Philoteca: properties, benefits and uses (Australian Flower Essence and Remedy)

Philotheca is an Australian flower remedy made from Philotheca salsolifolia. Useful for promoting self-esteem and setting new goals, it has beneficial effects on the lymphatic system. Let’s find out better.

Description of the plant

Philotheca salsolifolia– shrub native to Queensland and New South Wales. It grows mainly on moorland and on sandy soils.

It reaches one meter in height and on the ends of the numerous thin branches appear the starry flowers, pink-mauve with five petals that open completely around the center of the flower, showing the ten straight stamens united at the base.

The leaves are small, narrow and dense. The Philotheca is easily confused in the environment in which it grows, and is confused with another plant, the Eristemon: this reminds us that the main characteristic of this essence is to help us accept the recognition of our ‘being’ and of the our successes, as well as the love of others and being recognized by them.

Property of Philotheca

  • It favors the recognition of oneself, one’s abilities and one’s successes, together with the acceptance of oneself and of the compliments, recognition and love from others.  
  • Promotes self- esteem in those who are often overshadowed by others, or eclipse themselves, not out of weakness, but out of their natural reticence or generosity, encouraging and supporting them to take action
  • Indicated for those who take care of others, fostering the ability to receive and to give.  
  • Philotheca helps in convalescence, favoring the acceptance of the necessary rest and the help of those who take care of us, when we need it. 
  • It helps to set new goals and to appreciate the results, allowing us to stay focused on the objectives and projects that allow us to achieve the purpose of our existence. 
  • On a physical level, it acts on the lymphatic system like Bush Iris.

Philotheca is contained in the Optimism Compound.

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.

In association with the floral remedy, Ian White gives indications on the ‘Process of recognition’, techniques and exercises that favor the recognition of oneself and others, and the acceptance of recognition, compliments and appreciation from others. To these we can add similar techniques that we are familiar with, such as exercises on gratitude. 

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