Create Your Own Chakra Teas

“Plants are mirrors in which we can see ourselves in a slightly different way.” -Michael Pollen, Botany of Desire

My Philosophy:

There is no one medicine that fits everyone.  This is true for both herbs and pharmaceuticals.  I’ve seen this again and again as a Physician Assistant.

And after 6 years of manufacturing chakra teas and talking with my customers, I learned that my chakra teas were not necessarily their chakra teas. I created each blend by doing extensive research on the healing properties of herbs, researching other peoples’ lists of “herbs for your chakras”, and meditating on the herbs and blends as I created them.

There was one blend that I didn’t connect with, my Sacral Chakra blend.  I created the first version of the blend based on research of the medicinal properties and prior to my Sacral Chakra Meditations. One of my sisters loved the blend, so I decided not to fine-tune it.  It became her Sacral Chakra blend, not mine.

Likewise, I found that some of my customers used some of my blends for a different chakra than I had intended it for.  For example, my Throat Chakra blend helped some people with stomach issues (Solar Plexus Chakra) and others with sleeping difficulties (Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra).

My new knowledge lead me on a new path…to teach you to create your own Chakra Teas using herbs that are specific to the unique needs of your own 7 chakras.  I want to help you find your natural, spiritual medicine.

The best place to begin is with the herbs and herbal teas that you’re already drawn to.  

I’ll be focusing on the following 28 herbs in my Chakra Tea Meditations.  There are so many more to choose from but I had to start somewhere. These are herbs that are found in many popular tea blends, some more common than others. Many of them can be grown indoors in pots.  Over the last 10 years I’ve gotten to know each of them intimately as I’ve added each of them to my gardens (both indoors and outdoors). 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see my favorite herbal tea companies.  Currently, I blend all my own teas with dried herbs, those I’ve harvested and dried, and also many fresh from my gardens when in season.  But I’ve enjoyed teas from the companies listed below. I stick with Organic teas only.

In our Chakra Breathing Meditations you’ll explore deeper which herbs you’re connected with and those that can help balance your chakras.  

28 HERBS FOR YOUR CHAKRAS

Each of these 28 herbs has medicinal properties that lend healing to all 7 chakras.

