Healing The Chakras With Herbs & Spices

Each plant carries a vibrational frequency that corresponds to one of the seven chakras. The vibrational qualities of herbs will benefit the mind, body and spirit. Herbs can be used in a variety of ways and will assist in healing and stimulating the entire chakra system. Certain herbs have effects that will be beneficial for healing a specific chakra.

These herbs can be used to open, energize and activate the chakras and to balance the energy, to cleanse and release any negative energies, or to clear any energetic blocks so that more positive prana (chi) energy can flow through it.

The fresh leaves, flowers, bark, and roots of herbs can be used in their natural form or can be found in dried form and used in capsules, tablets, tinctures, essential oils, powders, creams, lotions, and salves. Using herbs when cooking and preparing foods is a healthy way to heal the body from the inside out. Fresh and dried herbs can also be brewed to make healing herbal teas or elixers. It is naturally more beneficial to use fresh, raw and organic herbs, leaves, and roots because the 'live energy' has a more healing effect. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to stimulate the senses and can be used for a variety of healing purposes.

The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the root chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Burdock, Cloves/clover, Dandelion, Rosemary, horseradish,
  hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper.

• Any Red or dark brown colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or foods that has an earthy taste or a 'grounding' quality.


(Muladhara) Root Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the sacral chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Coriander, Calendula, Fennel, Gardenia, Licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds

• Any Orange colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food related to water or with a high water content, and those that benefit the reproductive system or that nourishe the sexual/creativity center.


(swadhisthana) Sacral Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Solar Chakra (Manipura):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the solar chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Anise, Celery, Cinnamon, Lily of the Valley, Marshmallow, Mints, ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, turmeric, cumin, fennel

• Any Yellow or Gold colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food that benefits the liver and aids digestion, and those that boosts energy or self esteem.


(manipura) Solar Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Heart Chakra (Anahata):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the heart chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Cayenne, Hawthorn berries, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Rose, basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley

• Any Green colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food that benefits the heart and blood, or any warming or comforting foods that one particularly enjoys or loves.


(anahata) Heart Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the throat chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Coltsfoot, Peppermint, Red clover blossoms, Sage, salt, lemon grass

• Any Blue colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food that benefit the lungs or that soothes the throat or voice.


(vishuddha) Throat Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Brow Chakra (Ajna):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the brow chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Eyebright, Juniper, Mugwort, Poppy, Rosemary,lavender, poppy seed, mugwort

• Any Indigo or dark bluish colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food that benefit the mind, nervous system, and eyes/vision, and those that strongly enhance or awaken the senses.


(ajna) Brow Chakra Foods


Herbs & Spices for the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara):

These herbs and spices can energize and heal any imbalances in the crown chakra and are beneficial for the mind and body:

• Herbs & Spices: Gotu Kola, Lavender, Lotus

• Any violet, purple or white colored herb, spice or food.
• Any herb, spice or food that is considered holistically healing or sacred, or those that have spiritual cleansing or energizing benefit.


(sahasrara) Crown Chakra Foods




By connecting more with nature we will receive its many benefits and blessings. The most natural way to energize and heal the mind, body and spirit is to simply spend more time outdoors to admire the beauty and absorb the energy of the trees, plants and flowers.



Aromatherapy is extremely beneficial for overall mind, body and spirit heath. Essential Oils are recommended for Chakra healing, clearing, cleansing, activating and balancing. Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, massage, baths and other therapies.



Each of the seven main chakra energy centers correspond to particular foods and drinks. These specific foods can help to cleanse, clear, balance, energize and activate the chakras. A chakra diet will improve also improve overall mind and body health.