Dr. Edward Bach was an English physician who created the Bach Flower Remedies - an organization of 38 flower remedies that correct emotional imbalances.
I found out about Rescue Remedy in my early twenties and, when I remembered to use it, I found it very beneficial. Often I would joke with friends after exams, "I'm not sure if it's the flower essences or the 3 drops of alcohol, but it helped calm me down." Now, even though I'm (generally) more peaceful, I carry Rescue Remedy with me everyday as a tool in case of traffic jams, for presentations, or even for clients who show up and are stressed out.
The Bach Flower Remedies is a uncomplicated way to help your body heal and can be used by safely by almost everyone - including pregnant women, the elderly, and pets.
Whatever the situation - acute or chronic - Rescue Remedy can assist in "taking the edge off" (<-- this is how most of my clients and friends describe it), without numbing you. The product is naturally made and contains five of the 38 Bach Flower Essences: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts. This blend is aimed at reducing stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, especially in emergencies. Along with journaling, soothing music, and meditation, this is an excellent tool for one's toolbox :)