feeling within themselves or immediately around them them are just so intense there is a sense of losing total control. Helps to teach the necessity of gaining control over the emotions.
Negative: Low self esteem, dislike of self, crushed, held in personality, clothing drab and colorless
Postive: Love andAcceptance of self, celebration of own beauty joyousness
Five Corners is said to help with feelings of low self-esteem, self-dislike and lack of self-acceptance.
Negative: Dislike of being touched, lack of sensitivity in males, uncomfortable with intimacy
Positive: Gentleness and sensitivity in touching, trust, openness, expression of feelings, joy in physical activity.
This essence is claimed to help with a dislike of physical closeness and intimacy, dislike of being touched; and to promote a liking of physical activity.
Negative: Damage to aura, Distress, Lack of psychic protection
Positive : Removal of effects of recent or old distressing events, heals damage to aura, psychic protection
Fringed Violet is said to help people recover from shock and trauma, as well as fear and fragility after an attack.
Grey Spider Orchid
Negative: Nightmares and phobias from past life experiences, intense negative reactions to the sight of blood
Positive: Telepathic communication, ability to withhold information until timing is appropriate, attunement
This essence is said to help with feelings of extreme terror, as distinct from more niggling fears and anxieties.
Grey Spider Flower
Negative: Terror, Fear of super natual and psychic attack
Positive: faith, calm, courage
This essence is said to help with feelings of extreme terror, as distinct from more niggling fears and anxieties.
Negative: Fanatical about self improvement, driven to acquire knowledge, excessive self discipline, superiority
Positive: Content with own knowledge, acceptance, ownership and utilization of own knowledge
Hibbertia is supposed to help people who are always accumulating knowledge because it gives them a sense of superiority over others.
Illawarra Flame Tree
Negative: overwhelming sense of rejection, fear of responsibility
Positive: Confidence, commitment, self reliance, self approval
This essence is said to help people who are afraid of rejection and hold back as a result.
Negative: Inability to learn from past experience, stubborn, controlling personality
Positive: Ability to learn from past experience, retrieval of forgotten skills, relating without manipulating or controlling, ability to remember the past
Isopogon is said to help with a variety of mental and intellectual issues, including the need to learn from mistakes and the need to recall learned skills.
Negative: cscattered, changeable, dithering, rushing
Positive: decisiveness, quick thinking, centred
This essence is said to help people who are scattered and unfocused, dithering and undirected.
Negative: Gauche, unaware, insensitive, inept, clumsy
Positive: Kindness, sensitivity, savoir faire, enjoyment of people, relaxed
Kangaroo Paw is said to help people who are socially inept and need more social skills, sensitivity towards others and general social awareness.
Negative: Apathy, resignation, discourage, half hearted
Postive: Willinness, application, “give it a go”, persistence, perception
This essence is said to help people who give up easily, are easily discouraged, do not follow through.
helps the person to be conscious with the moment of dead, and look for the light. Lichen assists the etheric and the physical bodies t0 separate and to prepare for passing over.
Little Flannel Flower
Negative: denial of the “child” within, seriousness in children, grimness in adults
Positive: care free, playfulness, joyful
Little Flannel Flower is claimed to help people discover the “inner child”, to counteract excess seriousness and lack of a sense of fun.
Negative: drained, jaded, worn out
Positive: enthusiasm, inner strength, endurance
This essence is said to stimulate the adrenal system and thus provide renewal and freshness to people who are burned out.
Negative: hatred, anger, holding grudges, suspiciousness
Positive: unconditional love, happiness
This essence is said to clear strong, negative feelings like anger and hatred, so that “unconditional love” can come through.
Negative: fear of flames and hot objects:
Positive: reduces the effects of fire and sun, feeling comfortable with fire and heart
This essence is said to be associated with heat and fire and thus allegedly helps to clear up any trauma associated with burns.
Old Man Banksia
Negative: Weary, phlegmatic personalities, disheartened, frustrated:
Positive: Enjoyment of life, renews enthusiasm, interest in life
Old Man Banksia is said to help people who feel sluggish, worn out, over-committed and low in energy, possibly with low thyroid activity.
Negative: overwhelm, unable to resolve problems, burdened by decision
Positive: unproved access to Higher self for problem solving
Paw Paw is said to promote intuition and guidance from “Higher Self”, thus helping particularly when people feel overwhelmed by an important decision.
Negative: mood swings, lack of commitment to follow through projects, easily bored, hypochondriacs
Positive: ability to complete project, personal stability, take responsibility for one’s health
This essence is said to help people who have mood swings, tend to lose enthusiasm and not follow through, and are sometimes hypochondriacs.
Negative: inability to accept acknowledgment, excessive generosity
Positive: ability to receive love and acknowledgement, ability to let in praise
This essence is said to help people who have trouble accepting praise and acknowledgement from others, and recognising their own qualities.
Negative: feeling stuck, oversensitive, affected by criticism and unpleasant people
Positive: boldness, strength to leave unpleasant situations, indifference to the judgement of others
This essence is supposed to help people who feel stuck, have trouble moving on, and are often too reliant on others.
Red Helmet Orchid
Negative: rebelliousnes, hot-headed, unresolved father issues, selfishness
Postivie: male bonding, sensitivity, respect, consideration
This essence is said to help men bond with their children, and also to help resolve resentment towards male authority figures.
