On my recent visit to Kings Park in Perth I was excited to finally see Eucalyptus macrocarpa in bloom knowing it to have the largest flowers of all the eucalypts. I’ve read about the the bright red or pink flowers that can grow up to 10 cm in diameter when studying the Australian Bush Flower Essences. Eucalyptus macrocarpa or Mottlecah is a mallee-type species from the wheat-belt region of south-western Australia. This shrubby eucalypt grows up to 4 metres in height with stunning large flowers and fruit. The name macrocarpa stems from the Greek macros (large) and carpos (fruit).
The healing properties of the Macrocarpa flower essence are derived from its doctrine of signature … the strength of energy that is released when the large cap is catapulted off by the stamens of the flower. This remedy supports energy, vitality and physical endurance and is described by Ian White, founder of the Australian Bush Flower Essences, to have an affinity with the adrenal glands. As a quick reminder, the adrenals produce the hormones adrenaline and cortisol in response to short and long-term stress exposure. The flower essence can be of support to us when convalescing, we’re tired and exhausted, burned out and have low immunity.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. ~ Martha Graham
On a physical level Macrocarpa can help to recharge and vitalise the body and serves as a tonic for people that need a quick energy boost. It supports endurance at competitive sports and prolonged physical labour. Macrocarpa is a component of the Australian Bush Flower Emergency Essence.
© 2013. Annette Zerrenthin