What is Rescue Remedy?
Rescue Remedy is one of the 39 Bach flower remedies. Flower remedies are created from flower essences, which have been believed to help stress and depression. It is believed that flowers have healing energy and the essences of these flowers carry that energy. There are flower essences that are just one flower, but there is a special blend called Rescue Remedy. This has five unique flowers in its mix. The mix includes Clematis, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum, Star of Bethlehem, and Impatiens.
The flowers are put in water and then exposed to a heat source to create an infusion. The flowers are removed and thrown away, but the liquid that remains contains the energetic essence of the flowers. It is preserved with alcohol, then diluted and stored. This becomes a homeopathic treatment that can reduce stress. Stress can have long term and negative implications on the immune system and can be a factor in heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. This essence has been known to illicit calm while decreasing anxiety, reducing pain, and helping you sleep. It is also available preserved with glycerin for those who must avoid alcohol. It is available in liquid form, a spray, pastilles, and in a cream for topical applications.