Flower remedies involve understanding the mental state of a person. Flowers that Heal discusses flowers and their healing powers and the Indian Rescue (I. Rescue) remedy. The book describes 81 flower remedies ? one for each of the most negative states of mind or moods that affect people. I rescue remedy is a pre-mixed concoction of the essence of five flowers that can be used in an emergency to alleviate immediate symptoms of trauma. It is dealt with in detail at the end of the book. Since flower therapy is a holistic method of treatment, it takes into account the mental state of a person. As is the case with most alternative therapies, it treats the body and mind as intimately interrelated and uses both physiological and psychological symptoms as aids to diagnosis and for determining the nature of treatment. Dr. Edward Bach invented these remedies. He was the physician who believed in the holistic method of treatment. In the course of his career as a medical practitioner, Dr. Bach observed that an individual?s personality and outlook on life influenced, to a large extent, his/her response to medication.