Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: white


Flower Essence Description

Bougainvilla relaxes the body and deepens our breathing, encouraging feelings of peace and ease. By provoking self-reflection and inner listening, crisis is met with stillness and non-reactivity.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • relaxes and slows down the body especially through relaxing and deepening the breathing
  • calms the mind, allowing self-reflection and inner listening
  • helps us find peace and ease in the face of hardship or crisis through inward stillness and non-reactivity
  • facilitates an easiness with feeling grief and sadness, helping sadness to be felt without suffering

Patterns of Imbalance

  • agitation or nervousness especially accompanied by shallow breathing or a spastic diaphragm
  • feeling uninspired
  • creativity blocked or not flowing in a natural way
  • suffering with grief

How to use and related questions


Bougainvillea is related to the following keywords:



Bougainvillea is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

The Core Issue: Agitation
shallow breathing or a spastic diaphragm keep you agitated
Using Flower Essences with Children
breathe too fast or too shallowly
The Core Issue: Recovery from Traumatic Experiences
agitation or nervousness, especially accompanied by shallow breathing or a spastic diaphragm


Bougainvillea is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

Individual Essences Kit

This kit contains our full line of 119 individual flower essences, all of which are described in depth in The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition.

Flower Card Kit

A selection of 78 of our individual flower essences that correspond to the set of 78 flower cards (sold separately).

More information

The above information is an excerpt of the book The Alchemy of the Desert - Second Edition by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer. Please refer to that book for in-depth information about this flower essence.