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Unique Beneficial Properties of New Zealand Native Plants

The Plants We Use

First Light Natural Health® emotional remedies are made with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, which we believe to be the most advanced and complete range of flower essences in the world. Each of the New Zealand native plants have been selected from pristine sources in their natural habit.  

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Dodonaea viscosa

Change. Helps to bring clarity and awareness to the present. Helps to initiate change and respond positively to changing circumstances. Frees up stuck, old energy, beliefs, ideas. Helps to overcome suffering, upheaval, turmoil or sorrow and find emotional balance and inner peace.

Ancient Kauri

Agathis australis

Path of Heart. Helps to stay heart-centred. Enhances the capacity to be empathetic with others without being emotionally affected. Supports the capacity to provide help and guidance to others. Helps you to feel confident and empowered when helping others in difficult situations.

Bracken Fern

Pteridium esculentum

Triumph. Enhances self-determination and ability to overcome any obstacles. Helps to be resilient and bounce back from challenges. Assists in finding new solutions to problems. Supports the ability to stay strong and survive in the ‘jungle’ of life.


Griselinia littoralis

Reverence. Assists in changing repetitive negative life patterns. Helps to initiate and create positive changes in life. Enhances the ability to consciously create new improved life structures. Supports in releasing patterns that block progress and keep you stuck.

Cabbage Tree

Cordyline austalis

Sovereignty. Helps to understand the inner and true nature of life. Assists in letting go of the fear of losing control. Enhances the ability to receive and follow guidance from the higher self. Assists in recognising true priorities in life and following your own path.


Clematis paniculata

White Light Protection. Assists in overcoming fears. Helps to gain control in difficult situations. Supports a sense of composure when feeling surrounded by chaos. Helps to feel empowered and protected. Clears negative energy. Helps to feel grounded and settled. Assists in making the right choices.

Coastal Convolvulus

Calystegia soldanella

Reflection. Supports the ability to maintain inner stillness and be a ‘guiding light’ for others. Heightens awareness, counselling and listening skills. Helps you to see things clearly and share wisdom with others. Helps with patience and understanding.

Coastal Lobelia

Lobelia anceps

Decisiveness. Supports equanimity, objectivity, mental strength and clarity. Assists in making decisions based on what you know to be right. Helps to know when to be firm and say ‘no’. Assists the elimination of excess mental baggage and outworn attitudes.

Cook Strait Groundsel

Brachyglottis greyi

Confidence. Assists in developing self-confidence and self-assurance. Helps to confront and overcome difficulties. Assists in becoming self-motivated and undeterred by challenges. Helps to bounce back and enhance self-belief in the face of adversity.

Creeping Pratia

Pratia angulata

Empathy. Enhances the ability to establish and maintain healthy energetic boundaries between yourself snd others. Supports the ability to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty. Helps to be unaffected by other people’s dramas, emotions and stories. Assists in knowing when it’s time to look after your own needs.

Golden Corokia

Corokia cotoneaster

Grace. Helps to feel balanced and poised when feeling frustrated or when facing major changes. Helps to see things from a different perspective. Helps to see the bigger picture and meet challenges with grace, patience and openness.

Golden Tainui

Pomaderris kumeraho

Renewal. Supports transformation and rebirth. Assists in coming to terms with the past and stepping into the next phase. Helps to connect with and respond to the call of the true self. Encourages to move forward and envision new possibilities. Helps to embrace new life and new self.


Geniostoma rupestre

Truth. Supports the free flow of creative energy and communication. Assists in creatively manifesting dreams. Helps to let go of the fear of judgement. Assists in clearing life patterns associated with the use of negative speech. Encourages to speak powerfully and from the heart.

Hen and Chickens Fern

Asplenium bulbiferum

Strength. Helps to build emotional stamina and dig deep to draw on strength from within. Supports in overcoming self-defeating habits. Helps to tap into greater levels of strength and courage. Supports your ability to build the momentum and keep going.


Elaeocarpus dentatus

Sacred Space. Helps to develop inner certainty. Enhances the ability to listen to inner voice and trust own intuition. Helps to enhance interpersonal skills. Helps to have a sense of self-completeness and maintain own boundaries. Promotes emotional maturity.


Pseudopanax lessonii

Compassion. Helps to experience the free flow of compassion and love. Helps to release the fear of rejection. Assists in clearing negative life patterns associated with betrayal or loss of trust. Helps to break free from limiting relationship patterns. Enhances the connection to the true self.


