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The White Pear Apodytes dimidiata

Family: ICACINACEAE

Tree of Joy

White pear flowersThe white pear tree connects you with your heart´s desire - this is a hugely uplifting, joyful tree that opens your eyes to the beauty of life. White pear has a wonderfully exuberant, feminine energy that enhances self-acceptance and open-heartedness. It may assist you with finding your path in life provided that you have the commitment to follow through with what is asked of you. In other words, commitment activates this essence - without it, the essence will not come to its full potential. The white pear may be a good essence to use when you need to manifest abundance in your life.

Corresponding Colour: Coral

Use of White Pear in Energetic Space Clearing: to bring elements together into a harmonious whole. Use it with occupants to encourage a clear vision of their goals. Use it to generate flow around the property.

Feed back on the White Pear essence:

The white pear essence is incredible! I am a new person after using the white pear for the past four days. My business has been going through some tough times and I was feeling suicidal. The white pear essence has totally turned me around and I am re-examing my priorities. I am clearer of what I want to manifest into my life; I feel like a new woman!
- Erin, Producer of Organic, Plant Based Cosmetics

The White Pear Tree in Nature

White pearA stately evergreen tree, the white pear can grow with a long straight trunk to over twenty meters in height under forest conditions; rocky and exposed sites result in small, gnarled and compact specimens. Easily adapted, it is found from the Cape Province in southern Africa to Ethiopia in the north.

The white pear bears a profusion of sweetly scented white flowers and their vanilla scent perfumes the warm summer months.

White pear berriesThe flowers are followed by the fruit - an asymmetrical black drupe with a red, fleshy appendage. The bark is a pale gray on young trees and it is often covered by white and orange lichens at Platbos. The branches and trunks turn a darker gray as the tree ages.

The timber of the white pear has been prized since the first days of colonization for its strong, elastic qualities. It was much sought after by wagon builders and as a result most of the country´s finest trees were logged out. It is a valued wood for furniture making and it has also been used for flooring, veneering, paneling, rifle stocks and engraving for printing.

White pearTraditionally the root bark is used to treat intestinal parasites and the leaves are used as a remedy for ear infections. The white pear is also revered for it protective powers and it is said to ward off evil spirits. The Department of Biology at the University of Kwazulu Natal has identified compounds found in its leaves as a potential molluscicide for the snails involved in the lifecycle of bilharzia.

The white pear is a protected tree in South Africa. They make beautiful specimen, shade trees and they also prune well so can be grown as dense, screening hedges. The roots are non-invasive and they are fast growing trees.

Order 20ml White Pear Essence @ R85.00

How to order:

Step 1:
Download and complete an order form. Note that this is not an invoice. An invoice is emailed to you for your approval.

Step 2:
Email (info@platbos.co.za) or fax (0865178149) the order form.

Step 3:
An invoice will be emailed to you for your approval.

Step 4:
Bank transfer: Banking details will be on the invoice. Use the invoice number as the reference and email or fax proof of payment to 0865178149.

Step 5:
On receipt of your payment goods will be posted by your chosen method and, if applicable, you will receive the parcel tracking number.

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