THE HEALING POWERS Of Superherbs
I always love to share my current favourites so let’s go and discover a few products I have been thoroughly enjoying lately.
I have so many favourites from Anima Mundi that it is difficult to know which one to tell you about first. But I think it may have to be the Rose powder which is light fluffy powder and is a vibrant deep pink, that makes you want to swoon. It has so many wonderful benefits both internally and externally. Rose petals contain polyphenols, antioxidants that work to protect your body from cell damage. It is thought to help balance hormones and reduce inflammation. When applied to the skin it may slow down skin aging and gives a glow to the face. At the emotional level Rose is often used by therapists to heal and expand the heart energy. Its delicate aromatics work directly on the Anahata (heart) chakra and help to shift and open a heart that has tightened emotionally and spiritually. It is especially effective during heart break and grief. I love to add the powder to my herbal tea just before I finish it the tea or in a green smoothie. I make a lovely face mask with rose powder, yoghurt and honey that leaves my skin feeling plump and glowing.
Blue Lotus is made from the blue lily flower known by the botanical name Nelumbo nucifera. The blue water lily offers an intoxicating fragrance and is a beautiful flower that has been used in herbal remedies dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Thais, and Syrians. The tea can offer mild psychoactive effects that offer a feeling of euphoria. These effects are the main reason the flower was brewed into a tea for celebrations. It may be an effective sleep aid thanks to the presence of compounds including nuciferine and aporphine. These compounds have a calming effect that may help to induce more peaceful sleep. Blue lotus tea is often used by individuals to induce or enhance lucid dreams. I like to make a pot of blue lotus tea before bed as part of my nightly ritual in preparation for sleep.
The Euphoria elixir is a such a lovely and effective product. It contains Damania which is a kidney tonic, antidepressant and extremely effective aphrodisiac for women. It boosts mood and lowers stress. Damiana affects the psyche, producing a mild emotional uplift that can last for up to one and a half hours. Some damiana before bed relaxes one for love-making and promotes pleasant dreams. I like to add a teaspoon to my cup of herbal tea at night. These herbs have such a wonderful effect on the mind and body and are such a lovely addition to rituals at the beginning and end of the day.