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Flower essences are considered an alternative and complementary treatment for emotional issues.

Floral therapy, created by the English physician Edward Bach in the 1930s, uses components extracted from flowers to treat emotional complaints. Each of the essences used in the method is related to a human emotion.

The method is part of the so-called integrative therapies and is considered a type of alternative treatment. “To better explain, an integrative therapy is one that seeks to assist the individual in a holistic way, based on trust and the bond between the therapist and the user”, explains pharmacist Paula Molari Abdo.



The expert says that the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the importance and effectiveness of complementary therapies, while always emphasizing the need for the development of scientific studies.

Does using florals treat anxiety?

First, it is necessary to understand that anxiety, despite being a natural feeling, can become a disorder when in excess – called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

In this situation, the individual feels a direct impact on the quality of life, presenting symptoms such as insomnia and even other mental complications, such as depression. The treatment of GAD should be done with therapy and/or the use of psychiatric drugs.

Second, there is no floral dedicated exclusively to the treatment of anxiety. What can be found are options that help treat unconscious fears and other symptoms related to the disorder, being a complementary therapy.



“Flower essences, made from wild plants, flowers and trees in the countryside, treat personality disorders rather than physical conditions. Therefore, individuals can benefit, as long as they are used to mild cases of anxiety and, preferably, with the guidance of a health professional with knowledge of this therapy. Besides, of course, being less invasive treatments”, says Paula.

Necessary care

The study of the objectives of each essence is recommended since the creation of the method. This is because the therapy must be applied in a way that meets the needs of each person, which causes the variation of doses and chosen compounds.

“For example, for adults, brandy or grain alcohol is used in the composition of the drops. For children and animals, mineral water, apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin is used”, explains Paula.

Today, the origins of florals vary, with types such as Californian, Minas Gerais, Saint Germain, among others. In this way, the pharmaceutical company reinforces that floral therapy has professionals who study the technique and who can help in the best choice.



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