In late Spring Melbourne’s streets and gardens are bathed in the intense lilac colour of flowering Jacaranda’s.
The tree’s origin is South America, especially Brazil and Argentina but Jacarandas can now be found in subtropical and tropical countries across the world. The genus Jacaranda comprising of around 50 species is part of the Bignoniaceae plant family of mostly tropical plants and shrubs.
In South America extracts from the fern-like leaves have been known to treat bacterial infections of the skin, kidneys and bladder. More on Jacaranda’s medicinal properties can be found in this research paper published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Vol 6.
When photographing this flower close-up it proved to be challenging as the branches moved in the slightest breeze. I often lost my focus on a particular flower to portrait, jumping my attention from one to the next that promised to keep still just long enough.
Changeability and rushing are some of the imbalances that are transmuted by Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosaefolia) flower essence from the Australian Bush Flower Essence range. The essence is for the personality type that has a tendency to dither being easily distracted by the outside world. It is for those that have difficulty making decisions torn by their ever changing minds. Projects are excitedly started and left incomplete. Driven by insecurity there might be a tendency to go back and forth over the choices with no clear focus on which direction to take.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. ~ Tony Robbins
The Jacaranda flower essence supports centredness, decisiveness, being clear-headed and quick-thinking. For these qualities it has been included in the Calm and Clear and Cognis combination essences of the ABFE range.
If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution for 2013 think of taking Jacaranda flower essence to help you manifest your intention being centred, decisive and focused.
© 2013. Annette Zerrenthin