The RESCUE® Story


The #1 Natural Stress & Sleep Support Brand Worldwide†

Developed by a doctor more than 80 years ago, homeopathic RESCUE REMEDY®* was formulated to help you stress less, stay calm and in control. RESCUE® is the world’s #1 natural stress and sleep support brand† and one of Nelsons most popular Bach flower remedies.

A blend of five individual Bach flower essences, 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.

From the original RESCUE REMEDY® droppers and sprays, to pastilles and liquid melts there is a discreet and convenient RESCUE® product to have on hand, no matter where stress finds you.

The history of RESCUE®

The RESCUE® story begins in the early 20th century with Harley Street physician and bacteriologist Dr. Edward Bach. In 1917, Dr. Bach collapsed while treating soldiers wounded in World War I. While his colleagues gave him just three months to live, Dr. Bach made a full recovery.

So what was Dr. Bach’s secret? He believed that attitude and mental state play a vital role in maintaining health. Dr. Bach was one of the first doctors to recognize the importance of mental/emotional health on physical well-being, a notion that contemporary medicine has only accepted in recent decades. From this point on, he dedicated his life to researching this connection.

In the early 1930s, Dr. Bach’s research into the importance of emotional health led him to identify 38 different plant and flower remedies — known as the BACH®* ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES. Five of these same remedies are still used in every RESCUE® product today.

To make his remedies more available to the general public, Dr. Bach enlisted the help of the Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy in Duke St., London to both make and distribute the remedies. Today, Nelsons produce millions of bottles with the RESCUE® formula and distribute to more than 60 countries on 6 continents.

How is RESCUE REMEDY® made?

The flower remedies used in RESCUE REMEDY® are still sourced from flowers grown at Dr. Bach’s former home in Mount Vernon, Oxfordshire. They are then sent to the Nelsons factory in Wimbledon, London where they are diluted and bottled according to the highest quality standards.

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

The 5 Bach remedies in RESCUE REMEDY®
  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.


BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES are a gentle system, which capture the essence of flowers. The RESCUE® range contains some of our most popular products. Find the perfect partner for your busy lifestyle here.


† Nelsons, Feb 2020. RESCUE® is the most widely distributed natural stress and sleep brand worldwide. Data on file.

RESCUE® and RESCUE REMEDY® brand products are a homeopathic dilution: see for details.

* Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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