Flower Remedies – Boiling Method

Flower remedies are a liquid solution/essence of the healing properties of the plant used. Dispensed from a stock bottle/mother tincture, drops can be directly consumed orally or diluted further in water. Although called a Flower remedy, essences obtained from the boiling method are not restricted to flower or soft leaf – twigs, woody stems and bark can also be used.

To make a mother tincture using the boiling method you may need a camping stove unless all ingredients are within immediate access of your kitchen stove. On the day respectfully pick required ingredients in the early morning before noon, preferably on a sunny day and quickly (but without stress) place in a 3lt (6pt) pot or saucepan cover with 2/3’s spring/mineral water. Bring to stove. Use a clean twig or wooden utensil to slightly immerse in the heating water, bring to a boil then allow to simmer for ½ hour. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cool strain the liquid into 100mls of brandy for every 50ml or 1½ fl.oz of essence water, cork or cap and shake up contents. This mother tincture will last several years so label and date accordingly. A stock bottle comprises of 2-4 drops of mother tincture toped up with around 25mls of brandy.

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