Our Chakras, or energy centres, help to keep our body, mind, and spirit healthy and balanced. We have 7 chakras in our body, and if one becomes out of balance or blocked, then we can often feel the negative side effects of this, both physically and mentally.
Certain herbs are great for rebalancing your chakras and removing any blockages in these energy centres and have been used for many decades for this reason.
If you’ve noticed any changes in your physical or mental well-being, it might be a wise idea to consider your chakras and any potential imbalances or blockages, and working towards unblocking them with the help of these wonderful herbal teas!
The Root Chakra
The root chakra is responsible for our feelings of being grounded, emotional issues and our feelings of trust
Signs of a blocked root chakra: Your root chakra may be blocked if you are feeling anxious, insecure or fearful.
Herbal teas: Try drinking dandelion root tea, ginger tea and tea with elderflower.
The Sacral Chakra
This chakra represents our general wellbeing and emotions, our sexual energy, and libido.
Signs of a blocked sacral chakra: A general lack of emotion or feelings of guilt decreased libido or decreased sexual satisfaction.
Herbal teas: Try hibiscus tea or a tea that contains Calendula flowers.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
This chakra affects our feelings of confidence, self-esteem and self-control, and is located at the upper abdomen.
Signs of a blocked solar plexus chakra: Feelings of insecurity, lack of self-confidence, a lack of motivation
Herbal teas: Drink Rosemary tea
The Heart Chakra
Found in the centre of the chest, above the heart, this chakra is responsible for emotions such as love and joy, as well as our ability to love ourselves and others.
Signs of a blocked heart chakra: Issues with loving others or yourself, lack of empathy and feeling disconnected from others.
Herbal teas: Hawthorn Berry consumed as a tea
The Throat Chakra
This chakra affects our ability to communicate and express ourselves and is located by the throat.
Signs of a blocked throat chakra: Unable to express yourself, lack of confidence, difficulty thinking before you speak.
Herbal teas: Red clover blossom tea
The Third Eye Chakra
This chakra is located at our forehead, between our eyes, and is responsible for our intuition, imagination, concentration and memory.
Signs of a blocked third eye chakra: Forgetfulness, struggling to concentrate, suffering from nightmares or finding it difficult to see the bigger picture. You might also lack imagination or find it difficult to use your intuition.
Herbal teas: Mint tea
The Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is located at the very top of the head and represents our spiritual connection, wisdom and enlightenment.
Signs of a blocked crown chakra: You may be indecisive or feel that your life has no purpose or direction. You may also suffer from depression.
Herbal teas: Try consuming a lavender based tea.