What Are Some Potential Side Effects of Rescue Remedy?


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Bach Rescue Remedy does not have any known adverse side effects and is not addictive, according to Medical News Today. A scientific study suggests it may provide effective over-the-counter relief for stress and anxiety.

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Dr. Edward Bach developed the Bach Flower Remedy system in the 1930s to treat anxiety, fear and shock. The system comprises 38 individual remedies made from floral essences that are dropped onto the tongue or added to a glass of water and then consumed, according to Dr Weil.

Rescue Remedy is a pre-mixed formula that combines the floral essences of rock rose, impatiens, cherry plum, star of Bethlehem and clematis, which are said to provide relief in stressful moments. The Bach remedies don't treat physical complaints directly but help by treating the negative emotional states that provoke or worsen illnesses, notes The Bach Centre.

The original version of Rescue Remedy does contain trace amounts of brandy as a preservative. Rescue Pearls, an alcohol-free variation, is suitable for people who abstain from alcohol, children, and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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