Calendula

Scientific name:
Calendula officinalis

Parts used for tea:
flowers

Flavor:
slightly bitter, peppery

Combines well with:
cornflower, licorice, mint

Chamomile

Scientific name:
Chamomilia recutita

Parts used for tea:
flowers

Flavor:
sweet, apple-like

Combines well with:
rose, lavender, mint

Cinnamon

Scientific name:
Cinnamomum verum

Parts used for tea:
inner bark, leaves

Flavor:
fragrant, clove and citrus

Combines well with:
ginger, hawthorn, lemon

Cornflower

Scientific name:
Centaurea cyanus

Parts used for tea:
flowers

Flavor:
mild, clove-like

Combines well with:
calendula, licorice, tulsi

Dandelion

Scientific name:
Taraxacum officinale

Parts used for tea:
roots, flowers, leaves

Flavor:
roots: earthy, coffee-like

Combines well with:
cinnamon, hibiscus, echinacea

Echinacea

Scientific name:
Echinacea purpurea

Parts used for tea:
roots, flowers, leaves, stems

Flavor:
sweet, hint of floral

Combines well with:
elderberry, mint, lemongrass

Elder

Scientific name:
Sambucus nigra

Parts used for tea:
flowers, berries

Flavor:
flowers-sweet:  berries-tart

Combines well with:
rose, chamomile, raspberry

Ginger

Scientific name:
Zingiber officinale

Parts used for tea:
rhizome

Flavor:
spicy, aromatic

Combines well with:
cinnamon, lemon, peppermint

Hawthorn

Scientific name:
Crataegus laevigata

Parts used for tea:
berries

Flavor:
sweet and sour, aromatic

Combines well with:
raspberry, hibiscus, lemon grass

Hibiscus

Scientific name:
Hibiscus sabdariffa

Parts used for tea:
flower calyces

Flavor:
tart

Combines well with:
cinnamon, raspberry, elder

Jasmine

Scientific name:
Jasminum grandiflorum,

Parts used for tea:
flowers

Flavor:
fragrant, sweet

Combines well with:
peppermint, lavender, sage

Lavender

Scientific name:
Lavandula officinalis, 

Parts used for tea:
flowers

Flavor:
sweet, fragrant

Combines well with:
rose, lemon, cinnamon

Lemon

Scientific name:
Citrus limon

Parts used for tea:
peel

Flavor:
tangy lemon

Combines well with:
licorice, linden, red clover

Lemon Balm

Scientific name:
Melissa officinalis

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
mild lemon mint

Combines well with:
mint, ginger, rose

Lemon Grass

Scientific name:
Cymbopogon citratus

Parts used for tea:
stalks

Flavor:
tart lemon

Combines well with:
hawthorn, rosemary, cornflower

Lemon Verbena

Scientific name:
Aloysia triphyla 

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
lemon, camphorous

Combines well with:
licorice, lemon, rose

Licorice

Scientific name:
Glycyrrhiza glabra

Parts used for tea:
roots

Flavor:
sweet, anise-like

Combines well with:
tulsi, cornflower, ginger

Linden

Scientific name:
Tilia cordata

Parts used for tea:
leaves, flowers

Flavor:
sweet, apple-like

Combines well with:
chamomile, raspberry, lavender

Marshmallow

Scientific name:
Althaea officinalis

Parts used for tea:
roots, flowers, leaves

Flavor:
sweet, mucilaginous

Combines well with:
rosemary, lemon balm, sage

Passionflower

Scientific name:
Passiflora incarnata

Parts used for tea:
flowers, stems, leaves

Flavor:
mild grass-like

Combines well with:
linden, lavender, chamomile

Peppermint

Scientific name:
Mentha piperita

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
aromatic, menthol

Combines well with:
licorice, lemon, raspberry

Raspberry

Scientific name:
Rubus idaeus

Parts used for tea:
leaves, berries

Flavor:
sweet, fruity

Combines well with:
elder flowers and berries, mint, hibiscus

Red Clover

Scientific name:
Trifolium pretense

Parts used for tea:
flowers, leaves

Flavor:
sweet, legume-like

Combines well with:
mint, lemon grass, marshmallow

Rose

Scientific name:
Rosa spp. (flowers), Rosa canina (hips)

Parts used for tea:
flowers, hips

Flavor:
flowers-fragrant: hips-fruity

Combines well with:
lavender, mint, raspberry

Rosemary

Scientific name:
Rosmarinus officinalis

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
piny, aromatic

Combines well with:
mint, marshmallow, lemon

Sage

Scientific name:
Salvia officinalis

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
aromatic, camphorous

Combines well with:
lemon verbena, peppermint, thyme

Thyme

Scientific name:
Thymus vulgaris

Parts used for tea:
leaves, flowering tops

Flavor:
spicy, slightly minty

Combines well with:
lavender, lemon verbena, peppermint

Tulsi

Scientific name:
Ocimum tenuiflorum

Parts used for tea:
leaves

Flavor:
mild, spicy basil

Combines well with:
calendula, licorice, mint

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ORGANIC HERBS AND HERBAL TEA RESOURCES

organic herbs to create your own blends

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/

http://www.herbco.com/

organic loose leaf herbal tea blends

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

http://www.davidsonstea.com/

https://www.buddhateas.com

organic herbal teas in teabags and sachets

http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com

http://www.yogitea.com

http://www.buddhateas.com

http://www.numitea.com

where to buy fruiting, rare and tropical herb plants online

(orange, lemon, cinnamon, passionflower, hibiscus, jasmine)

http://www.logees.com/