Karamū: Courage and Strength



access to our creative source, supporting the expression of our creativity, realizing what is nourishing, to be present


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.



Coprosma robusta

Essence: The karamū remedy helps us access our creative source and supports the expression of our creativity. It enables one to realize what is nourishing, to become present and act in alignment.

Use: For when we cannot move forward due to obstacles. An excellent remedy for those who are unable to do simple actions, and for those who become fixated on the obstacles rather than being able to start doing the actions needed in realizing their life.

Description: Karamū is in the Coprosma family (the coffee family). Settlers used the berries to make coffee. The fruit is sweet, with the seed giving a slightly bitter aftertaste. Karamū is widely distributed throughout New Zealand, its fruit is a valuable food source for birds, and it prefers the forest margins, as it won’t thrive in the shade. Bellbirds, tūī, silvereyes, blackbirds and thrushes disperse the seed.

Meaning: Tough, rough and resilient, it enables us to keep growing through difficult circumstances. It is a sun-loving plant, lifting depression. Karamū is helpful when the mind is obsessing on detail. It has an expansive quality, allowing us to experience space when we may feel closed in or trapped. Its essence is confirming and helps you to stay on track.
I notice that it can help perceive the wound in our heart and aid, through our presence, to begin to clean the wound and shift stagnant and old emotions. It can aid your posture. Use for those who are sunken over the chest area, shoulders hunched, or those who too often hold their breath.