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Saw Palmetto Essence

Saw Palmetto Essence

“I am a shelter from life’s storms.”

Latin Name: Serenoa repens

Link to Chakra: Base Chakra

Origin: North American Atlantic coast

Traditional herbal uses: A palm tree which can be shrub-like or tree-like, depending on habitat and conditions.  The tree has large, spiny stems, with fan-shaped leaves and large deep red-black berries.  Native Americans used the berries as a food and a therapeutic herbal treatment for bedwetting, atrophy of the testes, impotence, inflammation of the prostate and low libido in men. Women also used the Saw Palmetto berries to treat infertility, painful periods and problems with lactation. Saw Palmetto has other traditional uses as a tonic and expectorant for mucous membranes, particularly the bronchial tubes. The berries were also used by the Indians as a general tonic to nourish the body and encourage appetite & normal weight gain.

Energetic properties:

  • Protection
  • Increases sense of self-preservation
  • Helps address feelings of vulnerability

This essence was an unexpected bonus – he just begged for an essence to be made! I walked under this enormous tree, wishing I had a telephoto lens in order to capture the full effect of this gigantic tree.  I asked Bas, one of the gardeners, to stand under it  to give an idea of scale.  Though gigantic with enormous teeth, this tree’s energy was gentle and protective.

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Written by Sheila Hicks Balgobin Created: Friday, 23 December 2016 07:18