There are 7 energy centers or chakras in the body that help to align us and keep our body, mind and spirit balanced.
When our chakras are out of balance we can become susceptible to physical, mental and spiritual dis-eases however, this can often be cleared with some energy work or herbs.
Herbs have been used for healing since the beginning of time and carry a powerful vibration that connect us back to the earth and our source energy.
Using herbs to help stimulate or heal your charkas is particularly beneficial, as herbs are able to touch us on an energetic level as well as a physical level to clear out psychic debris and increase oxygen and detoxification pathways.
Healing the Chakras:
Root Chakra: This chakra is responsible for making us feel grounded both emotionally and physically.
Mantra: I am
Imbalances: Issues can occur in the legs, feet, rectum and with the immune system.Depression, anger or feelings of being all over the place can also occur.
Herbs: Dandelion root tea, sage, ginger and elderflowers.
Sacral Chakra:This chakra is responsible for our creativity and sexual energy. It is also a powerful place of manifestation.
Mantra: I feel
Imbalances: Eating disorders, urinary tract infections, reproductive issues, anxiety, phobias and fevers.
Herbs: Calendula flowers and hibiscus tea.
Solar Plexus Chakra: This chakra is responsible for our emotions, thoughts and self control.
Mantra: I do
Imbalances: We may feel low in self-esteem, depressed or anxious. Issues can also occur in the digestive system, liver or kidneys.
Herbs: Rosemary- culinary or as a tea, fennel root or essential oil and cinnamon.
Heart Chakra: This chakra is responsible for expressing love, compassion and forgiveness.
Mantra: I love
Imbalances: Feeling disconnected from others, issues with loving others or yourself, lacking empathy, poor circulation, inability to heal and a lack of motivation.
Herbs: Hawthorn Berry- consume as a tea. Essential oil of rose can also help, as well as surrounding yourself with flowers such as roses, jasmine or peonies.
Throat Chakra: This chakra is responsible for our self-expression, speech and communication.
Mantra: I speak
Imbalances: Issues with the thyroid, laryngitis, codependency, unable to speak your truth or your thoughts, lack of confidence or difficulties thinking before speaking.
Herbs: Red clover blossom- drink as a tea or elixir. Lemon Balm and Eucalyptus essential oils can also be effective as well as lemon grass.
Third Eye Chakra: This chakra is responsible for our intuition and the seat of consciousness, the pineal gland.
Mantra: I see
Imbalances: Issues with connecting to your intuition, lack of imagination, weakness in the ears or eyes, headaches, migraines, insomnia, night terrors or nightmares.
Herbs: Mint- consume as a tea or chopped fresh in food. Eyebright herb can also help, as can lemon or jasmine essential oil.
Crown Chakra: This chakra is responsible for connecting us to Universal or Source Energy. It is also responsible for wisdom and enlightenment.
Mantra: I understand
Imbalances: Feeling disconnected spirituality or out of touch with your divinity, lack of direction or purpose, depression or nervous system disorders, migraines, ADD, learning difficulties and mental illnesses.
Herbs: Lavender- consume as a tea or in cooking (make sure it’s culinary). The essential oil of lavender is also beneficial. Lotus root and petals can also be effective.
Author Bio: Tanaaz Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Tanaaz is an intuitive astrologer, oracle card reader and the creator of Forever Conscious.