Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanum) - Dig deep into yourself and give birth to the lantern of illumination. Creates sunshine from muck.
As the essence says of itself:
I am the transformation of stagnant life force into bright sunshine.
Medicinal, Food & Wildlife Qualities:
Skunk cabbage, also called swamp lantern, is native to swampy areas, wet meadows and wet forests of the North American Pacific Coast. It is in the Araceae family, and like its central North American cousin, Symplocarpus foetidus, it has a fleshy rizome, consisting mainly of stem tissue. The skunk smell attracts insects that pollinate the tiny flowers packed on a central spike that is hooded by a large yellow bract. Unlike Symplocarpus foetidus that was used, and continues to be used, extensively for respiratory problems, Pacific Northwest skunk cabbage was used to line berry picking baskets, drying racks and cooking pits. Rarely was it used for food or medicine because it contains needle-like crystals of Calcium oxalate that can cause intense irritation and burning in the digestive tract. However, after steaming or roasting, leaves and root were eaten mostly as a famine food.
Look to Skunk Cabbage flower essence when you feel stuck, stagnant or constipated in your life. This may express physically as large intestine/colon problems, deep skin issues - such as eczema, shingles, or cancer, as thyroid imbalances or being overweight. If any of these symptoms occur in your family lineage, consider Bloodroot Flower Essence (see Related Products).
Skunk Cabbage flower essence digs deep into the emotional and psychological muck that creates stagnant, constipated energy. When you feel stuck or stagnant in your life and personal growth process, skunk cabbage flower essence will give you the “kick in the pants” to get moving again. It works through the large intestine that is the “swamp” of the triple burner system - to release constipated energy. (The triple burner regulates the endocrine glands and balances heat and water in the body.) The large intestine also rules deep skin issues. If what is no longer nourishing or useful cannot be excreted through the large intestine, it may turn toxic or try to be excreted through the skin.
The storage bottles (mother bottles) and drusy quartz crystals were placed among the plants while the essence was being made. Drusy quartz crystals help to energize and stabilize your subtle bodies.
Note: Skunk Cabbage is a strong and deep acting flower essence. We recommend that you use one of the Related Essences listed below to support and balance the action of Skunk Cabbage flower essence.
Skunk Cabbage Flower Essence: 1/2 ounce
Product Code: SKUF1