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Bach Flower Remedy: Rock Rose and Terror

Updated on December 23, 2013

The Bach flower remedy Rock Rose in its positive state stands for great courage and daring. In its negative state however, it manifests itself in terror – not just the terror of one individual but mass terror. Now mass could even be a few people but it is terror that affects everyone present. Imagine a roller coaster that suddenly goes off the rails or a plane that is making an emergency landing with its engine on fire. The fear and terror in the environment is palpable and can be felt in the very air you breathe. It is for this kind of numbing group terror that Rock Rose is recommended. Rock Rose is one of the constituents of Rescue Remedy, possibly the most famous Bach Remedy.


Strangely, terror like this could produce a lot of adrenalin in some people and they could take flight or do things much more quickly in that terror stricken state. For others however, the terror could make them rooted to the spot, unable to move. Rock Rose makes them calmer and more logical in their thinking and helps them make sensible decisions. Rock Rose also gives a person tremendous strength for a short period to overcome whatever hurdles may appear in his path – or at least to deal with it.


The mind becomes numb, even while there are terror stricken images going through the brain. In its extreme state, terror holds the mind in total control. Rock Rose frees the mind from the grips of terror and helps it work again in order to weigh the options that could be open. It is a great way to prevent terror too. If a family member has to undergo a serious operation, Rock Rose helps keep the family calmer and more focussed rather than give in to a wave of terror where no coherent thought is possible.



This kind of terror affects people who are a bit dramatic. Or rather, when they are affected, they tend to be overly dramatic and make things larger than they are. They view things as larger than life. This is like children who see a shadow and think it’s a ghost and who might have nightmares about it very often. Or a person who just cannot feel anything for anyone because he lives in terror of traffic after witnessing a terrible accident. The emotion is so overwhelming that it rules his life, leaving little time for anything else. Rock Rose frees the heart and the emotions from the clutches of terror and helps the person get on with his life.


Rock Rose is a great remedy when spiritual quests seem to have hit a ‘valley of death’ situation – where everything seems dark and fearful and there seems to be no way out to the light. Rock Rose mitigates the terror and darkness so that one can see the path ahead. It makes things seem more in proportion to what they actually are and makes emotions and feelings less magnified.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Thank you chefaija.

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      chefaija 7 years ago

      I read this for a reason tonight Very interesting

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for reading dusanotes - I do believe Pete thought it was a drug - there are some that could have side effects. However, the Bach remedies are gentle essences of flowers that heal with no side effects as they are gentle yet effective.

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      dusanotes 7 years ago from Windermere, FL

      This is very good, Shalini Kagal. Unlike Pete Maida, I do not believe this is a drug. But rather something that can help you control your emotions. I'm bookmarking this one because there will be a time, I believe, when I'll have to fly to New York or LA and will need the essence just to remain in control. Don white

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Who knows AIDY - maybe someday someone will :)

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      Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

      Shalini, Mighty Mom beat me to the comment, I was thinking that very thing! They say that a lot of hormones and chemicals is in the water already--we could add this to the mixture and it could actually do some good =D

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Hi Amanda - interesting is right! Ah well - long way to go before holistic treatments gets its rightful place - but here's hoping!

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      Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

      Hi Shalini, the way things are going, I should think this remedy must be flying off the shelves! We're certainly living through interesting times.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      MM - haha - you got a point there! Thanks for coming by!

      Waren - I've found these very helpful! Thanks for reading!

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      Waren E 7 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      It sounds like a very useful one,if used properly, it could give someone a lot of self control in times of calamity!

      Thanks for sharing this Shalini Kagal!

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Wow, Shalini. This is really fascinating.

      I think they should put this stuff in the water bottles they hand out at the Tea Parties and Health Care Rallies here in the USA! LOL.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Hi cgull - I have seen them in some natural food stores but I guess the best way would be to order them online - in the US they are called Bach flower essences. You could ask for the Bach(R) Original Flower Remedies.

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      cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Shalini, I don't know whether I had asked you before, do you know where we can get the best Bach remedies in the US? I purchased it from before, they did a good job.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Hi Pete - these are really mild and safe - just the essence of flowers :)

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      Pete Maida 7 years ago

      I'm not sure drugging oneself is a good way to face fear.