Herbs for Digestion & the Solar Plexus
Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Herbs for the Solar Plexus Chakra also benefit the diegestive system and the liver.
Those that are Yellow, either by flower or producing a yellow color. This represents “bile” that aids in our digestion, especially dissolving fats. Many of these herbs are bitter- so tinctures may be a good way to take them; combine with better tasting herbs in teas or take in capsule or powder form in smoothies or other food-yogurt, etc.
Herbs that Benefit the Solar Plexus Chakra: Barberry, Calendula, Cat’s Claw, Chamomile, Ginger, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Mints-whichever is your favorite and Turmeric.
Berberine Herbs- Berberine is a chemical constitute found in many plants that produce a yellow color when brewed produced by the plants themselves from there inner bark, roots and /or flowers that are yellow. Berberine is a bitter chemical capable of killing Helicobacter pylori that causes chronic gastritis and ulcers; is a liver tonic and wound healer. The group of herbs that contain Berberine are bitter, many taken as tincture or in capsule form rather than teas which are: Barberry, Coptis, Goldenseal (over harvested, use others instead) and Oregon Grape (my favorite). Use these herbs for up to two weeks at a time. Alternate with other herbs like Chamomile, Ginger or Peppermint for digestion relief.
Oregon Grape Flower cluster.
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