Negative: vague, disconnected, split, lack of focus, daydreaming
Positive: ground, focused, living ind the present, connection with life and God
Red Lily is said to help people be more grounded when they need more balance in the “spiritual and earthly planes”; for people over the age of 28.
Red Suva Frangipani
Negative: initial grief, sadness and upset of either a relationship at rock bottom or of the death of a loved one, emotional upheaval, turmoil and rawness
Positive: feeling calm and nurtured, inner peace and strength to cope
Addresses the great emotional intensity, difficulty and hardship that people can go through when a relationship is ending, going through a very “rocky” period. Feeling greatly disturbed, not suicidal as in case of Waratah, but torn apart by the event or situation.
Negative: deliberately hurtful, manipulative, exploitive or malicious
Positive: compassion, release of one’s inherent love vibration, sensitivity
Helps people fully express the love vibration innate within them. People who are very manipulative and for those who are deliberately malicious. Good for those who play the role of the martyr and like to have others obligated to them.
Negative: female imbalance, in ability to conceive for non-physical reasons
Positive: emotionally open to conceive, female balance
This essence is said to help with female problems, including women who have trouble getting pregnant for no apparent reason.
Negative: aimless, despondent, feeling flat, lack of direction
Positive: motivation, direction, life purpose
This essence is supposed to help people find their aim in life when they are listless, directionless and uncertain of their direction.
Slender Rice Flower
Negative: prejudice, racism, narrow mindedness, comparison with others
Positive: humility, group harmony, co-operation, perception of beauty in other
This essence is said to overcome prejudice and narrowmindedness, thus promoting tolerance and harmony.
Negative: victim mentality, complaining, bitter, martyrs, poverty consciousness
Positive: personal power, taking responsibility, positiveness
Southern Cross is supposed to help with the “victim mentality”, with a sense of powerlessness, lack of control and of getting nowhere.
Negative: sense of being a victim to illness
Positive: empowers one through emotional understanding of illness
This essence is said to have a cleansing action that can help with candida, parasites, micro-organisms and waste products. Use for Herpes, Chlamydia, bacterial infections of the lungs, damage to nerve endings
Sturt Desert Pea
Negative: emotional pain,deep hurt, sadness
Positive: letting go, triggers healthy grieving, releases deep held grief and sadness
Ian White describes this as one of the most powerful essences, which is said to help in resolving long-term sadness, pain and sense of loss.
Sturt Desert Rose
Negative: guilt, regret and remorse, low self esteem, easily led
Positive: courage, conviction, true to self, integrity
This essence is said to resolve feelings of guilt and low self-esteem, and to help people be true to themselves.
Negative: vagueness, disconnectedness, split, indecisive, lack of focus, daydreaming
Positive: attention to detail, grounded, focused, living in the present
This essence is similar to Red Lily and is said to help with grounding, especially for people up to the age of 28.
Negative: stuck in the past expectation of a grim future, struggle
Positive: optimism, acceptance of the beauty and joy in the present, open to a bright future
This essence is supposed to help people who are gloomy and pessimistic, especially as a result of a long history of bad luck.
Spiritual growth and consciousness that everything is one thing together
Tall Yellow Top
Negative: alientation, loneliness, isolation
Positive: sense of belonging, acceptance of self and others, knowing that you are “home”, ability to reach out
This essence is said to help with feelings of alienation, not belonging, of feeling that one was born on the wrong planet.
Negative: creative block, desbelief in own creative ability
Postive: inspired creativity, creative expression, focus, renews artistic confidence.
This essence is supposed to put people in touch with their creativity and help them overcome blocks and lack of believe in their abilities.
Negative: despair, hopelessness, inability to respond to a crisis
Postive: Courage, tenacity, adaptability, strong faith, enhancement of survival skills
Waratah is said to help with depression and to also help people remember and utilise old survival skills when needed.
Negative: difficult with commitment
Postive: commitment to relationships, commitment to goals, dedication to life purpose
This essence is supposed to help people who have trouble making commitments, whether in relationships, marriage, employment or even life goals.
Wild Potato Bush
Negative: weighed down, feeling encumbered
Positive: ability to move on in life, freedom, renews enthusiasm
This essence is said to help people who feel weighed down and encumbered by any kind of physical restriction or limitation.
Negative: feeling uncomfortable with sex, closed sexually
Positive: sexual enjoyment, enhanced sensuality, sexual openness, gentleness
Wisteria is said to mainly help women, specifically with feelings of sexual frigidity and general tension and inhibitions about sex.
Yellow Cowslip Orchid
This essence is said to help with a tendency to be excessively critical, nitpicking, judgmental and officious.
More essences were developed by Ian White as time went by. The following are a small sample:
Green Spider Orchid
This essence is said to help with nightmares, phobias and negative reactions to the sight of blood.
Red Suva Frangipani
Said to help with grief and sadness caused by a dying relationship or the loss of a loved one, or general turmoil.
This essence is said to help with feelings of being separate, alienated, unloved and isolated.
Said to help with feelings of lack and material deprivation.
These essences are referred to as ‘Companion Essences’ because they are prepared in the same manner as a flower essence, however, are made from plant material rather than a flower.
This essence is said to help those who are dying and to aid them in letting go.
This essence is also said to help those who are dying and having trouble making the “transition” from this world to the next.
Said to help with any yeast, mould or parasite, and to have a purifying effect.