2. Sacral Chakra — Damiana
The Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthara is the center of sexuality and creativity. If you have an imbalanced Sacral Chakra, you’ll struggle with problems such as:
- Sexual suppression and dysfunction
- Emotional Repression
- Energetic lethargy
- Lack of creativity
- Menstrual problems
- Chronic lower back pain
- Inability to emotionally open up to other people
- Difficulty dealing with emotions
- Coldness and indifference to others
- Codependency and clinginess in relationships
Damiana is a plant native to the United States, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean, having potent sacral chakra cleansing properties.
Damiana is known most popularly for its aphrodisiac effects that increase sexual desire and performance. However, Damiana also has many other benefits such as calming the nervous system, reducing anxiety and depression and regulating blood sugar levels.
You can buy a certified organic tea blend of Damiana specifically created for the Sacral Chakra from Buddha Teas here. It’s also infused with the essence of Moonstone, which is a nice touch! (Alternatively, you might prefer to get the enriching bundle of seven chakra teas for complete inner rejuvenation.)
3. Solar Plexus Chakra — Lemongrass
The Solar Plexus (Manipura), is the center of self and identity. If you have an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra, you’ll struggle with problems such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of focus and motivation
- Constant negative self-talk
- Lack of confidence
- Anxiety and depression
- Aggression and anger issues
- Poor boundaries
- Poor digestion
- Inability to gain or lose weight
Lemongrass is a common herb often used in various dishes, yet it has significant Solar Plexus chakra cleansing benefits.
With a taste similar to lemon (except milder), Lemongrass helps to reduce depression, support the immune system, refresh the mind, cleanse and detoxify the body, improve digestion, and stabilize cholesterol. Almost anyone can grow this herb and harvest it to make tea!
If you would prefer to buy yours, you might like to try the certified organic tea blend of Lemongrass from Buddha Teas. Interestingly, it’s also infused with the essence of Citrine. You can get yours right here. (Or, you might like to try the bundle of seven chakra teas which is an affordable option, here.)
4. Heart Chakra — Hawthorn Berry
The Heart Chakra (Anahata), is responsible for our ability to give and receive love. If you have an imbalanced Heart Chakra, you’ll struggle with problems such as:
- Resentment and hatred of others
- Lack of fulfilling relationships
- Suspicion and paranoia
- Lack of empathy/cold-heartedness
- Aggression and passive-aggression
- Self-victimisation and martyrdom
- Loneliness and isolation
- Mood swings
- Sadness and depression
- Trust issues
- Heart issues (high blood pressure, etc.)
The Heart Chakra is an important chakra to heal as it is often thought of as central to our well-being and is commonly referred to as the “Imperial Chakra.”
Hawthorn is a perfect choice for healing heart-centered problems. By itself, Hawthorn Berry has a sweet and slightly tart taste, almost like sour apple sauce.
Hawthorn Berry has been long used to treat heart problems related to Heart Chakra blockages such as angina, arrhythmia, and unstable blood pressure. Hawthorn Berry also helps remove bad cholesterol from the blood stream, reduces anxiety, and has powerful antioxidant properties that remove free radicals from the body.