Holly is often thought of as the remedy for anger - but this isn't necessarily the case. In the Bach system, anger is a secondary emotion and we need to look more closely at the cause. Anger based on impatience needs another remedy, for example, as do those angers based on feelings of personal unfairness or impersonal injustice, or where there is a simple loss of control.
Holly is actually the remedy for very negative, aggressive feelings directed at others - feelings such as hatred, suspicion, envy, spite. The basic problem is an absence of love, and this remedy works to encourage our generosity of spirit and an openness towards others.
Suggested for when one needs to control their feeling of hate, envy, and/or jealousy.
Larch is the remedy for people who feel that they are not as competent as others. They lack confidence in their ability to do things well, assume they will fail, and often don't bother to try. We can contrast this with people in an "Elm" state, where it is a willingness to take on too much that causes a crisis.
This remedy helps us to move ahead regardless of thoughts of success and failure. More prepared to take risks and get involved, we get more out of living.
Suggested for those who need more self-confidence.
Mental Calmness is used to help relieve stress and stress-related fatigue and to promote relaxation and well-being. It can be used to enhance mental clarity as well as boost mood, focus, and energy. This IC was created with the help of ginseng, rhodiola, and cordyceps mycelium.
Organic lithium is vital for brain function, including memory formation, concentration, and mood regulation. Lithium is also involved in metabolism throughout the body, including such things as facilitating the absorption of vitamin B12. This IC is made for an organic, phytochemically bound lithium to be optimally compatible with the body. Consider it for the treatment of mood issues, cognitive issues, immune suppression or frequent colds/flu, or even as a daily cognitive support.
Taurine is an amino acid with a diverse set of functions in the body. It increases parasympathetic tone, thereby reducing anxiety. It plays a central role in water balance in the body, helping with water retention and edema. It is critical for the electrical regulation of the heart and can thus be very helpful for arrhythmias and rapid heart rate. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure. And perhaps most importantly, taurine gets conjugated to bile salts and thereby has a central role in fat absorption while also helping to keep bile from getting too thick. Consider taurine for anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, water retention and edema, diabetes, fat malabsorption, gallbladder issues, and any cardiovascular disease.
Ashwagandha is an herb that has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years. Modern research on the herb has shown that it can help reduce stress and lower cortisol, reduce inflammation, enhance mood, reduce elevated blood sugar, and potentially even play an important role in the management of cancer. This IC is recommended for those with depression, fatigue, diabetes, cancer, chronic inflammatory conditions, and also for athletes and others looking to build muscle mass and increase strength.
This is a selection of nutrients with a focus on strengthening connective tissue, including blood vessels, ligaments and tendons, skin, and cartilage. Consider it for injury recovery, anti-aging and skin health, hair/skin/nails, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, macular degeneration, bleeding gums, chronic nosebleeds, and easy bruising.
Methyl sulfonyl methane
Triphala & Magnesium
Liposomal Vitamin C
This collection is intended to optimize both cellular and humoral immune function and is appropriate for both acute and chronic infectious conditions. It is also indicated for those who are generally susceptible to infections of any kind. Also consider this prior to and during travel to prevent travel-related illness.
Organic Germanium (germanium sesquioxide)
Thymus glandular extract
This IC addresses the gut permeability that drives autoimmunity, the immune imbalance underlying rheumatoid arthritis, and the inflammation that results from the dysregulated immune activity. Consider this IC complex for all types of autoimmune conditions, but especially those that involve the musculoskeletal system and pain in general.
Methyl sulfonyl methane
Omega Fish Oils
This IC Complex is specifically targeted toward women who have either had breast cancer in the past and are not looking to prevent recurrence, or who have a risk of breast cancer and are seeking primary prevention. This formula would also be appropriate for any hormone-sensitive cancer prevention, including prostate, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
Essential Amino Acids
Liposomal Vitamin C
This combination provides vitamin, mineral, and amino acid support that is specific for stress reduction, anxiety relief, and relaxation. It also directly supports the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. This combination should be considered not only for stress, but anxiety and panic attacks, addiction recovery, and insomnia. These nutrients are not sedating, but simply help to decrease sympathetic ('fight or flight') activity in the brain and thus promote calm and focus. This IC Complex would even be appropriate as a study aid and for ADD/ADHD.