Old Man Banksia: properties, benefits and uses (Australian Flower Essence and Remedy)

Old Man Banksia is an Australian flower remedy made from Banksia serrata. By giving energy and enthusiasm it helps to manage any situation that life presents. Let’s find out better.

Description of the plant

Like other members of the Proteaceae family, Old Man Banksia is adaptable, and can be found in arid soils or in inhospitable areas, but normally grows in woodland and open forests.

It can reach 17 meters in height and as it ages, it develops a massive, gnarled trunk enclosed by a dark, wrinkled and irregular bark. The leaves are stiff, glossy, dark green, 16 cm long and are regularly serrated. Towards the summer the erect, velvety and brown buds finish slowly discovering the immature silvery green spicastri; from the base along the cone, the flowers open gradually changing color from tawny-golden to orange, up to the red when they wither.

At the end only the woody cone of 8 – 16 cm remains covered by a soft short down, from dove gray to rusty red. Cones contain winged seeds that can stay on trees for years. During flowering they are very rich in nectar which attracts birds, marsupials and insects.

Property of Old Man Banksia

  • It helps to manage any situation that life presents, giving energy, enthusiasm, pleasure and interest in life, acting even after the suspension of the remedy.
  • It allows you to recognize your limitations, helping to say no in case of overload of commitments or excessive availability to the requests of others.
  • Adjuvant in the rebalancing of thyroid function which can cause weight gain, fatigue, weakness, physical heaviness and obesity. The temporary sensation of closure or lump in the throat that may occur indicates that the energetic rebalancing of the thyroid gland is in progress. 

Old Man Banksia is contained in the Energy and Woman Balance Compounds. In the LOVE SYSTEM line  there is in Equipoise Woman body and environment spray, Equipoise Woman cream, Intensive delicate eye contour serum, Night Gratitude filling cream, Energy body emulsion dynamizing day Citrus, Body emulsion Relax evening relaxing pink.

Preparation and use

In a 30 ml bottle, combine ¾ of natural water and ¼ of brandy to preserve the product; add 7 drops for each chosen flower. 7 drops of this personal blend are taken under the tongue, morning and evening, upon awakening and before bed.

The drops can also be applied locally as well, combined with neutral cream as a carrier, in the bath water or vaporized in the environment to create a harmonious place. They can also be prepared without brandy, making sure that they do not degrade (if necessary, the preparation is repeated). They can be diluted in a little water or herbal tea, even for children.

Associated with Macrocarpa and Crowea for an invigorating blend and vitality.

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