In 1979, Ulrich Rampp, founder of Biofloral, cycled into Bavière and set himself up in the Haute-Loire, in the heart of the countryside and amongst the volcanic hills of Auvergne, known as the “sucs”, in a wild, yet delightful little valley. Allowing himself to be guided by the surrounding environment, an inexhaustible source of observation and inspiration, he founded the Biofloral laboratory in 1999, which is dedicated to the artisanal manufacture of natural, 100% organic plant-based remedies, including the famous Swedish Elixir, nettle-silica and even Bach Flowers.
Philosophy and sources of inspiration
For Biofloral, the symbiosis between humanity and nature is essential. While for the ancients this was their everyday reality, we have become distanced from it over time. In order to rediscover the values of our ancestors, and to immerse ourselves afresh in these values, Biofloral drew inspiration from various manuscripts written by physicians, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, and in particular Hildegard of Bingen, Paracelsus and even the famous Doctor Edward Bach. It must be noted that these 3 doctors, recognised in their own times, all asserted that health is a beautiful alchemy between body, spirit and soul. Yet, nature provides us with everything that we need to achieve this.
Hildegard de Bingen (1098 – 1179)
« When the body and soul work in perfect harmony, they receive the supreme reward of joy and health. »
Paracelsus (1493 – 1541)
« Every illness reflects an imbalance between our body and our soul. It was therefore a matter of finding the remedy that might lead us to our true spiritual nature, the only true source of healing. »
Doctor Edward Bach (1886 - 1936)
« As long as the soul, the body and mind are in harmony, nothing can affect us. »
Since our early days, we have occupied the same little valley, located in the Auvergne mountains, at the heart of a strong and pure natural environment, which is bursting with energy thanks to its altitude, its granitic soil (300 million years in the making) and its volcanic earth.
In accordance with our philosophy, we have created gardens within the little valley that provides us with shelter, in harmony with nature. It is here that we practise biodynamic cultivation and have established a training centre for natural therapies. This green home, perfectly integrated into the natural environment and the landscape, also provides a venue for wellbeing and health holidays, allowing guests to benefit from a deep sense of renewal and offering the chance to reconnect with nature.