Ornithogalum Umbellatum is another name for Star of Bethlehem. Star of Bethlehem is one of thirty-eight flower remedies. These homeopathic remedies promote a balanced emotional and physical state. Star of Bethlehem is particularly targeted towards feelings of shock.
Flower remedies were developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopathic physician, who believed that negative emotional or psychological states underlie physical illnesses. The remedies are designed to treat these emotional states rather than any specific disease. For this reason, people with similar physical conditions may need different remedies, based on their psychological needs.
Dr. Bach identified the 38 wildflowers used in the remedies while searching the English countryside for blooms with healing effects. He determined which flower helped which emotional state by trying various plants on himself when he experienced a particular feeling.