Bach proposed that- “The real primary diseases of man are such defects as pride, cruelty, hate, self-love, ignorance, instability and greed. Each of these defects… will produce a conflict which must of necessity be reflected in the physical body, producing its own specific type of malady.”
Even though Bach formalized the healing properties of these various flower essences, his remedies were restricted to the local flowers from England.
It was only much later in the 1970-s that similar studies were undertaken for flowers from other parts of the world, from the heights of the Himalayan Mountains to the dense forests of the Amazon; from the coasts of Hawaii to the unique flora of Western Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Bach’s flower remedies were intended to address the mind-body connection making them very suitable for treating various psycho-physical ailments. The newer flower remedies consider the spiritual needs of the modern man in addition to their inherent as well as affected psychological disposition, and so are intended to address the entire mind-body-spirit makeup of the ailing person.