Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
People who need Holly are jealous, suspicious and full of a deep seated resentment that manifests as hatred. These negative emotions and this mental state cause a lot of unhappiness and corrosion in the lives of themselves, and those around them. A feeling of being separate, an outsider leading to feelings of anger and resentment, call for Holly too – e.g. in sibling rivalry.
Holly is also given in cases involving intense, quick, angry individuals when the case requires clarifying – when the remedy or remedies given are not working, or not clearly defined.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium)
The remedy for people who are living in the past, looking back with poignant nostalgia to an extent that their present is shadowy in comparison. No effort to work out present difficulties or problems – the mind slips away to the greener grass of the past. Adapted to those who are homesick too.
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
A mental weariness in the sense that one thinks of work awaiting and feels doubtful one can cope, or disheartened at what remains to be done. The Monday morning blues, when a whole working week lies ahead. However this is more a state of mind, for when one gets down to it, the job is accomplished very competently.
Hornbeam is of particular use in convalescence, to give patients the push to overcome lethargy and listlessness and begin to work for recovery.