Macaranga tanarius



Healing Challenges

  • For anxiety.
  • For women who love too much.
  • For women who confuse service with love.
  • For women who trade their life energy for security.
  • For being over-sensitive to criticism.
  • For co-dependency.
  • For energetically supporting weakened immunity, anaemia, allergic sensitivity.

Healing Outcomes

  • Assists in valuing the self – builds self-worth.
  • Brings a recognition that love receives as much as it gives.
  • Assists women to stand on their own feet.
  • Brings a healthy capacity to ignore criticism.
  • Energetically strengthens immunity, tonifies blood.


This tree belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, which contains more than a thousand different varieties. All varieties have an unpleasant milky sap in common, which is usually poisonous.

It has flower-like arrangements, which are not flowers at all, but bracts or modified leaves surrounding a group of tiny, simple flowers. Both male and female flowers are held within the bracts.

A rainforest tree with green heart — shaped peltate leaves, it grows to six metres. It produces greenish clusters of flowers in panicles.

Macaranga are spreading shade trees, sheltering underlying vegetation from the searing sun.

Doctrine of Signatures

The flowers are deceptively small, and often overlooked in favour of the larger bracts that contain them and are easily mistaken for the flowers. Both male and female flowers are enclosed within the bracts. This essence is for feeling small within, while putting up a show or ‘front’ of bravado or being magnanimous. The outer bracts shake in the breeze, like the feeling of anxiety within the chest when we feel vulnerable or unsure.


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