Research Essences

Flower Essence Research

Modern physics has known for nearly a century that matter and consciousness are intertwined. However, medical science still generally works with a nineteenth century model of the human being as a mechanism in a world of machines. We expect that in the coming century, medical science will develop ways of studying the impact of consciousness on health, and we will learn more about the ways in which flower essences work. However, empirical research, which consists of the collection of case studies and practitioner reports, will remain the primary source of knowledge about how flower essences work.


Not all flower essences companies thoroughly research the properties of their flower essences. Therefore customers and stores need to investigate the standards and procedures used to verify the indications of the essences they purchase.

close up of rock fringe flower

Rock Fringe, one of the newest essences undergoing research

The Flower Essence Society

The Flower Essence Society is the primary context for our research on flower essences. For more information on flower essences, including research and classes, visit the Flower Essence Society website.

Research Essences

FES is continually researching the healing properties of a wide array of wildflowers from California and beyond. Our  Research Essence page lists the essences currently being studied. These essences are available for purchase, although no indications of healing properties are available for most of them at this time.

You can contribute to flower essence research

By participating in our research program, all flower essence therapists are helping to build a professional, collective pool of knowledge about flower essence therapy. (This clinical study of the use of essences and their effects is called “empirical” research, or research based on experience.) These efforts help all of us to grow in wisdom and, most importantly, to touch others with the gentle but profound essence of the flowers.

Available individually in 1/4 oz. and 1 oz. stock bottles.

We welcome your reports on any of the research essences that you’ve used!

close up of cotton flower

Cotton flower