Star of Bethlehem Flower Remedy: An In Depth Look
The Star of Bethlehem Bach flower remedy is one of 38 flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. It is for those who have experiences trauma or shock and provides comfort in those situations. It is helpful not just in the moment of a distressing event but also to process unresolved past trauma. In this blog, we'll look at the Star of Bethlehem Bach flower remedy in detail, including its negative behavioural patterns when it's unblocked and its positive capabilities.
Star of Bethlehem Bach Flower: For trauma and shock
Star of Bethlehem flower remedy helps with heartaches, shock and trauma. It can help those who feel numb and are trapped in a state of shock, physically, mentally or spiritually. Dr Bach described this flower remedy as "the comforter and soother of pains and sorrows."
In the negative Star of Bethlehem state, the soul has decided to withdraw from reality, not wanting to process or feel difficult emotions. This retreat then causes the body to shut down emotionally and any further shocks to the system build up to the point of paralysis. If the initial trauma isn't dealt with, over time the person becomes less and less functioning each time a new issues arises. The person becomes less able to deal with their emotions, leading to mental health and emotional difficulties as a result of unprocessed trauma.
In the positive state, the remedy provides comfort to the individual and the person can arise from this state of numbness and start to engage more with life.
Star of Bethlehem can often be a catalyst for resolving other issues as sometimes the trauma is unrecognised by the individual. Sometimes it may take a number of months to resolve if the trauma is well hidden.
Star of Bethlehem Bach Flower in Brief
When you're in a blocked state, Star of Bethlehem can manifest itself as:
- You feel shocked, numb or sad due to a traumatic event or piece of bad news
- You don't feel like yourself anymore after a traumatic event
- You can't get over an event in your life
- You feel empty
- You repeatedly suffer from the same nightmare
While in a healthy state, Star of Bethlehem can help you:
- To bring comfort in times of sorrow
- You've learnt to deal with a traumatic event and can manage the emotions of this experience
Star of Bethlehem and Rescue Remedy
The Star of Bethlehem Bach flower remedy is included in the combination mix Rescue Remedy which was created by Dr Bach to be used in emergency or crisis situations. It is one of the most important flower remedies in the Rescue Remedy mix as it neutralises the shock and trauma from the emergency situation.
Star of Bethlehem and PTSD
Sometimes trauma can be long-lasting and can manifest itself as post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD) which is a mental health disorder which occurs after a traumatic event which can include anxiety, flash-backs, mood disturbances, feeling on edge or sleep disturbances to name a few symptoms. We've written a blog post specifically around flower remedies for PTSD which you may want to read if you're experiencing this. Star of Bethlehem is one of the key flower remedies you might want to consider to help bring comfort.
More about Bach flower remedies
What are Bach flower remedies?
Bach flower remedies are 38 natural essences that support the emotions of an individual. They were created by Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopath and physician in the 1930s. He recognised that negative thoughts and feelings distort our energy system and affect us very deeply, sometimes affecting our physical wellbeing too. So he set out to find how he could heal these deep and heavy emotions.
A flower can awaken a certain aspect of our personality and Dr Bach found that negative human emotions were all linked to the elements, so if we feel disconnected from life, out of balance or unwell due to suppressed feelings within us - we need the corresponding energy of flowers to help with our issues.
To read more about what Bach flower remedies are and why they work so well, you can read more here.
Creating a Bach flower remedy bottle
If you think any of the statements above relate to you, and you want to make your own remedy with Star of Bethlehem and other Bach flower essences, you can create a personalised flower remedy through Mindful Remedies. You can choose from any of the 38 Bach flower essences, up to seven per remedy bottle.
We only offer personalised flower remedies at Mindful Remedies because we believe this is the best way to help you improve your emotional wellness.
Expert help with Bach flower remedies
You may want some further specialist guidance, or you may wish to consult with a registered practitioner who can assist you in selecting the best remedy combination for you. You may not always select the best remedy for your problems or emotions. We frequently discover that individuals have had better experiences with personal Bach flower consultations as the practitioner views the scenario from a new perspective and can offer a different perspective than the customer.
How do you take Bach flower remedies?
You take Bach medicines by mouth, either straight or mixed in water. The minimum dose is four drops, four times a day, but you may use more often if you feel you need to and can't overdose on Bach flower remedies.
Mindful Remedies ingredients
Grape Alcohol (organic brandy), spring water and up to seven Bach original flower remedies.