Calm, Stability, Balance, Rescue, Solace
This photo of a field of flowers was taken a minute's walk from Bach's Cromer home
'First Aid in a bottle'. Used for immediate help for any distressing, alarming, crisis or extreme situation. E.g. Emergencies, Exams, Interviews, Accidents, Stage fright etc.
Comforter Essence contains the traditional Five Flower Combination of: Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem. This is the same 5 Remedies that Bach put in his Rescue Remedy™. More...
Stock Flower Essence, 10ml or large 30ml dropper Bottle.
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Ingredients: Brandy (23% ABV) and water infusion of the energy signature of Clematis vitalba, Prunus cerasifera, Impatiens glandulifera, Helianthemum nummularium, Ornithogalum umbellatum.
Shake lightly before use.
Store away from heat and light and below 77f.
Energy per 100ml: 540kj 123kcal
Contains negligible amounts of proteins, fats, saturates, carbohydrate, sugar and salt.
No artificial ingredients.
M.E.T. made with high quality Organic French brandy.
Dr Edward Bach (or ‘Bark’, as some pronounce his name) lived here in Cromer from 1930 - 1934.
He lived in two Cromer residences: one in St Mary’s Road, the other here in this house. This was his favourite because it overlooked the sea.
He was born of Welsh parentage in the Midlands in 1886. We understand that he must have visited Cromer in his earlier years as we know that he had a very great affection for this seaside town.
Dr Bach was a respected medical Doctor, Homeopath and surgeon who became disheartened with some of the poor results of medicine at the time.
After much observation and research he concluded that a patient’s mental state was very important to their ultimate recovery. Therefore, he set himself the challenge of finding a natural method to help make people calm and happy as, in this way, he believed it would aid a faster and more sustained recovery.
Looking to his great love of nature and the outdoors he found a number of wild flowers that he felt could be used for emotional healing. Thus he developed a new method to utilize the healing properties of these flowers and created 38 gentle healing preparations - The Bach Flower Remedies.
Dr Bach is famed internationally for his Flower Remedies. Many people have heard of Rescue Remedy™ – one of Dr Bach’s most popular and famous Remedies – used for helping to calm stress and anxiety.
In many countries around the world the Bach Flower Remedies are now the natural medicine of choice, for treating emotional issues in people and animals, as they are gentle, effective and affordable.
Dr Bach did much of his groundbreaking work during those 4 years that he lived here in Cromer.
It’s understood at least nine, of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies, were made in the surrounding countryside, some of which he made from wild flowers growing on what is now the golf course in West Runton.
From this house, where he lived, he had a good vantage point overlooking the sea and the lifeboat station. He greatly admired the bravery of the lifeboat men as they tackled the rough seas – risking their lives, saving others.
On one famous occasion, in December 1933, Dr Bach witnessed the heroic rescue by the legendary Henry Blogg, and his crew, of two men who - for 2 hours - had been clinging to the wreckage of the Sepoy.
Apparently Dr Bach went to his kitchen, here, and quickly blended a mixture of his Remedies.
Then, as the first sailor was brought ashore, he rushed down the gangway and gave the half-drowned man some of his newly created remedy.
It is said that, after taking this, the sailor made a quick recovery.
I have always wondered if that’s why Dr Bach called his mixture “RESCUE” Remedy –
as it was used in that sea rescue!
In 2006 – on what would have been his 100th birthday - the Bach International Conference was held here in Cromer, at the pavilion theatre. It was attended by speakers and delegates from 32 different countries around the world.
Dr Edward Bach is clearly an important figure in the history of Cromer and we are pleased to report that 87 years on, from his time in this town, his Flower Remedies remain as popular as ever.
Jo and I have been working in this field for many years so it is a privilege to be asked here today to have this wonderful opportunity to honour his life and work.
We unveil this plaque and, in so doing, remember his legacy –
the vast number of people and animals that have been gratefully helped worldwide … and the many who will continue to be helped in years to come…
Written by Alice Digby and Viv Williamson
© 25th February 2017
One of Dr Edward Bach's homes, whilst he lived for four years in the seaside town of Cromer, was at Brunswick Terrace, on the slipway. The view from house had a good vantage point overlooking the sea and lifeboat station and from here he, like his neighbours, would often have seen the boat going out to rescue those in peril.
On one famous occasion, during a ferocious storm in December 1933, Dr Bach witnessed the heroic rescue by the legendary Henry Blogg, and his RNLI crew, of two men who, for two hours, had been clinging to the wreckage of the sailing barge - The Sepoy.
When the half-drowned sailors were brought ashore they were "delirious, foaming at the mouth, almost frozen, their life despaired of".
Upon witnessing this dramatic rescue it is said that Edward went to his kitchen and quickly mixed a concoction of his flower remedies. He then rushed down the gangway and gave the first rescued man some of his newly created remedy.
Before the man had been stripped of his clothing and wrapped in warm blankets he was "sitting up, in his right mind, and asking for a cigarette". It is said that that seemingly impromptu concoction was the birth of the now famous Rescue Remedy - a blend of Star of Bethlehem, Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens and Rock Rose.
I have always wondered if that's why Dr Bach called his mixture 'Rescue' Remedy - as it was first used in that famous sea rescue.
© 2010 Alice Digby (revised 2017)
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