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One of my all-time favorite go-to remedies for mild fear, anxiety, upset, crying children, even shock is Rescue Remedy.

Yes, this perfectly safe, natural remedy has come in handy countless times over the years, and is available at health food stores and in the vitamin/herb section of some major stores and pharmacies.

The official description online says, “Rescue Remedy, manufactured by Nelsons, contains five flower essences: Rock Rose to alleviate terror and panic, Impatiens to mollify irritation and impatience, Clematis to combat inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem to ease shock, and Cherry Plum to calm irrational thoughts. Available in a convenient spray bottle or in drop form, it helps to provide better emotional balance and fast, convenient relief from everyday stress.”

That pretty much sums it up. A few drops placed on the tongue or sipped in a glass of water has a simple calming effect with no side effects and no interactions with any other medicines that one might be taking.

Rescue Remedy is one of the most popular remedies of the Bach Flower remedy family. I am not personally familiar with the others, so I can’t say much about them, but I can’t say enough good things about Rescue Remedy as a first thought when anyone needs some calming.

It comes in several forms… a tincture that is preserved in alcohol brandy, another tincture preserved in glycerin for adults, children or pets for whom the brandy might not be appropriate, pastilles, pearls and even a gum.

It is fast-acting and does nothing but create a calmer state of mind.

The remedy can be taken as often as required until you feel emotionally in control. One cannot overdose on RESCUE® Remedy.

Wishing you all the best,