Flower essences have had a long standing relationship with traditional forms of medicine and healing dating back to thousands of years. From an Alchemical perspective the “essence” can be perceived as a more subtle dynamic of the herb or mushroom and there are many ways to attain them.
In light of the recent global events, most people on the planet have bought out all the elderberry to go along with their toilet paper supply. Meanwhile some folks are supporting their immune systems with a species you may not have considered adding to your cabinet - our friendly fungi! There are over 120,000 species of described fungi, many of which have been used as medicine for thousands of years.1 All of the researched medicinal mushrooms show promising benefit to the immune system, and some have a specific affinity for the respiratory system.1,7 The global pandemic has brought to light a plethora of both false and true claims, but luckily for the fungi, there is plenty of research and historical evidence to support their immune bolstering effects.