Prolongational denotes species thought to enhance longevity.
Name: Corylus avellana
Toxicity: not known
Common Name: Hazelnut
Applicable Components: wood, bark, cambium, nut, bud, root, herb
Sanctificational: bark, cambium
Desistant: bark, nut
Pacificatory: root, herb
Reconciliatory: root, herb
Affixal: bark, herb
Anecdotal: Corylus nuts are associated with understanding, inspiration, acute focus of attention and creative energy. The cambium is believed to hold passion in balance. Corylus is the tree of wisdom, arbitration and harmony. It brings attunement to rhythm and the subtle influences of cyclical nature. Handling Corylus requires taking responsibility for oneself and the needs of others. It is used for baskets, brooms, drumsticks, arrows, snowshoes, wands, and rendered into dye. The wands are believed to burst into flames once a spell has been cast. Corylus is Salmon, Bear, Eagle and Raven Medicine, as well as considered Bird Medicine in general. The salmon that eat the nuts that drop into sacred springs are thought to have the power to speak of their acquired knowledge. The same nuts, containing this concentrated wisdom have an enormous effect on human wisdom as well. Corylus nuts are regarded as fertility charms, good luck medicine, catalysts to prophesying and agents of divination in matters of love. In some cultures these properties make Corylus nuts fine offerings for graves. Corylus is associated with the strength and stamina needed during rituals of birth, death and rebirth. The bark is a component in medicine that soothes loneliness as well as binds clarity and ambition to ideas and goals provided that the ideas and ambitions are virtuous. This medicine further enhances spiritual and artistic expression. The spirit within Corylus is invoked to address spiritual pain that has weakened personal shields, visions of the future or compromises ones appetite for life. It directly address the attrition of spiritual energy and resolves endopsychic wounds associated with genetous issues or broken hearts.