While concern for others, especially for one’s loved ones is a natural thing, the people who require Red Chestnut as a remedy overdo this concern and anxiety for others. From worrying if someone is a few minutes late to lengthening a small possibility into a full scale tragedy in their imagination, these people are worriers, anxious and fearful, but for others. They will be anxious even for those they do not know – the Bleeding Heart. There are, of course, variations of degree, but when worrying about others figures largely, Red Chestnut is the remedy.
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
The remedy for shock. Star of Bethlehem is for physical and mental trauma from any cause – an accident, a fright, bad news. Dr. Bach called this remedy “The comforter and soother of pains and sorrows”. Effects of shock, whether from an accident, witnessing an accident, a death in the family or of a friend, whatever, may manifest immediately or be avoided and repressed. Star of Bethlehem counters shock and the effects of shock even if it lies in the past.
Scleranthus (Sceranthus annuus)
Ambivalence. The mind that is torn in two, vacillating between two choices, and greatly troubled by this. Their emotions swing between extremes, joy and depression, hope and despair, laughing now, now weeping. Physical symptoms follow this pattern as well energetic and totally exhausted, etc. Their opinions change constantly. their inability to make up their minds, inevitably leads to time–wasting. They are often clumsy and uncoordinated from a tendency to instability. Giddiness. Unreliable because of their pendulum like swings. in mood and behavior.