It is no secret that herbs add flavorful depth and dimension to our dining experience. They also contribute a nutritional component and, beyond that, offer medicinal and healing benefits.

Various methods are used to extract the goodness of herbs that can improve our health and well-being in a surprising way. There is a simple infusion, commonly called tea. Then there are a couple of more sophisticated extracts known as essential oils and flower essences.

Essential oils are the steam-distilled extract of a plant that is complex, concentrated and extremely powerful. Used for aromatherapy, essential oils cleanse and purify unpleasant odors rather than masking them (such as synthetic fragrances). These rich alchemical elements also permeate our limbic system, stimulating our memory and feeling centers. The beauty of essential oils is that, when used properly, they are non-toxic and can take us on a healing journey to stimulate our psyche, emotions and pleasure center.

Another form of plant extract that is less understood and not as widely recognized is flower essences. Essences are solar infusions from the flower of a plant, at its peak, capturing the energy pattern of its life force in pure water. This is preserved with brandy as an antimicrobial and anchoring material. Flower essences are ingested and help to restructure and energetically balance ourselves emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.

Let's take some popular herbs and look at their healing and health capabilities from these three modalities:

Mint
As an herbal tea, it is used to calm stomach upset, relieve nausea, fever and migraines.

The essential oil is breathed in to relieve headaches and fever, added to topical pain relief preparations, and used to disinfect the air and eliminate nasal congestion.

The essence of the flower helps to stimulate the mind, taking one out of torpor and more vibrant, clear and active thought processes. It also works with security and trust issues. https://www.bentbarc.com

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Another form of plant extract that is less understood and not as widely recognized is flower essences. Essences are solar infusions from the flower of a plant, at its peak, capturing the energy pattern of its life force in pure water. This is preserved with brandy as an antimicrobial and anchoring material. Flower essences are ingested and help to restructure and energetically balance ourselves emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.