The Bauhinia tree, widespread in Australia, has also been called the Bohemia Tree, botanical name Lysiphillum cunninghamii. This honours the botanist Allan Cunningham, a protege of Sir Joseph Banks of Kew Gardens and other botanical fame.
A relative of the citrus trees, Bauhinia has an interesting use: it can help people to come to terms with those who irritate them. It is also beneficial for those who are rigidly resisting change. This essence opens up the mind to acceptance of other beliefs and ways of doing things.
Associated with the Mental and Astral planes, the Bauhinia remedy supports the Throat and Heart chakras.