Star of Bethlehem Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Transforming Shock | Bach Group - Despair and Despondency
What Does Star of Bethlehem Help With...
Star of Bethlehem is helpful in any situation where shock or trauma of any kind has been experienced, whether immediate or in the past. If this essence is given immediately in situations of shock and trauma it will help to take away the numbing effect and assist recovery. This should obviously not replace medical assistance, but could enhance it. This remedy can be very beneficial for those who retain shock or trauma at some level from past situations and events. Situations such as bereavement, accident, sudden loss of job, divorce, ‘bad’ news etc are all situations that might call for the help of Star of Bethlehem.
- Latin Name - Ornithogalum umbellatum
- Star of Bethlehem is prepared by the boiling method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Star of Bethlehem in the Despondency or Despair Group
- Star of Bethlehem is part of the Revival Remedy combination
Dr Bach’s Description of Star of Bethlehem
"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."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Star of Bethlehem
"Star of Bethlehem can help you to release shock and trauma from your system so you can feel more present and connected to all parts of yourself"
“Star of Bethlehem Flower Remedy brings you back to yourself after shock or trauma, whether that’s from a recent experience or way back in the past. Use it if you feel numb, disconnected, withdrawn, subdued, frozen or shut down as a result of experiencing something traumatic yourself or even from watching shocking events on the news. When something happens that’s too much for our systems to bear, we can dissociate because we simply don’t know how to metabolise the associated emotional energy. Star of Bethlehem can help you to release shock and trauma from your system so you can feel more present and connected to all parts of yourself.” Jackie Stewart - Crystal Herbs
"Star of Bethlehem relates to the Soul potential for resurrection. Those in the negative Star of Bethlehem state have been shocked and remain in a kind of inner numbness. Star of Bethlehem is indicated for all the consequences of physically, mentally, or spiritually traumatie experiences, irrespective of whether they occurred at birth or only yesterday. It is one of the most important ingredients in Rescue Remedy - it rapidly neutralizes any form of trauma and restores the self-healing mechanisms of the body." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"It is not difficult to imagine that Bach would have occasion to need such a remedy, although there is no record of any particular event which prompted its discovery. Nor is it known whether it came before or after Walnut and Holly in the sequence. It flowers from late April through to early June, reaching a peak in mid-May. A vital ingredient in Bach's five-flower rescue combination, Star of Bethlehem is one of the most significant remedies in the whole Bach system. The action of the remedy brings balance and calm to those caught up in the swirling whirlpool of life trauma - just such a picture as Leonardo drew. The geometry of the flowers helps to reassemble the structure of life when it has been tumbled and broken by shock." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"Star of Bethlehem is one of the five Remedies included in the Rescue Remedy, and its function is to neutralize shock in any form. Always use it in case of an accident, for whether severe or light, there is invariably a shock connected with an accident. If the shock is neutralized, bodily recuperation is accelerated to a great degree. Sudden sad news, a bad fright, a grievous disappointment, all result in shock as well as unhappiness. Dr. Bach called this Remedy, "The comforter and soother of pains and sorrows"." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Despondency or Despair Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Star of Bethlehem is in the Despondency or Despair Group which contains the following remedies: Crab Apple - cleansing & purity, Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility, Larch - lack of confidence, Oak - the strengthener, Pine - feelings of guilt, unworthiness, Star of Bethlehem - shock, trauma, accidents, Sweet Chestnut - extreme anguish, despair and Willow - resentment, bitterness.