Doctor Edward Bach developed these gentle, old-school remedies in the 1930s, believing that certain pure flower essences can clear the energy that holds us in a stagnant or hazy state. Completely homeopathic, the essences are intended to help restore a lighthearted mindset, in which the body is free to heal itself. Carry them in your purse for days or situations you might encounter. Dr. Bach believes: Honeysuckle helps you put memories of the past into proper perspective if you are feeling homesick or overly nostalgic. Wild Oat helps you to determine what to do with your life, when you are undecided about which path to take. Cherry Plum helps you act rationally and think clearly with a calm and balanced mind when you fear losing control. Impatiens helps you deal with slow situations or people with grand humor rather than impatience or irritability. Olive restores energy when you are physically and mentally exhausted. Water Violet helps you to develop warmer relationships with others when your pride or independence makes you appear aloof.