Centaury (Centaurium umbellatum)
Doormats. Those who need Centaury as a remedy, are gentle, quiet, docile people, without much personality or opinions of their own. Passive, physically tired, driven to serve others, maybe to prove some semblance of worth, and end up being taken for granted and ‘Walked over’. Will often become the martyrs in a family, taking on the care of invalids or old people who as likely as not will dominate them will often stay unmarried. The Centaury people often have anemia or circulatory troubles.
Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)
Lack of control, or fear of losing control call for Cherry Plum. Those who are haunted by the fear that they will kill themselves or harm their loved ones. Despairing, depressed, suicidal, fear that one is going insane, esp. after long mental or physical stress. Cherry Plum covers hysteria and violent tendencies: children who throw tantrums, mothers who get enraged and beat up their children with a terrifying loss of control. This remedy is especially applicable in cases of hysteria and fits, going with a general lack of control.
Chestnut bud (Aesculis hippocastanum)
For those who make the same mistakes in life over and over again. Unable to learn from experience, unobservant and inattentive. Insensitive and slow to learn. Can be used for children who are seemingly bright, but do not get on satisfactorily at school.