Dianella nigra

Vision. Assists in consciously creating new improved patterns of reality. Supports in releasing the fear of being different. Assists in developing personal ideals and dreams and living true to your own vision. Helps to imagine a future with limitless possibilities.


Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Structure. Promotes inner strength and stability. Helps to create structure to bring dreams and visions into reality. Helps to stand tall and engage confidently with life. Assists in establishing foundations for a successful life. Helps to feel comfortable in your body.


Kunzea ericoides

Spontaneity. Helps to feel strong and capable while under pressure or when feeling tired, weary or fatigued. Supports regeneration, balance and inner strength. Supports the free flow of instinctual nature and spontaneous self-expression. Assists natural expression of your identity.


Coprosma robusta

Manifestation. Assists in juggling multiple tasks. Enhances self-belief to help achieve goals and to make things happen. Helps to feel in control and take charge of the situation. Supports the ability to stay focused on what is important and what needs to be done in order to make progress.


Agathis australis

Beauty. Enhances the capacity to give and receive love. Supports heart-centred relating, empathy and openness. Helps to know when to be available for others and when to switch off. Enhances the expression of your true self in daily living.


Macropiper excelsum

Faith. Encourages faith and a natural sense of excitement and anticipation in life. Helps to embody the experience of true freedom. Assists in moving forward and embracing the new and the unknown. Helps to ‘travel’ lightly with no personal baggage.

King Fern

Maratia salicina

Security. Helps to shift old, stuck, heavy energy to feel at ease and physically secure. Helps to relax, feel safe and grounded. Helps to cope with sudden changes in life’s physical circumstances. Helps to clear energetic imprints associated with painful physical experiences.


Hebe stricta

Wisdom. Promotes inner poise and tranquility. Facilitates a sense of an inner oasis. Encourages emotional self-sufficiency when feeling isolated, misunderstood, empty, unsure or drawn into drama. Helps to be at peace with life and what is. Enhances the ability to access a vast reservoir of inner deeper wisdom.


Colensoa physaloides

Understanding. Supports mental discipline. Assists in learning from experiences. Helps to understand and feel understood. Supports natural learning capacities. Supports ingenuity and problem solving skills. Assists in moving through learning blocks.


Sophora microphylla

Growth. Helps to move forward smoothly in times of transition or travel. Helps to expand horizons and be open to new possibilities and adventures. Enhances the ability to leave behind the familiar to move into a new experience. Encourages curiosity, growth and belief in yourself.


Hoheria populnea

Fearlessness. Assists in easing emotional overload and distress. Helps to feel strong and courageous. Encourages openness, composure and inner resourcefulness. Helps to feel in control and able to cope. Helps to feel emotionally empowered and balanced.


Nestegis cunninghamii

Healing. Assists effective communication. Allows continuous natural creativity to flow in and through you. Helps to tap into, harness, direct and express your natural creativity. Supports the ability to speak and hear the truth. Enhances a sense of good timing.


Phebalium nudum

Achievement. Helps to feel strong and capable. Helps to release stress associated with work and responsibilities. Assists in recognising the signs of over-work and overstrain. Helps to remain neutral while being of service to others. Helps to stay present, tuned in and professional.


Leptospermum scoparium

Purification. Helps to transmute and purify negative emotions and deep emotional pain. Helps to feel in control of emotions. Supports self-regeneration. Helps you to be in touch with your own power and will. Assists in releasing habits and behaviours that no longer serve.

Marlborough Rock Daisy

Pachystegia insignis

Self-Worth. Helps to feel good about yourself. Assists in ability to trust your own instincts and have a quiet courage. Provides emotional strength in challenging times. Supports you in staying true to your values and to be able to take action in alignment with these values.


Prumnopitys taxifolia

Fluidity. Supports the ability to relax and enjoy life. Supports balanced emotional responses. Assists with tapping into your own reservoir of emotional strength. Helps to feel emotionally strong and fulfilled. Helps to nurture yourself and others.


Rhabdothamnus solandri

Adaptability. Supports healthy functioning of the mind. Supports mental balance, inner peace and tranquility. Promotes adaptability, flexibility and open mindedness. Enhances the ability to multi-task and allow answers to come to mind. Helpful for those who have a very busy mind.


Leucopogon fasciculatus

Dignity. Helps to discover your true natural abilities. Assists in developing self-respect. Helps to lighten up and ‘smell the roses’. Assists in practical problem solving. Promotes quiet inner peace. Provides emotional support when feeling sad, low or uninterested.


