Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem


29 Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum

Guiding principle:
DESPONDENCY or DESPAIR - Needing comfort, shock

About this herb:
Scientific name: Ornithogalum umbellatum
Description: Star of Bethlehem is a perennial bulbous flowering plant of the family Hyacinthaceae. It can reach a height between 4 und 30 inches. It prefers open grassland, roadsides but also forests. It has six to ten leaves, linear with a white line on upper surface. The flowers group in a corymbose raceme with 6-20 flowers, and are white with a green stripe outside. They bloom from April to May.

The aims of this flower essence:
One has not yet coped with a mental or physical distress, the soulīs comforter.

Dr. Bach wrote:
For those in great distress under conditions which for a time produce great unhappiness. The shock of serious news, the loss of some one dear, the fright following an accident, and such like. For those who for a time refuse to be consoled this remedy brings comfort. (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)