Friday, June 30, 2017

Herbs And Emotions
© Anne Calzada Herbalist 
Seasons change and your emotions will come and go. That is a fact of life. Everything changes and everything is Magic. We are faced with the rites of passage of life and no matter what we go through, went through or happens...what matters is, how did we handle it, what did we learn? When you are at sea, sailing on the waves of emotions, it is helpful to know that you are NOT alone. Ever. Please remember to pray and ask for what you need. It will be given. Remember to seek out, friends, family, Herbalists and support groups that will help you process your emotions and support you! There is nothing wrong with you, you just need more Light and Love. That comes from God and you!
The natural world has all ways been available to us, nurturing us. Here are some remedies that may help you with different emotional waves...

Anger
Born of fire, dwelling in the liver. Physical symptoms may be congested gall bladder and liver, seeing "red", eyesight, not liking what you see.
Clear the liver. Use lemons, turmeric, dandelion, burdock and peppermint. Essential oils like lavender, spearmint and peppermint are cooling. Blue stones like lapis and purple ones like amethyst will soothe and calm. Sweat it out.

Fear
Storing up in the kidneys, watering down the fire of the heart and the courage of the kidneys, drowning Light. Physical symptoms may be excessive urination, hearing difficulties, weak bones.
Support the kidneys. Use nettles, dandelion, horsetail, cranberries. Black Tourmaline, tiger's eye and hematite will support the kidneys, helping you feel grounded and protected. Essential oils like pine, spruce, rose, jasmine and sandalwood will infuse grounding and courage. Get outside and absorb the Sunshine.

Grief
Filling the lungs with sadness, impeding the breath of life. Physical symptoms may include lung imbalances and chronic fatigue. 
Build the lungs with breath. Use mullein, elecampane, garlic, peppers and onions. All greens and chlorophyll rich food. Malachite and emerald cleanse and balance the heart chakra. Lemon, grapefruit, rose and eucalyptus essential oils will help lift you out of sadness. Pranayama and yoga.

Joy
The physical heart and the emotional heart is like a lighthouse. From here the seeds of Love are born. Physical symptoms may be high or low blood pressure, palpitations, poor circulatory system. 
Open the heart. Use hawthorn, roses, garlic, onions, peppers,  motherwort. All greens and chlorophyll rich food. 
Rubies, rose quartz and garnets open the heart and provide fire! Rose is the best oil for the heart! Ylang Ylang rocks too! Go outside everyday and walk. Laugh.

Worry
Worry swirls up in the pancreas and the spleen. Making you crave the sweetness of life. Physical symptoms may be high or low blood sugar, immune system imbalance, digestion.
Balance the energy. Use bilberries, blueberries, beans, proteins, fennel, cinnamon. Bergamot, chamomile, frankincense and lavender essential oils will help pacify the wheel in your mind. Tiger eye, worry stones and rose quartz infuse strength, calm and power. Meditation and yoga. 

 If you need a saliva reading, consultation or personal healing plant medicines, please contact me 
Love and Light,
Anne xo