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

Sunshine Wattle is an Australian flower remedy made from Acacia terminalis. It gives energy and optimism to those who are disheartened and is useful against seasonal depression. Let’s find out better.

Description of the plant

 Acacia terminalis – Acacia is the most widespread plant on the Australian continent and the unofficial emblem of Australia. With more than 400 native species and 1300 Acacia species in the world, the plant is also widespread in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

Its habitat is dryland forests and scrubland in the Sydney area, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. The common name (Sunshine Wattle) comes from an Old English term meaning ‘cover’, since the acacia trunks constituted a reinforcement for the walls and roofs of the mud houses; the name of the genus (acacia) comes from the Greek acis, thorn, from the thorny Egyptian tree known as akakia, while ‘terminalis’ refers to the position of the bunches of flowers on the branches, in a terminal position.

Shrub that reaches up to 2 meters in height, with pale yellow flowers, with soft flower heads and in clusters of 6 – 15 flowers with stamens that contain a lot of pollen. To survive long periods of drought and arid climate, acacias generally have a developed leaf stem and have no actual leaves. The Signatura shows us that, despite the dry and arid habitat, the flowers of Acacia terminalis are soft and feathery and seem to illuminate the Australian bush with their sunny yellow as a note of sunshine and optimism. 

The Aborigines ate the high-protein seeds of the Sunshine Wattle, while the colonizers used its timber for their buildings.

Property of Sunshine Wattle

  • Indicated in disorders related to lack of light in the winter months such as seasonal depression (SAD seasonal affective disorder), also typical of Nordic countries and mountainous areas or areas with little exposure to sunlight.
  • It gives energy and optimism to those who are disheartened by past or recent experiences of suffering and difficulty that blocks them in discouragement, renunciation and distrust.
  • It helps to develop a more positive and joyful vision of life, fostering interest in the present, planning, initiative, hope and reactivity.
  • It favors the acceptance of the present, developing trust for the future, allowing us to see situations even from different points of view.
  • Sunshine Wattle is contained in the Adol and Optimism Compounds.

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.

For seasonal depression (SAD) Sunshine Wattle is recommended in association with Bush Iris for its action on the pituitary gland to regulate the body’s natural cycles. Indicated in times when life seems like a big struggle , when there are temporary problems and nothing seems to be right. It helps to see beauty and to look to the future with hope, welcoming the opportunities offered by circumstances.

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