Prumnopitys ferruginea

Intuition. Helps to develop enhanced intuitive abilities and discover intuitive wisdom. Supports imagination and visualisation. Enhance the ability to envision future. Assists in experiencing greater clarity and expanded awareness. Helps to discover your ideals and stay true to them.

Mount Cook Lily

Ranunculus lyallii

Peace. Assists in linking directly to the loving great universal mother energy. Helps feel supported by the power of the feminine, the pure yin energy. Helps to live in the present and see the perfection in how things are. Helps to forgive yourself and others and be at peace with yourself and others.

Mountain Parahebe

Parahebe lyallii

Communication. Supports balanced intuitive and rational thinking. Helps to see new options. Helps to put thoughts, feelings and emotions into words. Supports belief in own mental abilities. Provides support during exams, study or intense mental activity.

Native Flax

Phormium tenax

Enthusiasm. Helps to ease impatience, frustration, irritability and emotional tension. Supports a positive attitude to life. Helps to handle situations with ease. Assists in developing patience and independence. Helps to feel alive and ready to face the world.

Native Harebell

Wahlenbergia gracilis

Tenacity. Helps to create a feeling of emotional stability and consistency. Helpful when feeling emotionally drained or being emotionally draining on others. Assists in connecting with your own emotional needs and being present. Supports in adapting to changes and developing emotional resilience.

Native Hawthorn

Carpodetus serratus

Moderation. Helps to create and maintain moderation, harmony and balance. Helps to release negativity, past upsets and heal old emotional wounds. Enhances the ability to adapt and adjust. Supports balanced flow of energy. Assists in moderating emotional responses and developing self-control.

Native Iris

Libertia ixioides

Individuality. Supports individuality. Helps to feel at ease with own uniqueness and be ok with being different. Assists in feeling inspired to bridge the old with the new and create a positive change. Helps to not feel restricted or judged by the opinions of others.

New Zealand Jasmine

Parsonsia heterophylla

Perseverance. Assists in ability to turn negatives into positives. Enhances a sense of determination. Helps to develop and tap into inner resourcefulness. Supports endurance and inner strength. Supports the ability to stand up for yourself.

Nikau Palm

Rhopalostylis sapida

Non-Attachment. Helps to gently release suppressed emotions and break through emotional blocks. Assists in moving from being emotionally reactive. Helps to release patterns of attachment and resistance to change. Assists in changing established negative emotional patterns.

Plumed Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum formosum

Direction. Helps to clear away feelings of confusion and uncertainty. Enhances self-knowledge. Assists in establishing a connection to your higher self and be guided by your own knowing. Supports you in reconnecting to your personal sense of direction.


Metrosideros excelsa

Initiative. Promotes self-awareness and a strong sense of self. Supports initiative and helps to bring something new into being. Helps to restore contact with own inner power and will. Assists self-assertion and ability to stand up for your own needs.


Solanum laciniatum

Willpower. Assists in strengthening willpower. Promotes emotional intelligence and personal resolve. Helps to heal hidden emotional discomforts and clear emotional pain. Helps to know that everything is possible. Helps to feel ‘on top’ of emotions. Supports personal transformation.

Prince of Wales Feathers Fern

Leptopteris superba

Respect. Helps to clear negative energetic imprints associated with communication, creativity and self-expression. Supports free flow of creative energy. Assists in developing mental autonomy. Enhances self-respect. Supports you to have own meaning in life and follow own purpose.

Rasp Fern

Doodia media

Boundaries. Helps to clear negative emotions. Assists in creating and maintaining healthy emotional boundaries. Helps to feel emotionally stable and secure. Assists in restoring peace and stillness after emotionally charged situations. Helps to develop emotional consistency and feel emotionally fulfilled.

Rengarenga Lily

Arthropodium cirratum

Creativity. Supports imagination and creative problem solving. Helps to reduce tendencies to self-sabotage and over-dramatise. Assists in bringing ideas into reality. Assists in breaking through creative blocks and staying creative during times of stress and crisis.


Knightia excelsa

Participation. Encourages the ability to be part of a group while retaining own identity. Supports participation and social interaction. Enhances social consciousness and social skills. Helps to feel comfortable connecting and interacting with others face-to-face.


Dacrydium cupressinum

Connection. Assists in establishing and maintaining connection to the higher self. Helps to have higher view and broader understanding of situations. Enhances the ability to trust your own inner guidance. Helps to stay true to your own direction and purpose.

