Hornbeam (Carpinus)

Name: Carpinus betulus

Toxicity: not known

Common Name: Hornbeam

Continent: Eurasia

Habitat: IV

Applicable Plant Components: cambium, herb, root, bark

Fortificational: cambium, root, bark

Amoristic: cambium, herb

Vulnerary: cambium, herb

Plenarial: cambium

Affixal: herb

Resurgent: cambium, root, bark

Anecdotal: Carpinus is Bird and Squirrel Medicine. It is an agent of fertility, inner strength, resilience and relinquishing children into their own lives. It is deeply associated with resolving women’s issues that have caused a loss of will or self-expression. Carpinus has been called “the great provider”, tied to ritual or circumstantial birth, death and rebirth. Its fine properties are extended to the tool handles made from its wood and support poles in lodges.

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