Self-Heal Flower Essence
Descriptive text written by Patricia Kaminski,
This remarkable flower essence has been one of the leading remedies of the FES Quintessentials line of flower essences for over twenty years. Self-Heal flower essence addresses the core issue in all healing work — the inner commitment to be well.
Self-Heal is an excellent choice for beginning your personal wellness program. It enhances other flower essences and therapeutic programs, acting as a catalyst in the journey to mind-body health.
Self-Heal flower essence is especially indicated for those who have lost belief in their own capacity to be well, or who have abdicated this inherent responsibility to healers or others. It is a very beneficial remedy for those who face great healing challenges, whether physical, mental, or spiritual.
The central teaching of Self-Heal is to enable the Self to affirm and to draw from the deep wellspring of life, toward true recovery and restoration. The name "Self-Heal" is perhaps its own best affirmation, since all healing depends on an inner commitment to be well. No variety of outer measures and techniques can bring about healing (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual), if there is not a quickening from within the individual, a motivation to seek and affirm the wholeness of life.
When to Use Self-Heal Flower Essence
Self-Heal Herbal Lore
Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) is a truly universal herb, found growing wild in many parts of the world. A member of the Labiatae (Mint) family, Self-Heal comes from an impressive lineage of herbs, including the mints, basil, rosemary, thyme, and lavender, all with a wide range of medicinal, culinary, and aromatic qualities. The Prunella holds a central place within this family, and this is perhaps why she was called "Self-Heal" and "Heal-All" by medieval herbalists, and dubbed "Heart of the Earth" in early American herbals.
Self-Heal has many herbal uses. One of the most basic involves poultices or compresses of its fresh leaves for wounds or cuts. The medieval herbalist Gerard wrote in high praise of this plant, "...Indeed, the Virtues do make it good, for this very herb without mixture of any ingredient, being only bruised and wrought with the point of a knife upon a trencher or the like, will be brought into the form of a salve...." Herbalists also use self-Heal internally, as a gentle astringent, or as a general tonic in convalescence. The beneficent qualities of the Self-Heal are perhaps best summed up by Culpeper (1600s English physician and herblist) who described this herb as "...in qualities and virtues, serving to all good purposes..."
"I've been taking my immune system arsenal for a week with no relief. I finally remembered that I had some Self-Heal, started taking it yesterday, and have made a complete turn-around in this persistent cold. Your essences are among my favorite things in life, for both myself and my dog. Thank you so much!"
"The greatest challenge in my healing practice is to get clients to actually
believe in their ability to be well. The Self-Heal essence is the most basic in your Repertory and
the one which I use for nearly every client."
"We use your Self-Heal essence quite frequently in our animal shelter. For
example, we recently helped a litter of abandoned kittens to recuperate. The essence seems to
instill vitality, or the will to live."
"I had a challenging medical condition which required my utmost spiritual
forces. Almost from the moment I took the Self-Heal essence, I seemed to be able to hear my own
voice speaking amidst those of doctors and worried friends and family. I had a renewed ability to
make personal choices and changes that ultimately led to my recuperation."
We have formulated a creme with this special essence—read more here.
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