Approximatly how long will it take for the remedies to work? Thanks, Michelle

Dear Michelle, The time it takes an essence to have an affect differs in each case.

First of all, it depends on the blend of essences in the compound.

Dr. Bach divided the essences into two types: Essences for constitution, and essences for situation. A situation essence is given to aid the user in coping with specific situations such as those that arouse in him or her stress, anxiety, or fatigue.

A condition essence has an immediate effect of 1-20 minutes.

A basic essence is given in order to create a basic change related to the user's habits and / or thought patterns. The basic essence has a slower effect of between three minutes and 2-3 weeks.

If it were possible to measure the timing of the effect precisely, we would see signs of the essence's effects taking place gradually even over this two- to three-week period.

Another factor that affects the speed of the reaction is naturally a function of the personality of the user, and regarding this, of course, I cannot give a time estimate.

I recommend to someone who is taking an essence to try the following exercise: Before taking the first dose, rank your level of what was bothering you on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest level.

For example: "My stage fright is a 7". Then check back with yourself daily to estimate your level.

It is likely that after just a few days, you will find that the intensity of your ailment has already dropped at least one level.