In the past, the experience of loss always triggered a “I need a glass of wine” response. Now, I reach for gentle support to get through the grieving process instead of trying to blur its rough edges with a glass of Bordeaux. Crisis Cooler is a flower essence preparation designed to “help people and animals get through the event with the trust that everything is going to be fine.” This was what I reached for when the news came, but it’s just one of many possibilities for people who need a bit of gentle support to get through tough times.
Ignatia Amara is a homeopathic remedy that’s specifically formulated for the anxiety that accompanies loss and grief. It is gentle, and many people claim to have benefited from its health-supporting properties. (I just bought some and will report back on its efficacy.)
The easy-to-grow herb Lemon Balm has nerve-calming properties that can be really helpful when dealing with shock or bad news. It is very gentle and subtle, but if you need something stronger, valerian root is really effective. It does have slight sedative properties, so it’s better taken at night. It will help you fall asleep and get through the night.
Have you ever used herbs or another natural remedy to get through a tough situation? What did you reach for, and how did it help? Please share!