Bach flower essence Star of Bethlehem is an all natural flower remedy developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s, and it neutralizes the effects of grief and encourages the positive potential of inner strength. The brand has been around and trusted by generations for over 80 years, and it currently has 38 different flower remedies available to cover the full breath of emotional experiences.
The direction is to take 2 drops by mouth or add to water. It can be repeated as needed. The dropper also contains 27% alcohol.
My Personal Review
I originally purchased this at Sprouts when I was going through a traumatic event about a few months ago. I was desperately needing some immediate relief from the grief I was dealing with, and I would say I was crying daily at the time. One day, a good friend of mine who has Bipolar disorder suggested to check out this brand as it is safe and pretty effective. While I was at Sprouts, I saw different kinds of Bach flower essence, but this one stood out the most as it stated it helps lessen the impact of grief one is going through. That day, I purchased this one and also another one, which I will review in the different post later.
I tried this dropper as soon as I got in the car, and the effect I was looking for was not immediate. It took me a few minutes, but I noticed my senses and tension were calming down very slowly. It is nothing like how those Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications work. It is more gentle and subtle than that, but you will notice it because you start to feel more at peace. In my experience, it felt as though it took me out of “fight or flight” state I was in. I was no longer feeling like I was in the survival state, and I found myself being able to think more clearly and rationally. I continued to use it as needed daily.
I gave 4.5 out of 5 for this review because I honestly felt like this saved me that day. It was that relief I was looking for, and it did exactly what it said on the bottle. I also love that you can use it as needed and it is completely safe. When dealing with grief and trauma, I want to be present in life and not be sedated like a zombie. This product did just enough so I can deal with my grief on my own but with some support.
Pros and Cons
- All natural
- Safe to be used at work or even when driving
- Effective yet gentle
- Very affordable if you get it from Amazon — **I purchased mine at Sprouts and I had to pay so much more.
- You can use it as needed
- If you are looking for a strong sedative effect such as how Xanax works, this one is not for you.
If you are considering alternative medicine or holistic remedies, I highly recommend this product. I really like that this brand has been around for over 80 years and has a great reputation from its customers. There are a lot of holistic remedies out there, but I do trust this one for its efficacy. There are other kinds for different emotional needs, and I will be sure to upload a review if I try a new one. For those of you going through a traumatic event or grief, I suggest you give this one a try. It will be like your little guardian angel holding your hand through your healing process.