One of the keys to the healing properties of a flower essence lies in what is known as the doctrine of signatures of the plant. This comprises the physical characteristics of the plant itself, its personality and where it grows. For instance, when I was making my own flower essence from the common garden daisy, I was struck at once by the resilience of this little plant. The flower is so prolific it grows on lawns and grasslands everywhere. Yet there is a gentleness about its nature. It's growth is in no way aggressive, even though many gardeners react adversely towards it, mowing it down with a vengeance at every opportunity.
It simply grows once again undaunted always returning to express itself unconditionally and openly in the garden once more. The very name Daisy means 'sun wheel' and if you look at the plant really closely its face indeed resembles the Sun. It's beautiful yellow centre surrounded by the array of petals represents not only the Sun itself but the energy and vitality that radiate from it. So this daisy essence works very well for problems of self-confidence or self-expression. It helps people to chart their own course even in the face of resistance or resentment from others