The Bach® Original Flower Remedies were developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. Dr. Bach was a well respected Harley Street physician in the U.K. who believed that our emotional well-being has a huge impact on our overall health. By 1935 he had identified 38 negative states of mind and 38 corresponding flower remedies intended to counteract them.*

Each of these flower remedies encapsulates a particular feeling or emotion, providing a gentle, natural solution for the consequences of our hectic lifestyles. They can be used alone or combined with one another in order to suit your individual needs. The Bach® flower remedies are a gentle system that captures the essence of flowers.

Most of the flower remedies come from a variety of wild plants, trees and bushes originally identified and sourced by Dr. Bach himself, in and around Oxfordshire in the British countryside, with Olive and Vine sourced from their original locations across the Mediterranean. They are then sent to the Nelsons factory in Wimbledon, London where they are diluted and bottled according to the highest quality standards.

Nelsons began its relationship with Dr. Bach in the late 1930s. Dr. Bach would personally deliver his remedies to Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy in London where they were sold. In 1993, this arrangement was made official, and today Nelsons (Nelsons.net) still manufactures, bottles and sells the Bach® flower essences according to Dr. Bach’s original methods.

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The 5 Flowers Chosen By Dr. Edward Bach For His Rescue Remedy® Formula

These five flower remedies were specifically selected by Dr. Bach when considering common negative states of mind that many people experience daily as part of their busy lives.

  1. Rock Rose for Fearlessness
    It is easy to feel overwhelmed by scary situations, but it is possible to overcome your fear and embrace them with courage. Dr. Bach identified the positive potential of Rock Rose as courage and presence of mind.*

  2. Impatiens for Patience
    While there is sometimes no way of avoiding irritating problems, you can choose to deal with them in a patient manner. You don’t need to be frustrated by the slow pace of people or things. The positive potential of Impatiens is less hastiness in both thought and action.*

  3. Clematis for Focus
    When you feel out of touch with things, pull your head out of the clouds and enjoy the beauty of the world around you. The positive potential of Clematis is the ability to take a lively interest in your current environment.*

  4. Star of Bethlehem for Comfort
    Don’t let the shock of a bad experience hold you back. Take a deep breath, try to balance your emotions and deal with the situation. The positive potential of the Star of Bethlehem is the ability to be strong.*

  5. Cherry Plum for Composure
    A calm mind can fuel rational thinking, so stay cool and don’t lose control. The positive potential of Cherry Plum is a keeping a serene mind and being able to think and act rationally.*

The Story Of Rescue®

The original Rescue Remedy® in the iconic little yellow bottle has provided gentle, non-habit forming stress relief to millions around the world for generations.

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History Of Rescue®

The system of plant and flower-based essences was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and homeopath who was convinced that emotional wellbeing was key to overall health.

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How Rescue® Is Made

The flower essences are still sourced from plants grown at Dr. Bach’s former home in Mount Vernon, Oxfordshire. They are then sent to London where they are diluted and bottled to the highest quality standards.

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* Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
Rescue®, Rescue Remedy® & Bach® Original Flower Remedies brand products are a homeopathic dilution: see NelsonsDilution.com for details.