Dr Edward Bach’s description for Rock Rose
The remedy of emergency for cases where there even appears no hope. In accident or sudden illness, or when the patient is very frightened or terrified or if the condition is serious enough to cause great fear to those around. If the patient is not conscious the lips may be moistened with the remedy. Other remedies, in addition, may also be required, as, for example, if there is unconsciousness, which is a deep, sleepy state, Clematis; if there is torture, Agrimony, and so on.
– The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies
Rock Rose is grouped in "For those who have FEAR"
Rock Rose is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies discovered by Dr. Edward Bach. This remedy is indicated for individuals experiencing acute and intense fear or terror. The symptoms that may suggest a need for Rock Rose include moments of extreme panic, a feeling of being overwhelmed by a sudden crisis, or a sense of paralysis induced by heightened fear. In these situations, individuals may experience a profound and immediate fear response that can be debilitating.
The feelings associated with the need for Rock Rose often include intense anxiety, terror, and a sense of helplessness. This remedy is particularly beneficial for individuals who find themselves in emergency situations, accidents, or crises where the fear response is so heightened that it induces a feeling of being unable to cope with the present circumstances. Rock Rose is designed to address the acute and intense nature of such fear, providing support to regain composure and face the situation with greater resilience.
In the categorization by Dr. Bach, Rock Rose belongs to the "Fear" group of Bach Flower Remedies. This group addresses different facets of fear, and each remedy within this group is tailored to address specific types or sources of fear. Alongside Rock Rose, the remedies in the "Fear" group include Mimulus for known fears, Aspen for vague and unknown fears, Cherry Plum for the fear of losing control, and Red Chestnut for excessive worry and fear for the well-being of others.
Practitioners and users have reported positive experiences with Rock Rose. In case studies, individuals have described a notable reduction in the intensity of acute fear and panic after using Rock Rose. These cases often involve situations such as sudden accidents, traumas, or crises where Rock Rose has been credited with promoting a sense of courage and resilience.
The Rock Rose plant, scientifically known as Helianthemum nummularium, is a small, yellow-flowered perennial herb that belongs to the Cistaceae family. It is native to Europe and can be found in rocky, sun-exposed habitats. In the context of Bach Flower remedies, the essence is derived from the flowers of the Rock Rose plant.
The positive potential of Rock Rose lies in its ability to bring about courage, strength, and resilience during moments of acute fear and terror. This remedy aims to instill a sense of calm and empowerment, allowing individuals to face crisis situations with greater composure and a more collected state of mind. Rock Rose is intended to promote an inner strength that enables individuals to confront and overcome the most intense and immediate fears, fostering a sense of bravery and fortitude.