Gardening for the Crown Chakra: Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Violet Rainbow

Violet Crown Chakra Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

Adding dimension and balance to your gardening lifestyle can be as simple as integrating the value of each plant beyond their aesthetics in landscaping.  You may be surprised that some of your garden plants are considered nutritious and that others interact with various physiological and neurological body functions.  Interactions that enhance mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

In the box above are some trees, shrubs and garden plants that are considered to be in the essence of the Crown Chakra grown in the Greater Victoria gardens of this author.  The garden has become a valued learning resource enhancing the quality of this authors environment, life and relationships.   When not gardening or creating  plant essences, natural dyes, oils & tinctures this author mentors others through experiential programs for cultivating personal awareness.  Programs to enhance the quality of physiological and neurological body functions,  lifestyle and relationships.

This author has learned that the benefits of cultivating an interdependent relationship and awareness of the plants growing around you increase connection, groundedness, health, safety and support.  It reduces anxiety, fear, loneliness and pain.  It also less expensive!

Violet Chakra Physiological & Neurological Body Systems← click to read more

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Gardening for the Throat Chakra: Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Blue Rainbow

Blue Throat Chakra Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

Adding dimension and balance to your gardening lifestyle can be as simple as integrating the value of each plant beyond their aesthetics in landscaping.  You may be surprised that some of your garden plants are considered nutritious and that others interact with various physiological and neurological body functions.  Interactions that enhance mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

Throat Chakra Plants

Here are some trees, shrubs and garden plants that are considered to be in the essence of the Throat Chakra grown in the Greater Victoria gardens of this author.  The garden has become a valued learning resource enhancing the quality of this authors environment, life and relationships.   When not gardening or creating  plant essences, natural dyes, oils & tincturs this author mentors others through experiential programs for cultivating personal awareness.  Programs to enhance the quality of physiological and neurological body functions,  lifestyle and relationships.

This author has learned that the benefits of cultivating an interdependent relationship and awareness of the plants growing around you increase connection, groundedness, health, safety and support.  It reduces anxiety, fear, loneliness and pain.  It also less expensive!

Blue Chakra Physiological & Neurological Body Systems← click to read more

Blue Chakra Emotions & Best times to eat ← click to read more

Feeding the Blue Chakra ← click to read

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Gardening for the Solar Plexus Chakra: Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Yellow Rainbow

Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

Adding dimension and balance to your gardening lifestyle can be as simple as integrating the value of each plant beyond their aesthetics in landscaping.  You may be surprised that some of your garden plants are considered nutritious and that others interact with various physiological and neurological body functions.  Interactions that enhance mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

Here are some trees, shrubs and garden plants that are considered to be in the essence of the Solar Plexus Chakra grown in the Greater Victoria gardens of this author.  The garden has become a valued learning resource enhancing the quality of this authors environment, life and relationships.   When not gardening or creating  plant essences, natural dyes, oils & tinctures this author mentors others through experiential programs for cultivating personal awareness.  Programs to enhance the quality of physiological and neurological body functions,  lifestyle and relationships.

This author has learned that the benefits of cultivating an interdependent relationship and awareness of the plants growing around you increase connection, groundedness, health, safety and support.  It reduces anxiety, fear, loneliness and pain.  It also less expensive!

Yellow Chakra Physiological & Neurological Body Systems← click to read more

Yellow Chakra Emotions & Best times to eat ← click to read more

Feeding the Solar Plexus Chakra← click to read

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Gardening for the Heart Chakra: Edible, Medicinal & Tea Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Green Rainbow

Green Heart Chakra Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

Adding dimension and balance to your gardening lifestyle can be as simple as integrating the value of each plant beyond their aesthetics in landscaping.  You may be surprised that some of your garden plants are considered nutritious and that others interact with various physiological and neurological body functions.  Interactions that enhance mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

Heart Chakra Plants

Here are some trees, shrubs and garden plants that are considered to be in the essence of the Heart Chakra grown in the Greater Victoria gardens of this author.  The garden has become a valued learning resource enhancing the quality of this authors environment, life and relationships.   When not gardening or creating  plant essences, natural dyes, oils & tinctures this author mentors others through experiential programs for cultivating personal awareness.  Programs to enhance the quality of physiological and neurological body functions,  lifestyle and relationships.

This author has learned that the benefits of cultivating an interdependent relationship and awareness of the plants growing around you increase connection, groundedness, health, safety and support.  It reduces anxiety, fear, loneliness and pain.  It also less expensive!

Green Chakra Physiological & Neurological Body Systems← click to read more

Green Chakra Emotions & Best times to eat← click to read more

Feeding the Green Heart Chakra ← click to read

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Gardening for the Sacral Chakra: Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Orange Rainbow

Orange Sacral Edible, Medicinal, Natural Dye & Tea Plants

Adding dimension and balance to your gardening lifestyle can be as simple as integrating the value of each plant beyond their aesthetics in landscaping.  You may be surprised that some of your garden plants are considered nutritious and that others interact with various physiological and neurological body functions.  Interactions that enhance mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

Here are some trees, shrubs and garden plants that are considered to be in the essence of the Sacral Chakra grown in the Greater Victoria gardens of this author.  The garden has become a valued learning resource enhancing the quality of this authors environment, life and relationships.   When not gardening or creating  plant essences, natural dyes, oils & tinctures this author mentors others through experiential programs for cultivating personal awareness.  Programs to enhance the quality of physiological and neurological body functions,  lifestyle and relationships.

