Plant Profile: First Light® No 20 Wineberry – Cooperation
First Light® No 20 Wineberry Deva’s Blessing
“I bring the gift cooperation and harmony. Through me you are true to the principle of friendship but a slave to none”
Wineberry is a small tree with soft green serrated foliage that produces an abundance of beautiful pale pink to wine-coloured flowers in spring and early summer. The delicate flowers are followed by juicy black edible berries. Wineberry is also known as Makomako, a name shared by the New Zealand bellbird which loves to feed on its berries.
Wineberry is often one of the first trees that will grow in areas where bush fires or landslides have occurred and they are seen at the edges of regenerating forest. Their growth helps prevent further erosion of soil on hillsides and in gullies whilst providing shelter for other young plants as they establish themselves on uneven terrain.
Wineberry was a popular plant with Maori and early European settlers. The rich coloured berries were often used to create jam and were eaten raw or squeezed to make a thick sweet drink. They were once popular amongst the early settlers and, as the common name suggests, were used for creating wine.
First Light® No 20 Wineberry flower essence corresponds to the personality archetype The Socialite. This flower essence is for those who hide worries and anxieties, play the role of the peacemaker rather than confront issues, and place too much hope or importance on others. This flower essence helps you to enjoy working as a team in relationship, to maintain individuality and independence in relationships, and feel stimulated and contented in relationship. It is a wonderful flower essence to use to support a natural desire for harmony and cooperation in all relationships.
Indicators for use:
- Appears relaxed, but inwardly tense or troubled
- Always shows a nice smiling face
- Over-concern for what others will think
- Plays down problems
- Will do anything for peace
- Using charm for self-aggrandisement
- Sees the world through rose-coloured glasses
- Stressful relationship patterns
- Social skills
- Enjoys social exchanges
- Appreciation of beauty
- Mixes easily
- Able to confront difficulties
- See problems in their right light
- Balanced, harmonious disposition
Latin Name: Aristotelia serrata
Common Name: New Zealand Currant / Makomako
Archetype: The Socialite
How to use: Place 3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.