Shaking Brake Fern

Pteris tremula

Empowerment. Suports you in freeing up stuck or static mental energy. Supports clear flow of mental energy. Assists in clearing negative energetic imprints of feeling disempowered. Helps to reconnect with own power and feel strong and powerful. Helps to build a healthy self-image.

Shining Spleenwort

Asplenium oblongifolium

Synchronicity. Helps to align with a situation and know how to respond to it. Helps to be in tune with the  rhythms, cycles and timing of nature and life. Enhances the ability to go with the flow and embrace change. Helps to be in the right place at the right time and be in tune with the magic of the moment.

Silver Fern

Cyathea dealbata

Trust. Helps to wash away heart-felt negative energetic imprints to keep the heart clear and unburdened. Deepens the connection to your true self. Helps to build loving connections with others. Assists in staying emotionally balanced and heartful. Helps to reclaim a sense of self.

Small White Rata

Metrosideros perforata

Perfection. Helps to transform negative energy and restore order and balance. Supports purity and wellbeing. Helps to maintain self-awareness and wholeness. Assists in healing the mind-body split. Supports you to apply personal will to improve your own health and wellbeing.

Smooth Shield Fern

Lastreopsis glabella

Healers Protection. Allows you to stay open and empathetic while maintaining personal objectivity. Provides protection, like a personal bubble or coccon, when feeling over-sensitive to others. Limits other people’s energy from clinging to you or affecting you physically, emotionally or mentally.

Star Fern

Blechnum fluviatile

Authenticity. Helps to clear negative energetic imprints associated with being imposed on by other people’s beliefs, opinions or ideas. Helps to overcome self-doubt and recognise what is real and right for you. Encourages the ability to follow your own intuition and understand things with greater clarity. Supports and enhances authenticity.

Starry Hibiscus

Hibiscus trionum

Tenderness. Enhances the experience and expression of selfless love. Supports the need to care for yourself. Helps to feel emotionally secure. Helps to attune to your own emotional needs and urges. Helpful during time of emotional pain or vulnerability.

Sword Fern

Blechnum discolor

Responsible Creation. Assists with clear, honest communication. Enhances awareness and helps to recognise how thoughts create things. Helps to identify what the main issues are and how best to approach them. Helps you to stay neutral and unaffected when dealing with challenging situations.


Phyllocladus trichomanoides

Joy. Supports balanced use of energy. Assists in clearing suppressed memories and healing emotional childhood wounds. Assists in overcoming doubt and disappointment. Helps to restore joyous enthusiasm and sunny outlook. Supports a sense of inner wellness.


Podocarpus totara

Inner Power. Promotes inner resolution and strength. Assists in establishing a positive self image and a healthy self-esteem. Enhances a sense of true individuality. Helps to balance personal will with wisdom. Helps to see life as an empowering experience.

Tree Fuchsia

Fuchsia excorticata

Feminine Power. Promotes inner harmony and serenity. Helps to access the unconditional love and power of the great mother energy. Helps to honour your own feelings and emotional needs. Helps to connect with and feel supported by the creative feminine energy, the anima.

Triangular Fern

Blechnum vulcanicum

Triangle of Power. Enhances intuitive skills and the ability to clearly know what you need to do for the other person. Helps you to be attuned to the other person’s highest needs and be able to obtain the necessary information to best assist them. Helps you to be of greater service to others.


Melicope ternata

Non-Judgement. Helps to feel empowered from within and create a new self-image. Encourages to make peace with the past. Helps to let go of the fear of retribution. Assists in changing negative patterns around the use of power. Helps to move on from disempowering life patterns.


Entelea arborescens

Release. Supports during times of transition and change. Assists in shedding the old and letting go of the outworn attitudes and behaviours. Assists in releasing attachments to people, places and things. Helps to make a radical shift and initiate a positive change.


Dicksonia squarrosa

Self-Care. Helps to be in tune with your own holistic needs. Assists personal growth and expansion. Helps to know that you can look after yourself and help others. Helps to know what you need to do for yourself to create and maintain your own holistic wellbeing.


Aristotelia serrata

Co-operation. Assists in seeing problems and relationships in the right light. Supports natural desire for harmony with an ability to confront difficulties. Enhances social skills and teamwork. Assists in facing and dealing with conflicts or unpleasant situations. Helps to choose healthy relationships.