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Jarrah Bark
Eucalyptus marginata
1:3 Brandy Based Spagyric tincture of wild harvested Jarrah bark and buds, with plant salts added.
Planetary Ruler: Moon


Physical Properties*:
Jarrah bark was used by the indigenous West Australians as a remedy for upset stomachs and dairrhea. In construction it is prized for its resistance to fungal rot, and in the wild the tree is resistant to dieback (phytophthora cinnamomi) these antifungal properties are due to antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral constituents found in the leaves, for, as with many plants worldwide that manufacture such defensive chemicals for themselves, these chemicals also serve to protect us from infections, and rid us of them when they are already present. Research on Jarrah bark’s medicinal properties is limited, though it’s sap is considered highly medicinal, it is likely that it is nourishing and purifying for the blood, as denoted by its red tones. When I take the medicine I feel a strong clearing action in the sinuses and head area, much like I do with the leaves, I can also feel it penetrate my mind and if the hour is late there is a significant sedative effect. The sap has also been used for tooth infections, and the bark is therefore likely to be useful in the same regard.

Emotional/Spiritual properties:
This plant is incredibly strong, one can have hypnotic experiences with it, where the whole body is made still by the bark of these strong, wise, elders of the forest. In this state I have seen what I believe are the spirits of the land, they come and work on my being, pulling things out, putting things in… I have seen these spirits whilst journeying with entheogenic plants which have their origins on other continents, and in those instances I gathered that they were the spirits of this land, this ‘boodja’ as it is known in the Nyoongar language. Jarrah is an herb with much force, the trees grow persistently in rocky, dry West Australian land scapes, its roots penetrate and crack apart hard earth to seek water deep below. Jarrah is thus a medicine for finding deep truth, a medicine for sorting through superfluous thoughts and a chaos of conditions to pluck for and push the real reality in to all parts of our being. It bequeaths a feeling of spinal centring (particularly the bark) which most noticeably expands the lungs deeply as it moves awareness down the spine, rebalancing consciousness from the mind, back into the rest of the being….
And this tree gave me the name ‘Soul Garden Medicines’…

 

Cautions/Contraindications:
Jarrah contains  a-pinene which can cause skin eruptions, delirium, ataxia and kidney damage – taking spagyrically prepared Jarrah in doses appropriate for spagyrics (5-10 drops 3 times a day) will most likely negate the occourence of these side-effects, though if you notice your body reacting adversely, cease use immediately. And if planning to recommence use, do so with a reduced dose and caution.

Contraindications not researched or available specifically for Jarrah, but:
-Medications that are changed by the liver may be accelerated in their uptake by the body due to the limonene present in Jarrah, some of these include:
Diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin), meloxicam (Mobic), and piroxicam (Feldene), amitriptyline (Elavil), warfarin (Coumadin), glipizide (Glucotrol), losartan (Cozaar), and others.

 

Jarrah Bark