The human body withholds a powerful energy. It is capable of unbelievable and unimaginable things. The human body holds all of this energy inside a variety of energetic points – and you want to keep them healthy. Healthy spirit, healthy body.
The spirituality of the human soul dates back to…, well, the beginning of time. Humans have always desired the true meaning of life, why we’re here, who made us, etc. I mean this is the general topic that divides the entire world. However, all the different interpretations of our existence, some of the oldest ones refer to energy points all throughout the body. They are called the chakras, and they prevail in Buddhist and Hindu practices for thousands of years.
The chakras control basically everything that actually happens in your physical body. It is the connecting points of the physical world to the spiritual world. I mean these chakra things sound pretty serious, right? I’d imagine we’d need to take care of them anyway we can. Well, of course! There are several ways to tend to the needs of your spiritual self. You can always meditate and all that jazz, but that’s not our subject today. Right now we’re going to talk about herbs that can promote healthier chakras!
The first chakra is known as the root chakra. It is the chakra that keeps us grounded to the earth; it is essentially our roots. If you’re looking to improve the health of your ‘roots’, you’re going to want to do so using dandelion roots. Dandelion roots are proven to be effective in treating high blood pressure, gallbladder problems, and depression – the three main symptoms associated with your root chakra being out of whack.
Your second chakra is called the sacral chakra. It is located below the belly button, between the ovaries for women, and near the prostate gland for men. When this chakra is disrupted I can lead to eating disorders, UTI’s, reproductive disorders, fever, and emotional imbalance. If you are experiencing any of these try healing your sacral chakra using Calendula.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra has the coolest name in my opinion. It is called the solar plexus and it is the power center of your positive self-esteem. When this major energy point is interrupted, it can result in ulcers, poor digestion, diabetes, and liver problems. It is typically associated with physical issues. To heal it rosemary leaves are going to be your best friend.
Okay lovers, now we have the heart chakra. It is, of course, the center of all love, sympathy, compassion, and forgiveness. If you experience a really bad heartbreak it could affect your heart chakra greatly. When you have your heart chakra aligned, it will additionally align the bottom three with it; hit four birds with one stone by healing the heart chakra. Well, I don’t think that’s how it works, but to heal it you’re going to want to use Cayenne, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, basil, sage, cilantro, and parsley!
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra, and it is very important. It represents your communication with others and the spiritual world. If it is damaged you will suffer from damaged relationships due to lack of communication, or you might even accidentally start an argument by the tone of your voice. To heal it you will want to use eucalyptus oil.
Third Eye Chakra
My personal favorite is the sixth chakra. It is also known as the third eye. It resides where your pineal gland does, right in between your two eyes. It is essentially the window into the spiritual world. Problems associated with the third eye chakra are headaches, earaches, migraines, and insomnia. Poppy and rosemary seeds are great for the third eye.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, we have the crown chakra. This is iconically the most important chakra of them all. It is what connects us with the divine, the higher beings, the Gods if you must. Lotus leaves are highly expressed to be great for the crown chakra!