Macaranga - Macaranga tanarius


Healing Challenges

  • For anxiety.
  • For women who love too much.
  • For women who confuse service with love.
  • For women who trade their life energy for security.
  • For being over-sensitive to criticism.
  • For co-dependency.
  • For energetically supporting weakened immunity, anaemia, allergic sensitivity.

Healing Outcomes

  • Assists in valuing the self – builds self-worth.
  • Brings a recognition that love receives as much as it gives.
  • Assists women to stand on their own feet.
  • Brings a healthy capacity to ignore criticism.
  • Energetically strengthens immunity, tonifies blood.


This tree belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, which contains more than a thousand different varieties. All varieties have an unpleasant milky sap in common, which is usually poisonous.

It has flower-like arrangements, which are not flowers at all, but bracts or modified leaves surrounding a group of tiny, simple flowers. Both male and female flowers are held within the bracts.

A rainforest tree with green heart — shaped peltate leaves, it grows to six metres. It produces greenish clusters of flowers in panicles.

Macaranga are spreading shade trees, sheltering underlying vegetation from the searing sun.

Doctrine of Signatures

The flowers are deceptively small, and often overlooked in favour of the larger bracts that contain them and are easily mistaken for the flowers. Both male and female flowers are enclosed within the bracts. This essence is for feeling small within, while putting up a show or ‘front’ of bravado or being magnanimous. The outer bracts shake in the breeze, like the feeling of anxiety within the chest when we feel vulnerable or unsure.

Your Healing Challenges For fear of childbirth. For loathing of the menstrual cycle. For fear of not being able to conceive naturally. For lack of
Your Healing Challenges For melancholy, despondency and despair. For lack of trust, having no faith in an outcome. For the after-effects of jetlag. For
Your Healing Challenge For despondency at having to ‘go it alone’. For timidity, shyness or inadequacy in connecting with others. For lack of
Your Healing Challenges For tiredness and exhaustion. For feeling weighed down by responsibility. For the urge to escape the every-day drudgery of
Your Healing Challenges For the after-effects of violent anger. For after-shock of arguments, verbal and physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence. For
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