Bee Balm (Botanical name: Monarda fistulosa)
Positive attribute: clarity and calm, appeasement
Helps when: feeling used and hurt and wanting to lash out with harsh words
Primary quality: calm
Planetary influence: Mercury (with Saturn)
Medicine wheel: West
Bee balm is a member of the mint family and native to North America. It was used traditionally for a range of common problems due to its antiseptic and anaesthetic properties. This is easy to believe as when you nibble a leaf it is hot and peppery and gradually makes the tip of your tongue go numb.
Bee balm’s calming and numbing energy can help us keep our words in check. It reminds us to think first and speak later. Its qualities are also of comfort when we want to take the heat out of a situation, reduce our anger or avoid harsh words being spoken.
Bee balm symbolises compassion and calm. Perfect for keeping life harmonious.
Harakeke (Botanical name: Phormium tenax)
Positive attribute: helps words flow
Helps when: self-expression is hard, creative block
Primary quality: holding our stories
Planetary influence: Mercury
Medicine wheel: North
Harakeke, or flax as it is commonly known, is a superb ally for communication. Harakeke has many uses including weaving, paper making, adhesive, wound dressing, toothache remedy and bedding.
Traditionally used as a digestive aid and later as paper and sealing wax, harakeke’s energy can help shift creative blocks and get words flowing again, making it an ideal remedy for writers and orators.
Harakeke is used to weave beautiful baskets, known as kete, and so with the image of a basket in mind, we can see how flax helps us hold onto our stories as treasures to hand on to others and the next generation.
Mullein (Botanical name: Verbascum thapsus)
Positive attribute: clear communication and ability to listen
Helps when: can’t get message across, unwilling to heed advice, being reckless
Primary quality: liberation
Planetary influence: Saturn (with Mercury)
Medicine wheel: North
Take a look at dry hillsides and banks and you’ll recognise mullein by her large silvery grey, soft, furry leaves and tall stalk, which has little yellow flowers in summer.
Traditionally, her leaves are used to help reset bones and sprains. They were smoked as a remedy for lung and bronchial problems and carried as a talisman of safety, helping us on our journey. Mullein flowers are used as a remedy for ear problems.
Mullein develops a very strong grandmother energy. Wearing her crown of flower stalks, she watches over her offspring on the hill below her. She is wise and her energy brings wisdom and the ability to speak one’s truth and to listen well.
In this set:
You will receive 3x10ml stock essences beautifully presented in a giftbox. An information leaflet on each essence and how to use them is enclosed.