There are no known side effects of Bach Rescue Remedy as there is little to no active ingredient, as stated by WebMD. These products are preserved in brandy, however, and are unsafe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to the alcohol content.
Bach Rescue Remedy is a blend of five different flower remedies designed to treat fear, tension and stress, states Bach Flower. The five floral extractions are impatiens, star of Bethlehem, cherry plum, rock rose and clematis. The rescue remedy is intended to calm users during overwhelming or crisis situations.
Each flower affects the individual differently, according to Bach Flower. Impatiens treats impulsiveness, star of Bethlehem treats trauma and shock, cherry plum treats the fear of losing control, rock rose treats panic and terror, and clematis treats general unhappiness and mind wandering.
Dr. Edward Bach believed illnesses of the human body were a direct result of "flaws" in the personality. Dr. Bach designed his flower remedies to treat mental and emotional problems rather than directly apply to the bodily ailment, according to WebMD. Dr. Bach recommended keeping a bottle of Rescue Remedy readily available at all times due to the unpredictability of life circumstances, according to Bach Flower.