The BFRs are an ideal system to promote a more balanced emotional life; relieve symptoms of stress and help you to cope better through difficult times - everyone (including babies, children and pregnant women) can benefit from using the remedies.
The most well known remedy is the crisis formula known as Rescue Remedy which is useful for coping with stressful situations and everyday traumas. However, there are 38 remedies which cover the full range of human emotions (see below). So, no matter how you are feeling emotionally, there are remedies to help lift your mood, relieve your anxiety and help you get back on track with life.
Using the BFRs is extremely simple:
For everyday use - take 2 drops of the remedy selected and add to a glass of water and sip at regular intervals. For more long-term or multiple use - take 2 drops of each remedy selected from the stock bottle and add to a 30 ml dropper bottle (available from most chemists) and fill with spring water - take at least 4 drops 4 times daily. For Rescue Remedy - the dose is 4 drops in a glass of water and sip at regular intervals or directly onto the tongue.
|Agrimony - put on a cheerful exterior to hide feelings||Aspen - unexplained fears and apprehension||Beech - always find fault and are intolerant of others|
|Centaury - put upon, find it difficult to say no||Cerato - doubt own judgement, require reassurance||Cherry Plum- irrational feelings, fear of being out of control|
|Chestnut Bud - fail to learn from repetitive mistakes||Chicory - over-possessive, demanding nature||Clematis - tendency to daydream, lack focus|
|Crab Apple - poor self image, shame, embarrassment||Elm - overwhelmed by responsibilities||Gentian - despondent, easily discouraged by setbacks|
|Gorse - hopelessness and despair||Heather - self absorbed, talks about own trivia, lonely||Holly - experiences feelings of jealousy, hatred and suspicion|
|Honeysuckle - live in the past, nostalgic, melancholic||Hornbeam - mentally weary, 'Monday morning feeling'||Impatiens - impatient and easily irritated|
|Larch - lack confidence, feel inferior||Mimulus - fear due to known source, 'a worrier'||Mustard - sudden unexplained gloom and depression|
|Oak - struggle on although tired, neglects own needs||Olive - physical and mental exhaustion||Pine - feelings of guilt and blame for other people's mistakes|
|Red Chestnut - over-concern and fear for one's loved ones||Rock Rose - for extreme fear and panic||Rock Water - inflexible attitude, sets high standards for oneself|
|Scleranthus - difficulty in making decisions||Star of Bethlehem - for the effects of shock and trauma||Sweet Chestnut - deep despair, at limit of endurance|
|Vervain - over-enthusiatic, fixed principles, argumentative||Vine - strong-willed and domineering||Walnut - for life changes and protection when vulnerable|
|Water Violet - proud, aloof disposition, prefer own company||White Chestnut - persistent unwanted thoughts and worries||Wild Oat - uncertain as to direction in life, dissatisfaction|
|Wild Rose - apathy, no effort to improve one's situation||Willow - feel resentful and self pity, 'poor me'||Rescue Remedy - stressful situations, trauma, shock|