Bach Rescue Remedy is a combination of five Bach Flower Remedies especially designed to be taken in moments of stress or pressure. Its effect is to calm the mind, clarify thinking, and allows you to approach a difficult or confronting situation with enhanced focus and calm.
Of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies developed by Dr Edward Bach in the early 20th century, the most well-known and most frequently turned to is the Rescue Remedy. Dr Bach’s Flower Remedies are intended to restore emotional balance, with individual remedies used to to address specific emotional issues or challenges. However, Rescue Remedy is different in that a blend of five separate remedies are combined, especially to be used to address specific moments of particular stress or emotional upheaval.
Bach Flower Remedies are at their most efficacious when you have had a Bach Consultation, and the flower remedies best suited to you and your particular state of mind and physical well-being are identified. However, at moments of crisis or unusual pressure, there may not be the time or circumstances available to make a choice of the most appropriate remedies. This is when Rescue Remedy is at is most valuable and effective.
Rescue Remedy is efficacious in a wide variety of situations and scenarios in which we feel under stress—on receiving bad news, recovering from an accident, job interviews, important examinations, indeed at any time when we need help to get us through a difficult or demanding time. Rescue Remedy induces calm and focus, and allows us to relax and to face difficulties in a more focussed frame of mind.
The five remedies combined to form Rescue Remedy are: Impatiens (impatiens gladulifera); Star of Bethlehem (Orithogalum umbellatum); Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera); Rock Rose (Helianthemum); and Clematis (Clematis vitalba). These remedies on their own can be used to induce calmness or clarify thinking, but this combination is specially designed to help you deal with immediate and pressing problems. It is recommended that if you need help addressing ongoing, longer term issues, you should select a personal remedy blend that is beneficial for you to use on a regular basis.
Rescue Remedy has proven so popular with people around the world because it is so easy and convenient and works very quickly. For many, carrying Rescue Remedy in the car, in a handbag, or keeping some at the office, means that you have access to help as soon as a difficult or confronting situation arises, allowing you to think more clearly and calmly, and to regain your focus. Often, in moments of crisis, we can drift into a dream-like state, and decision-making becomes extremely difficult. Rescue Remedy works by clearing and awakening your mind, allowing you to operate more effectively when you are feeling under stress.
In a case of severe stress or shock, four drops of Rescue remedy can can added to a glass of water, and sipped regularly. In more extreme emergencies, a few drops of Rescue Remedy can be dropped directly onto the tongue. In addition to drops, Rescue Remedy is also available in spray, pastille, and gum form.
Rescue Remedy, along with all 38 Bach Flower Remedies, works in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy and medications and, being 100% safe and natural, is able to be taken by everyone, including children, pregnant women and seniors.