Lasavia Essences are the gift of vitality of plants, minerals and insects delivered to you with the utmost care. The resolve of Lasavia is to deliver to you Elemental Healing through the introduction of an Essence into your being. We suggest you put a few drops in water, drink and take a moment to be inspired by the qualities of the Essence that you have chosen.
Dandelion, Taraxacum Officinale
‘The root growing downwards exceeding deep, which being broken off within the ground, will yet shoot forth again, and will hardly be destroyed where it hath once taken deep root in the ground.’
Dandelion didn’t grow in the sand dunes where I grew up; instead we had Hawkbit, which looks similar. It has been a plant that I have got to know on Waiheke. Its nature is so strong and welcoming that I feel like I have known it always. It seems impossible to examine dandelion in its individual parts for it is utterly connected to all of its aspects. It is never just its bright yellow flowers, its dandelion clocks, its leaves that lie close to the ground nor its deep roots. Each part is as potent as another and so I see it in its wholeness.
There is so much to write about dandelion so I will share only my favourite things. Dandelion has along history as a healing plant.The name taraxacum is derived from the Greek taraxos meaning disorder and akos – remedy.
The flowers are sensitive to weather conditions. In fine weather the petals are outstretched, but if it’s about to rain the whole head closes up; they also close at dusk. The leaves are without hairs and the margins of the leaves are jagged like teeth where it is thought the name “lions teeth” comes from. The leaves grow close to the ground in a florette. The root is long and has a bitter taste, though I must admit I like chewing on it in dried pieces. The seed head is beautiful, and the name dandelion clocks come from counting how many times you can blow it before all the seeds are gone. The number you come to is supposed to be the time of the day. The chaffinches in my garden love the seed. I pick the leaves for salads, and I dry and grind the roots to make dandelion coffee. Diuretic and tonic, it is a general stimulant to our systems, particularly useful for kidney and liver disorders.
The Flower Essence
To stay fully connected and relaxed, able to respond appropriately to your surroundings.
The essence of this plant is nourishment. It contains the qualities of both the earth and the sun. This remedy enables relaxation throughout the body, knowing all is well. It is a tonic that allows us to access joy within the body. It reminds us to celebrate with others and to stretch out when despondent.
The remedy has a strong elemental presence. Rich, grounding and no nonsense, It goes deep into the earth, reminding us we are of the earth and responsive to the natural environment. The essence enables us to sit back without having to prove ourselves or make out that we are more than who we are. The remedy helps us to become at ease with ourselves and take the space to nourish ourselves. This essence enables us to protect ourselves when vulnerable and to know when to draw back. It supports nature awareness meditation, giving the observer a sense of complete connection.
On the physical plane dandelion helps clear the toxins from the world while on the energetic plane it helps us to shift the energetic toxins and challenges of the modern world. Its strength is that it stays fully connected to all aspects of itself and therefore helps integration after a spiritual process, healing or states of shock. It’s good to use after soul retrieval work.