Prickly Sow Thistle
For New Zealand Mãori people, to heal issues
from the past, passed down through their
ancestral line (similar to Bougainvillea).
Includes past-life issues (eg. not just for Mãori people,
but also for others with past lives as Mãori).
A flower essence, made 22 February 1999,
from plants growing as weeds in the garden of the
Buchanan Street, Wadestown, Wellington, house
where I was living at this time.
Just as the
flower essence is for the healing of
generational issues for all people, this Prickly Sow Thistle
flower essence is specifically for New Zealand Mãori
people to help them heal issues that have been
passed down to them from their ancestral line.
This plant that this flower essence was made from, the
Prickly Sow Thistle, (botanical name Sonchus asper), is a
close relative of the Sonchus oleraceus, which is a food plant,
known to the Mãori people as “Puha”, and highly prized by
The Sonchus oleraceus is not actually the original “Puha” that is
native to New Zealand. The original indigenous plant was another
member of this family, the Sonchus kirkii, and the Sonchus oleraceus
was introduced by Europeans and adopted by the Mãori as
a food plant.
All three of these plants grow as weeds in New Zealand, and all three
are edible by humans and animals, although this one that the essence
was made from, the Sonchus asper, is the least palatable of the three,
having shiny leaves and prickles.
Post Colonial Stress
“I release myself from my ancestral heritage.”