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Bach Rescue Remedy Review

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“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.”
- Edward Bach

Chronic anxiety is something I’ve been dealing with since I was a kid. Since the day I was born, I’ve been highly sensitive and as a result, anxious.

Since I stepped up my yoga practice last year, I’ve become even more sensitive. And for me, increased sensitivity means increased anxiety.

One way I’ve tried to subconsciously deal with this anxiety is by eating more food. I don’t eat junk food; I just eat more than I need to as an attempt to numb the stress. But in the end, eating doesn’t help my anxiety except by providing a temporary distraction. So I’ve been on the lookout for a more effective solution.

Thankfully last week, a remedy for my anxiety appeared. I was listening to Deborah King on the radio when a woman called in for help with her anxiety. Deborah suggested that this caller try Bach Rescue Remedy. Deborah described Rescue Remedy as “an inspired product”, which made me curious enough to do some research.

What is Bach Rescue Remedy?

Bach Rescue Remedy is one of the flower remedies developed by Edward Bach, an English doctor and homeopath. The remedies are said to carry the “energetic” aspect of the flower, which is then passed on to the user.

Edward Bach’s philosophy was a spiritual one. He thought of illness as the result of a contradiction between the perspective of the soul and the personality. The flower remedies were inspired from Edward Bach’s intuitive connection to certain plants.

Rescue Remedy is the most popular of Bach’s remedies, and contains the following flowers: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock, and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts. Rescue Remedy is nicknamed, “yoga in a bottle” and is said to calm and center the user’s energy amidst stress.

My Review of Bach Rescue Remedy for Anxiety

After the radio show I headed over to my local health food store. They had many different Rescue Remedy products to choose from including spray, cream, and lozenges, but I decided on the original liquid formula. A 20ml bottle cost $15 Canadian.

The Rescue Remedy website suggests diluting the drops in water, but I decided to use the product as Deborah King suggested which was by putting 2 drops under my tongue, twice a day. The drops are tasteless and odorless and in no way unpleasant.

To my amazement, there was a noticeable decrease in my anxiety within a couple days with no side effects.

Despite the improvement, I wouldn’t recommend Rescue Remedy as a stand-alone solution to mental stress. Yoga, meditation, affirmations, and journaling all help deal with the source of anxiety – the mind. But Rescue Remedy does “take the edge off”, and is a wonderful, all natural product as well as a great alternative to overeating!

Rescue Remedy is available at your local health food store or on Amazon. You can learn more by checking out the official Rescue Remedy website. If you have tried Rescue Remedy, please leave a comment below.

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  • Mike Sealy February 14, 2011, 6:49 pm

    The stuff is awesome. I have used it in the past, plus I had a very nervous collie, and it did wonders for him as well. Thanx for the review.
    Hmm Now I’m wondering if they have something to help one sleep… I’ll have to look into that.

    Peace :-D

  • kb February 14, 2011, 7:13 pm

    I forgot to mention the Rescue Remedy for Pets!! I haven’t tried it but I’ve heard it’s awesome. Thanks for your comment, Mike :)

  • Sara February 14, 2011, 7:07 pm

    This is a life saver! I had severe anxiety while taking driving lessons and the anxiety only got worse as I approached my road test. My acupuncturist recommended Rescue Remedy and it did wonders for me. I was able to relax with my driving lessons and passed my road test :-) Thanks to Bach Flower Remedies. I’m glad you found this magical potion for us extremely sensitive souls.

  • kb February 14, 2011, 7:14 pm

    That’s amazing, Sara. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Rescue Remedy! xo

  • Erinn February 18, 2011, 1:58 am

    Thanks for the post! I’ve never even considered using the Bach Remedies on myself. I may have to try it.

    I belong to a feral cat rescue organization and we use the Animal Rescue Remedy when we trap the cats to be spayed or neutered to relieve their anxiety. We also use Bach remedies for kittens who need to be socialized before they can be adopted out. Many of our members swear by Bach Remedies and use them on their household cats as well.

  • Amy O February 26, 2011, 4:04 am

    If you’re doing a lot of yoga, are you doing the necessary grounding as well? I can imagine that the yoga and your spiritual practices and the focus on the law of attraction will develop your upper chakras, but it’s important to develop all your chakras and have them in proportion. The anxiety might be a symptom of this. This is something I’ve had to learn in the past year. Rose Rosetree was one of my teachers in that respect.

  • Vanessa February 9, 2012, 10:56 am

    This also helped me to pass my driving test and 3 exams, all in one month. It was a very busy month and I have Rescue Remedy to thank for me passing all of it. I have some anxiety as well so this helps.

  • vimalkeerti August 29, 2012, 4:34 am

    I use rescue remedy often. It helps me in so many situations,.. now this is something beyond science and investigation. it is a spiritual thing.. it seems this remedy make me aware and brings me to the present condition (clematis) helps to cope with the terror or fear of facing the situation, make my mind calm and patient (impatiens) and slow and steady (cherry plum) and to absorb the shock of any bad situation.( star of bethlehem). i also use the remedies individualy, but the combined rescue is the best. But i usually combine rescue with rock water..

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