Aspen Aspen


2 Aspen, Populus tremula

Guiding principle:
FEAR - Fear of unknown origin

About this herb:
Scientific name: Populus tremula
Description: Aspen is a fast growing tree. It grows up to 100 feet in height. The lower part of the trunk of grown out trees is grey and becomes almost white on the upper part. The broadly ovate leaves are on average 1 3/4 inch long and wide. The leaf stalks are flattened and result in the fluttering of the leaves at the slightest wind. Therefore this nice tree is also called quaking aspen.
The male and female flowers are not found on the same tree. Male catkins are about 2 inches (5 cm) long, while the female, or pistillate, catkins are up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length. The fruit ripens in late spring or early summer, before the full expansion of the leaves, and contains tiny, rounded seeds.

The aims of this flower essence:
One has inexplicable vague anxieties, premonitions, secret fears of any looming disaster. One is frightened due to any uncertain presentiments.

Dr. Bach wrote:
Vague unknown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason. Yet the patient may be terrified of something terrible going to happen, he knows not what. These vague unexplainable fears may haunt by night or day. Sufferers often are afraid to tell their trouble to others. (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)