Product Type: Nelson Bach health products
Newest Review: ... is a combination of natural flower essences. This product was originally made by Dr Edward Bach in England in the 1930's and today is s... more
Dr Bach to the rescue!
Dr Bach Rescue Remedy
Member Name: 2012Saver
Dr Bach Rescue Remedy
Advantages: Does seem to calm your nerves, suitable for all the family
Disadvantages: Taste is a bit unpleasant
Natural medicine is not something that I have a huge interest in or have paid much attention to in the past. I tend to avoid most medications unless I really need them, and after having this product recommended to me I thought there would be no harm in giving it a go as being all natural, it would not do me any harm.
What is this product? Rescue remedy is a product made by Dr. Bach. The description claims it will "quickly restore inner calm, control and focus, helping you manage your daily stresses and get on with your life". The remedy contains 5 different flower essences;
- Impatiens which will lower stress and alleviate impatience
- Star of bethlehem which helps you deal with trauma/shock
- Cherry plum to improve self control
- Rock rose for panic or terror
- Clematis to help you focus and improves clarity and alertness
The remedy can be used in a variety of situations where you may feel nervous/worried, for example: before job interviews, exams or presentations; in times of stress, trauma or shock; in emergencies or after getting bad news.
The remedy is available in drops, a spray or pastilles. The product I chose was the 20ml dropper bottle, this is also available in a smaller 10ml bottle. The bottle is glass with a dropper lid. It has a yellow label with the Bach logo and product name. When purchased the bottle also comes in a little cardboard box which contains all the product information. The drops can be taken in 2 ways, either dropped directly onto your tongue or added to water to be sipped at. The bottle is small and discreet and can easily be slipped into a pocket or handbag. When I took the drops directly onto my tongue, I found the taste to be quite unpleasant and almost alcoholic. When added to water the taste is diluted and slightly more pleasant.
So, does it work? I first tried this product when going for my first "proper" job interview. As you can imagine, this was a nerve wrecking experience. I took the rescue remedy directly onto my tongue before going in to the interview, and also sipped at it in water throughout the morning leading up to the interview. I did feel that this calmed my nerves slightly, particularly after taking it directly onto my tongue. I was not completely calm, as to be expected, it is not a miracle product! However something that stays in my mind is wondering whether this is a psychological effect, knowing that I have just taken something that is meant to calm me, or whether it truly does work.
Something I found interesting about this product is that it is suitable for all the family including children, and can even be given to pets as it is all natural. It is suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
A 20ml bottle of this currently costs £9.99 in Boots. 10ml is slightly cheaper at £7.39. I have found that my 20ml bottle has lasted me, although I do not use it regularly. I'm sure that this can also be found cheaper probably online if you shop around. It is sold in most chemists and health shops.
This product is something that I will probably continue to use before stressful situations like future job interviews or when giving presentations. I would recommend it to anyone who has a stressful event coming up!
Summary: Calm in a bottle
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