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

Herbs for your Chakra Herb Cabinent

28 HERBS FOR YOUR CHAKRAS

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

(We encourage you to get to know them…smell them, touch them, taste them, love them…they will heal you.)

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

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/

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