The Homeopathic Proving of Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree
(Prunus x yedoensis “Akebono”)
A Fleeting Beauty: Young and Picture Perfect
Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree Remedy Nucleus
Beautiful and picture perfect, a manufactured image
Youthful, happy, fun, joyful, free, unburdened, frolicking
Posing, superficial; hiding and not expressing anything too deep/unpleasant
A blessed, lucky life filled with many gifts and synchronicities
Allergic asthma, hay fever, neck/head/shoulder pain, nausea, restless sleep
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The Homeopathic Proving of Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree (Prunus x yedoensis “Akebono”)
Nose, Throat (Congestion)
Water (thirst increased)
Bright, Vibrant Colours
Thuja, Silica, Nat Mur
Main Remedy Themes of Daybreak Yoshino Cherry
Themes that are common to most tree/plant remedies
Human/animal communication, language/linguistics, books. In community or feeling cut off from others. Loneliness. Unexpressed emotions. Unseen.
Vulnerability. Delicate. Fragile (Thuja). Needs protection from violent attack.
Unfocused mind. Distracted. Wandering thoughts. Poor memory, spelling mistakes.
Surface remedy, does not go deep
Youth: The Impermanent, Fleeting Nature of Life
Youth/newness: Rebellious/naughty/rude children, playful, frolic, mischievous. Kittens. Spring time. Light pink. Soft, free, unburdened.
Sadness/nostalgia for the past
Beautiful Appearance. A Manufactured Image
Has nice expensive clothing/possessions (receives gifts). Yet not attached to her possessions (Buddhist attitude).
Pose and be polite/fake for appearance’s sake
Unexpressed anger/grief/resentment/frustration hidden behind a smile
A female/feminine remedy. Delicate, subtle and refined.
Spirituality. A Blessed Life.
Permission (taking/not taking)
Violence/attack/danger/weapons yet unscathed
Physical Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Symptoms
Nausea. Affinity for the liver/gallbladder.
Hay fever with nasal congestion, itchy nose and eyes. Back of throat – mucus plugs, redness/inflammation.
Allergic/difficult/wheezing respiration, shortness of breath (Rosaceae)
Head/neck/shoulder ache, stiffness (left side). Headache left temple. Dizziness.
Aching right hip joint, hip pain
Frequent waking, interrupted sleep
Chills alternating with heat
Bitter taste in mouth
Smells like cat pee
Physical Remedy Sensations/Pains
Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree Remedy Indications
This is a remedy for a young woman/girl that is so beautiful that she is often the envy of other women. She is young, refined, delicate, extremely beautiful and flawless in appearance. She is a happy, fun loving girl who likes to play and frolic. Her life is filled with joy, luck and synchronicity. She is most likely to be of Japanese ancestry. This woman is simply picture perfect. She is so much admired that she is likely to receive lavish gifts from benefactors, gifts that will further embellish her appearance such as clothes and other accessories. She has a soft, peaceful personality, is religiously devout, and is very likely to be a Buddhist. She also tends to suppress any feelings that are unpleasant or that make her appear less than perfect.
Nausea accompanied by gallbladder or liver issues is one of the physical symptoms of this remedy. Also in this remedy are allergic asthma, and the typical symptoms of hay fever. Stiff neck, shoulder pain, headaches and hip pain are the main pain symptoms of this remedy.
Beauty is superficial and fleeting and so is the action of this remedy. This remedy may be a good opening prescription for beautiful young women/girls, so that they can move beyond superficiality and start to get in touch with their deeper emotions and to own the traits in themselves that they try to deny and see as “flaws.”
Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree Family Analysis: Rosaceae Family, Tree Family, or Both?
These days it is fashionable to group remedies into families, and this approach can have its uses as well as its limitations.
This remedy is in the Rosaceae, or rose family. Scholten says that the rose family of remedies relate to romantic love but romantic love was not a theme in this remedy proving. However, some of the physical themes that Scholten attributes to the Rosaceae family were found in this proving: nausea, vertigo, asthmatic respiration, and one prover experienced blue discoloration of the lips and feet.
Sankaran says that the main sensation of the Rosaceae family is pressure, oppression and pinching and shooting pain. Shooting pain was one of the pain sensations found in this proving. Also the physical sensation of shortness of breath, suffocation and oppression (asthmatic respiration) was found in this proving. Desire to travel was a symptom of this proving and is found in other Rosaceae remedies according to Sankaran’s analysis.
Because this remedy is a tree remedy, one could also put it in the tree family of remedies. According to Steve Olsen who did many tree provings, tree remedies in general have the following themes: a sense of being alone and isolated as if there is a barrier between themselves and others, a feeling of not being connected to life or to people around them, a weak identity, a need to be included by others and be recognized by others, overeating or eating to feel emotionally nourished and a general feeling of sadness and depression. All these tree themes were present during the Daybreak Yoshino Cherry Tree proving. Jane Cicchetti, in her analysis of tree remedies as they relate to the tree archetype, talks about trees being about spiritual attainment. Trees are a mediator between heaven and earth because they are rooted to the ground yet grow upward towards God. The theme of spirituality was evident during this proving.
Given that the Rosaceae family has almost 3,000 known species it might be useful to break down the analysis of remedies into smaller subgenus categories, e.g. the genus of Prunus (stone fruit trees) and/or the subgenus of Cerasus (cherry trees). Given that the tree remedies in the Rosaceae family may be fundamentally different from the non-tree remedies in the Rosaceae family, such as roses, I feel this subcategorization is an important next step in homeopathic analysis. More provings need to be done in order to move us forward. There is much work still to be done.
Cicchetti, Jane. “Dreams, Symbols and Homeopathy: Archetypal Dimensions of Healing.” North Atlantic Books, Berkeley CA, 2003.
Olsen, Steven R. “Arbor Medica Volume I.” Self-published by author, Snohomish WA, 1995.
Sankaran, Rajan. “An Insight into Plants Volume III.” Homeopathic Medical Publishers, Mumbai, 2007.