Guest Post by Tom Petruno, Herbalist
Did you forget where you put your keys? Are you having trouble visualizing your last steps in an effort to locate them?
You may be suffering from a blocked or unhealthy third eye chakra. Memory and imagination (visualization) are two of many cognitive functions regulated by the third eye.
Are you also getting headaches and having trouble thinking through situations logically? These are also third eye related issues.
While there are many ways to heal and work through a third eye blockage, herbs are an easy entrypoint to natural healing.
They're easily accessible and mostly, you don't need any specialize skills to start using them.
Narrowing down all the options can be hard, so I've compiled a list of my 8 favorite herbs that can help you get on the correct path toward a healthy third eye chakra and enhanced intuitive development (specifically clairvoyance).
8 Herbs for Healing the Third Eye Chakra
1. Gotu Kola
Centella asiatica is one of the best herbal nervines for us to use as an overall tonic to the head area. Nervines are herbs that are healing, supportive, and nourishing to the nervous system.
Gotu kola increases the body's circulation, specifically to the head, and also its vibration. This allows for energy to flow through this region with force and healing power. Increasing the vibration of the body allows you to be noticed by spirit better. When using this herb, specifically in conjunction with ginger, it attracts spirits skilled in communicating and forming healthy clairvoyant relationships.
Gotu Kola can be purchased as a loose, dried herb and steeped into a tea. In warmer climates, this herb can be grown and eaten fresh in salads.
Scutellaria lateriflora is a supreme relaxing herb, also a nervine. Clearing blockages in the third eye and crown chakra regions can have a tendency to be very intense. Energy has to be rushed through a highly sensitive area, one that is probably already experiencing discomfort due to the block. Skullcap steers your nervous systems attention away so that the process can be handled as comfortably as possible. It allows your nervous system to maintain regular activity in the rest of the body to keep you protected and connected.
Skullcap is best consumed as a loose, dried herb in tea.
When we connect with spirit we are connecting to a greater source of energy, divine energy. As you practice your connection and learn more, you will be able to tap into this source more efficiently and will use less of your own energy. Even though we use this external source of energy, our body still needs its own source of nutrients. Urtica dioica is a powerhouse of nutrients in the herbal world, containing everything you need to connect, stay connected, and not drain all the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis outside of channeling.
Sometimes a blockage of the third eye can be placed by oneself. This can sometimes be because they do not believe that they can or should be able to connect. Nettle also offers a belonging and confidence boost that lets you know you do deserve to have the gifts you do and are great at using them.
Nettle is great prepared as an infusion, a tea that is steeped for longer periods of time to extract more of the nutrients from the herb.
Zingiber officinale is yet another nervine on this list. The trend you see, many of the herbs being nervines, is due to the information you receive visually being of a very intense nature. Maybe not in what you actually see, but in its vibration and energetic signature. It can be a lot for the body to handle. Ginger heats the body and is a diaphoretic, it promotes perspiration. This allows messages to be attracted to you and helps to distribute the energy throughout the body, respectively, instead of focused at one location. A tricky thing about receiving messages from spirit is they can give you a headache, and when you have a blockage you can receive a headache. Ginger helps clear blockages while helping to catch incoming messages.
Ginger is best added fresh or dried to foods and beverages.
Passiflora incarnata is one of the best nervines around for promoting a deep healing sleep. This action allows it to be classified as a hypnotic. Although hypnotic herbs have nothing to do with being hypnotized, they do allow for unique connections to the spirit realm. Passionflower allows you to see spirit vividly in dreams and communicate in an astral setting. Its mild sedative abilities keep the body calm during these times of high energy transfer and flow. For those who have connected to many spirits, you know that they can induce what feels like anxiety or a panic attack with their energy. Passionflower guards against this kind of adverse feeling and allows your body to absorb and process the information.
Passionflower as a dried herb is a great and mild addition to tea.
6. Lemon Balm
Melissa officinalis is specifically indicated for attracting loved ones who have passed on. When one is feeling anxious and nervous due to the pressure of spirit, lemon balm can help to relieve that stress both in the spirit present and the person afflicted in our realm. When connected with loved ones, lemon balm promotes the healing of old rifts, brings positive memories to the forefront of the mind, and generally heals the relationships in letting you be happy.
This nervine also has strong antihistamine properties that allows it to help control allergy flares of the upper respiratory system and skin. Some allergies can be directly attributed to a blocked third eye.
Lemon balm is pleasant tasting and mild in flavor, making it a wonderful option for herbal tea.
Red sage, Salvia officinalis, is a strong grounding herb. This allows you to keep control over your connection and channeling. We know burning sage can be helpful in clearing energies not working in the light and for your greatest good from spaces, the same idea is true for meditation. This herb is also very helpful in bringing through loved ones that have recently passed on. Salvus can be translated to “safe” and salvere to “to be well” these roots can refer back to communicated to your loved ones and learning that they are safe and well. For their first contact back to the physical realm it both makes it easier on their side and allows the body to take an intense energetic blast due to their inexperience in connecting. Also, if you have taken a hard hit in a connection to spirit, sage allows your system to recover and heal stronger for the next time.
Ginkgo biloba, a nervine, has some similar actions to gotu kola. When they are used in unison they both become far more powerful. Where ginkgo separates itself is with aging individuals, not only for intuitive purposes but also many age related illnesses and memory loss. The leaves of this prehistoric tree are able to stop tinnitus, a ringing sound in the ear and classic spirit message or calling card. The plant allows you to better identify the reason for the ringing in your ear so you can follow up as necessary. Gingko is widely available as a supplement.
These herbs have several commonalities across them. The majority of them are nervines. Nervines specifically would prepare the nervous system to handle and comprehend the load of seeing spirit messages. Also, many of them are helpful to alleviate headaches, a regular issue when one has a blocked third eye chakra. These herbs will help you to manage your clairvoyant gifts, tone them into strengths, and keep away spirits not in alignment with the light.
Enjoy these plants and your new found skills in connecting with spirit!
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Thanks for reading!
Tom Petruno is an herbalist who draws on his connection with Spirit, and background in biology and ecology to provide herbal recommendations, resources, and knowledge. He enjoys sharing his love for and knowledge of the Plant Realm through writing blog posts and working personally with friends and family for their herbal health needs.
LAST UPDATED: February 16, 2016
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