According to Hindu philosophy, our body has seven major chakras, all for different reasons. However, we need to bring these seven chakras to align with each other and balance their energies.
Any imbalance in these chakras results in major physical or mental issues which will make our lives difficult. That’s why ancient sages used different tactics to keep their chakras in balance.
In India, plants have always been used to cure many different ailments. Even scriptures dating back to 2500 BC have spoken about plants and of their various healing properties.
Actually, plants have a kind of vibrational frequency which helps to bring our body in connection with our mind. It helps in energizing and healing, especially by bringing the seven chakras in a proper balance.
The components present in herbs help to interact with the energy pools in us and also help in increased blood circulation. When blood circulation increases, there is a regulated oxygen flow as well as the removal of harmful toxins from our body.
Here are a few herbs which are used to help specific chakras in our body:
The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is present at the base of our spine. It forms our connection with the earth so that we can receive all the earthly elements and help in nourishing ourselves. Not only does it help in survival, but it is also essential to remove toxins from our body. The root chakra, thus, helps us to be grounded and be in the moment.
Any imbalance of this chakra can slowly lead to depression, problems with the immune system and feet, rectum or tailbone related issues. Dandelion root tea is a great medicine for treating gallbladder, high blood pressure and depression. You can also add foods like potatoes, onions and radishes to create a soothing effect on your root chakra.
The Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is present just blow the navel area. It is close to the prostate gland in men and ovaries in women. It helps with attention, sensuality and creativity. An imbalance in this case would result in reproductive issues, urinary tract infections, emotional problems and eating disorders.
Calendula is a great herb which helps to enhance your creative side. Gardenia is another good herb whose flowers can give a soothing effect to your sense. Plus, there is Sandalwood which helps to cure all types of infection and also promote the growth of new cells.
So, apply sandalwood before showering to get its best effect. Plus, it helps to spreading a nice aroma around the house. Other spices and herbs are licorice, sweet paprika, carob, sesame seeds, etc.
The solar plexus controls our emotions. It provides us with self-control and helps in developing and maintaining our self-esteem. Any imbalance in the solar plexus can make us feel like we lack self-esteem and lead us to doubt ourselves.
A problem in the solar plexus can lead to ulcers, bulimia, poor digestion, and kidney problems. Using rosemary oil and bergamot is a great way to free your intestines from strain.
In the Mediterranean region, rosemary was always considered a good medicine for intestines. You can put it on dishes too. Plus, marshmallows have an effect on relaxing your diaphragm and helping your breath. Other herbs are celery, cinnamon, turmeric, melissa, etc.
Love and compassion are controlled by our heart chakra. Any problem in this chakra results in a lack of empathy, feeling of isolation and lack of spiritual devotion. Anger, hatred, grief, are all controlled by this area.
A tincture or tea of Hawthorne berries can help you feel secure in the heart and strengthen your veins to keep pumping blood. Other herbs are jasmine, lavender, rose, and cilantro for the same purpose.
It helps in communication and expressing oneself. Any problem in the throat chakra means the appearance of thyroid issues, co-dependency, problems with communication, and insecurity. It will make are nervous and anxious too.
Red clover helps to make us emotional secure. Plus, a research by the University of Maryland shows that lemon balm can help with thyroid issues. Also, if you want to decongest your throat, try rubbing a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on your throat. Other spices and herbs are peppermint, salt and sage.
It is related to the famous pineal gland and is thus helps with our intuition. If it is blocked, then we have a problem with imagination and hence keep making poor decisions or deceiving ourselves.
It can also result in migraines and nightmares. Jasmine, eyebright and mint are great herbs to unlock the third eye. Eyebright can help us to see the dark and light side of things and also treats eye issues.
Mint helps to cure memory loss and depression. Plus, it helps in developing a connection with our body and mind. Other herbs are poppy seeds, mugwort, rosemary and lavender.
This is the chakra that develops our connection with the universe and helps with enlightenment. If we cleanse this energy, we can help to connect ourselves with the divine. However, when it is blocked, we will feel lost as we will not be in touch with our spiritual self.
This will result in ADD, migraines, dyslexia, cognitive disorders, etc. Lotus and lavender flowers help us to align our mind and body with each other and helping meditation. Lotus stems and leaves have always been used in Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
Lavender is a miracle herb that can be used for unblocking many issues. Plus, these plants can be used with tea too. So, start unblocking your chakras now.
Disclaimer: These are not intended to be substitutes of professional medical advice.
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