Ceratostigma or Leadwort, plumbago is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of Africa & Asia.
- Kingdom : Plantae
- Clade : Angiosperms
- Order : Caryophyllales
- Family : Plumbaginaceae
- Genus : Ceratostigma
They are flowering herbaceous plants, sub shrubs, or small shrubs with 0.3 – 1 m tall. Leaves are spirally arranged, simple and 1 – 9 cm long usually with hairy margins.
Each flower has five lobbed corolla, flower colour varies from pale to dark, blue to red – purple. The fruit is a small bristly capsule containing a single seed.
- Plants of this genus are valued in the garden for their late summer flower colour and their autumn leave colour.
- Ceratostigma has been listed as one of the 38 plants that are used to prepare BACH FLOWER REMEDIES, a kind of alternative medicine promoted for its effect on mental and emotional health.
- Once the personality refuses to recognise the role of the higher self – she lacks confidence in her own inner voice and seek answers from external sources. Even though this person “Knows what is right, he distrusts & doubt his own decisions.
- Trusting others judgement than in – self often causes negative Cerato personality.
- BFR Cerato will gain an attitude to grow stronger and make his inner voice to be heard.
- He will once again return to a balanced energy state through natural Bach Flower Essences.
- This person will gain an attitude of quite certainty, so that no outside argument will deter him from a decision which he knows to be right one.