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American Tulip Tree Essence

American Tulip Tree Essence

 “I remember the sweetness of life.”

Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipfera

Link to Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra

Origin: North America, from South Ontario  to  Florida

Traditional herbal uses:   The extremely bitter inner bark, especially of the roots, is used as a diuretic, tonic and stimulant.  The raw green bark is also chewed as an aphrodisiac.  The bark  exerts a powerful effect on the heart and nervous system.  A tea is used to treat indigestion, dysentery, rheumatism, coughs and fevers.  The tea is used externally as a wash or poultice on wounds and boils, while the root bark and sees are both used to expel worms.

Energetic properties:

  • Encourages the ability to see the sweet side of life

In all the years that I’ve sat in  and wandered around Prospect Park in Brooklyn, I have never seen this tree in flower before.  Looking at it recalls a lovely picnic with my brother on a hot and sunny day—and I remember how sweet  the day was.  My brother and I were enthralled by the orange and green-yellow cup-shaped flowers.

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