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

Waratah is an Australian flower remedy made from the very speciosissima TelopeaIt gives courage to react to the crisis and is useful in case of painful events that lead to despair. Let’s find out better. 

Description of the plant

Telopea speciosissima– It is a shrub of 3 or 4 meters in height, the Waratah grows exclusively in Australia and only in the eastern states, while the genus Telopea speciosissima is the most common species and is widespread in New South Wales.

A large fire red flower with a diameter of about 12 centimeters, formed by many single flowers gathered tightly in a single rounded inflorescence, surrounded by a crown of red and shiny leaves, similar to petals to protect and contain the flower in a compact way. Commonly known as the Waratah of New South Wales, or simply Waratah, it has been that state’s floral emblem since 1962.

The word waratah for the Aborigines means beautiful. The term telopea means seen from afar, with reference to the royal aspect and the height of the plant that makes it stand out on the whole, while speciosissima means beautiful. It is considered one of the strongest remedies of the Australian Bush Flowers and nicknamed ‘the flower of survival’ due to its great energetic strength.

The flower is very common in Aboriginal folklore and legends. In the Aboriginal tribe of Tharawal, in the Cronulla region south of Sydney, Waratah was used as a medicine for its invigorating effect and to treat diseases of children and the elderly.

It is also the logo of the Australian Bush Flowers line .

Waratah property

  • It protects and supports in case of painful events that bring despair, prostration and great suffering (the dark night of the soul), instilling courage to react to the crisis and stimulating the fortitude and the ability to react to events. 
  • Awaken the reactive force, fostering the spirit of survival, confidence and optimism. 
  • In moments of crisis, it can be used to understand and acquire awareness of the experience we are going through, recovering faith and courage to move forward.

Waratah is contained in the Emergency and Electro Compounds. In the LOVE SYSTEM line it is available in Emergency spray for body and environment, Emergency cream, and in the Intensive hand cream for hands and wonderful nails.

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.

The remedy is one of the strongest energetically and very fast acting, like Sturt Desert Pea. A few days of intake (5/7) are usually enough to notice the improvement. In times of crisis and desperation, Waratah brings to light innate survival skills , and in particular embodies the Australian bush-dwelling qualities of adaptability and emergency coping skills.

Used for example in the cardiology departments of Brazilian hospitals for heart problems and as an adjunct to avoid rejection in case of organ transplants. It can be a support in the preventive treatment of glaucoma

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