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Medicinal Monday – Clematis

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Clematis (Vitalba)

Clematis (also called Traveler’s joy or Old man’s beard) is a flowering vine of the Ranunculaceae family. The vines¬†can grow up to 100 feet long and can completely blanket trees and other plants. Each¬† blossom is made up of 4 greenish-white fluffy sepals and feathery filaments that turn silvery and thread-like in the fall.

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Clematis can be a great remedy for someone who tends to live in a dream world, and takes little interest in day-to-day events. It also helps with people that may be frustrated with life and have unrealistic ideals. It can stimulate creative potential and encourage a person to envision their dreams and become focused.

Taking the remedy

  • Add a few drops of clematis-flower essence to a glass of non-sparkling spring water, sip throughout the day.
  • Pour a few drops of the clematis water into a small dropper bottle. (preferably glass) Put a few drops under your tongue several times a day.

Wildflower medley
For those who live in the past, a flower-essence mixture of clematis and honeysuckle is helpful.

  • Add 2 drops of each to a bottle filled with 1oz. of non-sparkling spring water. Put a few drops under your tongue 4 or more times a day.

The clematis temperament

  • In a daze all the time
  • Avoids activities
  • Becoming addictive to reading or watching TV
  • Daydreaming about the perfect future, but not taking action
  • Feeling you are artistic and creative, but wont take action because you are more concerned with home and family
  • Uninterested in practical matters
  • When you are ill, you don’t try to regain your health

Children who need Clematis
Clematis increases a child’s attention span and promotes endurance and focus.

  • Sleeps too much
  • Absentminded
  • Falls a lot
  • Can get stuck and tear clothing

Supportive measures

  • A fertile imagination is a special one, but illusions can leave you feeling empty
  • Set a reasonable goal, find a way to achieve it
  • Have down to earth hobbies (i.e. cooking, gardening)
  • Have creative activities (i.e. painting, drawing, knitting)

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world! – Joel Barker

Sign of clematis state

  • Daydreaming & Lethargic
  • Neglectful & Absentminded
  • Lack of Sleep & Tired
  • Always in a Fantasy World
  • Poor Memory
  • Poor Vision and Hearing
  • Lack of Creativity

Signs of transformation

  • Renewed Creativity
  • Grounded
  • Energy
  • Concentration & Focus
  • Spirited & Enthusiastic
  • Realistic Thinking & Attitude
  • Clear Minded
  • Able to Find Solutions to Problems

Tip: Clematis helps relieve postpartum depression. It can also help bring you back to reality when you feel as if you are outside of yourself.


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