Emollient: A substances that soothes or softens external tissues.
Crystal of the Week : Black Tourmaline
"Tourmaline is a protective stone which balances and harmonizes the chakras. A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is good for grounding.
A protective stone, Black Tourmaline is said to absorb negativity, strengthen the immune system, cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. Use Black Tourmaline to help with electromagnetic smog (i.e. cell phones) and increase physical vitality.
Black Tourmaline is a fantastic stone for Grounding and for opening up the Root Chakra. Like all Tourmalines, Black Tourmaline helps to remove fear and boost self-confidence.
All Tourmaline is thought to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.”
VATA : ETHER + AIR (movement, light, cold, dry, rough)
Unbalanced Vatas tend to be spacey, ungrounded, forgetful, worriers, and take on too much at once. They need nourishment, fats, oils, and warm foods. When balanced they can be visionaries and dreamers
PITTA: FIRE + WATER (spreading, warming, oily, moist)
Unbalanced Pitta types can be impatient or easily frustrated. They are do’ers and have ample drive and determination.
KAPHA: WATER + EARTH (dense, cold)
Unbalanced Kaphas can be stagnant, depressed, rigid, or “couch potatoes”. They tend to have poor circulation. When balanced they are trustworthy and dependable.
The five elements in Ayurveda are as follows : ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. Most people fall into the category of one or two Doshas, which are made up of a combination of two of the elements. Healing operates on the notion that like attracts like, however like aggravates like. We are often drawn to things that are similar to us, but they can overwhelm our bodily systems. For example, a person who fits into the Vata dosha may have a tendency to do juice clenses and eat many raw or “cold” foods. We can balance our doshas by choosing foods and activities that are the opposite. For example, someone who fits into the Pitta dosha who is naturally hot-natured would benefit more from juice diets and raw foods.
***TAKE THE DOSHA QUIZ !!
Crystal of the Week : Peridot
"Peridot is a known healing crystal that sends it’s energies to the Heart Chakra, bringing positive energy and encouraging mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Crystal healers love Peridot for it’s ability to awaken one to the idea of Universal Love by saturating the Heart Chakra with higher frequency vibrations from the Universal Energy Field. Peridot is also helpful for releasing emotional attachments to things or people.
Working with the Heart Chakra, Peridot can help one to learn how to live from the Heart, remaining faithful to one’s own inner truth. Peridot can help with issues of self-worth, bringing relief to unhealthy emotions such as anger, resentment, and jealousy. It’s work with the Heart Chakra can improve relationships by assisting with emotional healing. Peridot can also help physical ailments of the heart, lungs, and thymus.”
Source: Healing Crystals.com
Diuretic: Increases production and elimination of urine.
The Many and Varied Uses of CHAMOMILE
Actions: anti-spasmodic, analgesic (mild), anti-inflammatory, carminative, bitter, anti-emetic, sedative (mild), nervine
Uses: gastro-intestinal spasm, indigestion, loss of appetite, inflammation to respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract, travel sickness, restlessness, nervousness, mild sleep aid, inhibits the formation of ulcers, mild diaphoretic, PMS, nausea, colic in babies (through breast mild), muscle inflammation, side effects of chemo and radiation
External: Facial steam for irritated skin, inflammation and irritation of skin and mucous membranes such as mouth and gums, anal and genital area. Compresses of the fresh pulped flowers for lumbago, gouty joints, sciatica, neuralgia and local inflammations. Baths: strong infusion to water for irritated skin, rashes, eczema
*** The longer you infuse chamomile the more of the bitter properties you will get. Chamomile has a neutral to cooling energy in the body.
Digestive: An herb that promotes or aids in the process of digestion.