Illawara Flame Tree, Australian flower remedy

Curated by Daniela Galbiati, naturopath

Illawara Flame Tree is an Australian flower remedy that promotes self- acceptance and reduces the fear of exclusion and rejection. Also useful for the immune system . Let's find out better

Description of the plant

Brachychiton acerifolium - the tree is present in the rainforests of the coast, from Illawarra / Sidney) to Queensland, and can reach a height of 30 meters.

Its outer bark is thick, wrinkled and gray, while the inner one is similar to a lace. When the tree blooms, the leaves fall and the tree remains covered by the scarlet-colored bell-shaped flowers, gathered in large clusters on the branching stems of the same color.

During full bloom, the tree seems to catch fire (hence the common name Flame Tree ), then as the flowers wither, the new green leaves appear. The characteristic of the new leaves is the 5-lobed shape that resembles an outstretched hand, reminding us of the essence of being accepted


I am loved and accepted in all situations of life. Now I accept the responsibilities with joy.

Properties of Illawarra Flame Tree

  • It promotes self-acceptance, self- confidence and inner strength, particularly when the imaginary or real rejection hurts deeply and feels excluded and abandoned, unloved.
  • It helps to take the first step towards the realization of one's potential, favoring the development of skills and the responsibility to apply them fully, remaining committed to pursuing the actions necessary for its realization.
  • Ideal for children in situations of exclusion, such as from the football team or the dominant group or at school, when they live situations like a waste and become discouraged.
  • In new situations it reduces the fear of exclusion and rejection.
  • It facilitates adaptation to situations where difficulties and fears exist and helps to take on new responsibilities, such as fatherhood / maternity or marriage, for example.
  • It favors the rebalancing of the thymus gland, key to the immune system, which carries out the body's self-defense activity, not only physically self-defense.

Illawarra Flame Tree is contained in the Energy Compound

Interview with Ian White, the creator of Australian Bush Flower Essences

Preparation and use

In a 30 ml bottle combine naturale natural water and ¼ brandy for storing the product; add 7 drops for each chosen flower. This personal mixture is taken 7 drops under the tongue, morning and evening, upon awakening and before sleeping.

The drops can also be applied locally as well, combined with neutral cream as a carrier, in the bath water or vaporized in the environment to create a harmonious place.

They can also be prepared without brandy making sure they do not degrade (if necessary, the preparation is repeated). They can be diluted in a little water or herbal teas, even for children.

Useful in personalized compositions for menopause where you can feel devalued, with the feeling of not being desirable and therefore being rejected

Unlike Red Grevillea, in which one knows what one wants to do, but one does not know how to do it, Illawarra is indicated in the case in which one knows what must be done, but one feels oppressed by the responsibilities of doing it.

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