Mustard (Sinapis arvenis)
The remedy that answers that black cloud of depression that seems to blight life. This is a despair and gloom without due cause. Nothing seems worthwhile, and life itself a burden. Nothing seems to matter, there is no joy or ambition or interest as long as this state persists.
People who are like the oak tree, strong, dependable and seemingly indestructible, brought to a state of tiredness and weary exhaustion. They have to bear not only their own problems, but also the burdens of others, who lean on them because of their strength and reliability. These people carry on in spite of their tiredness, with a determination to try and overcome their troubles and their weariness.
The restorative. Olive is the remedy for total exhaustion. Those who are physically and mentally worn out, either by illness or overwork, grief or adversity. People who are “Drained out”. Individuals at such a low point that they cannot summon the strength to make any effort whatsoever, either to come out of their state or to face any more hardship.