This author has learned that the benefits of cultivating an interdependent relationship and awareness of the plants growing around you increase connection, groundedness, health, safety and support.  It reduces anxiety, fear, loneliness and pain.  It also less expensive!

Orange Chakra Physiological & Neurological Body Systems← click to read more

Orange Chakra Emotions & Best times to eat← click to read more

Feeding the Sacral Chakra← click to read

Plant Essences← click to read more

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Mortartea kettleEdible

Ashwagandha

 

 

Also Known as:  Indian ginseng, winter cherry & Somnifera Root

Uses:  Culinary, Medicinal, Incense

Parts used:  Seeds, Flowers and Leaves

Preparation:  Culinary, Drinks, Poultice, Smoothies, Tea Infusion, Tincture,  Nervine Tonic, Vinegar

 

 

 

  • Symbolizes: aphrodisiac, longevity and an elixir of life
  • Meaning:  Smell (Roots smell like a horse)
  • Associated with:  Healing, Passion, Youthfulness,  Root Chakra
  • Element:  Fire
  • Governed by:  Sun

This winter I integrated Ashwagandha root powder into my diet.  Immediately my energy levels went up and I slept better.  Things I had been putting off and not doing began to get done without any negative thoughts and draining energy.

I am so enthralled with this plant and it benefits I am growing one to better acquaint myself with its appearance, growth cycle and energy.  I have learned that the Ashwagandha seeds do not stay viable for very long so one must get them as fresh as possible.

Health & Wellness

Ashwagandha is considered an adaption herb in Ayurveda due to its benefits of improving vitality, enhancing longevity in the body and mind overall.  Adaption herbs simultaneously enhance adrenal function while also helping an individual relax and sleep better.  Adaptogens are multi-organ targeting herbs that enable a general state of well-being and longevity and they normalize levels of HPA hormones, raising those that are low, while lowering those that are excessively elevated.

Ashwagandha is known for its ability to prevent the damaging effects of stress to the organs, and enabling deep protection on a multi-organ level, assisting the body in adaptation to life.  It has been included in Ayurveda recipes since the beginning of this practice.

The leaves of the Ashwagandha are brewed into a tea for weight-loss while the roots provide a powerful nervine tonic that strengthens the bodies response to stress, increases energy levels, improves sleep, cognitive function and ability to protect the brain against damage. This herb contains flavonoids and antioxidants, alkaloids, amino acids (including tryptophan), neurotransmitters, sterols, tannins, lignans and triterpenes. Research has also shown the roots have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant, immunomodulary and hemopoetic properties.

Well researched benefits of Ashwagandha are:

  • Thyroid function
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Cancer & tumors
  • Brain cell degeneration & memory
  • Immune function
  • Stamina & endurance
  • Muscle strength
  • Sexual function & fertility
  • Weight-loss

The International Journal of Home Science has published the following nutritional breakdown of 1,000 milligrams of dehydrated Ashwagandha root powder.  It contains:

2.5 calories
0.04 gram protein
0.032 gram fiber
0.05 gram carbohydrates
0.03 milligram iron
0.02 milligram calcium
0.08 microgram carotene
0.06 milligram vitamin C

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

 

 

Jade Plants (Crassula argentea)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

 


Also known as: lucky plant, money plant or money tree

  • Symbolizes:  prosperity, success, motivation to start new projects, harmony, health, luck, creativity, friendship
  • Element:  Water
  • Uses:  Remedy, Topical Skin Products
  • Parts used:  Flowers, Leaves & Root
  • Preparation: Tea, Topical Skin Remedy

The Jade Plant is native to South Africa and Mozambique.  This succulent plant with small pink or white flowers has become a symbol for friendship and abundance in Asian philosophies and being adopted in the West.  Giving a  Jade plant as a gift reflects friendship and if in bloom, a  great friendship making it a popular birthdays and Christmas gift. The green leaves signify energy and the joy of friendship, and the flowers represent the fragrance of great friendship.

In the Northern regions the Jade plant blooms at Christmas with small white flowers that are beautiful and fragrant.  A flowering Jade plant reflects luck and prosperity.

In their Feng Shui traditions the placement of a Jade plant would be in these following ways:

  • Business owners – placed near the entrance, or in a southeast location to bring prosperity and success. During the Chinese New Year celebrations, Jade Plants are set on top of stock and investment certificates so they will increase in value during the coming year.
  • Homes – east locations for family harmony, health, initiation of projects, scholarly pursuits; in southeast locations for wealth luck; in west locations for creativity or children luck; and in northwest locations for the luck of mentors, teachers and helpful people.
Here in the West the Jade plant has become known as a great plant for the interior environment as an air cleaner.  It is an easy plant to care for and can be left for long periods without concern.  As a succulent it stores water.  It is recommended that it dry out between watering and then be given a good soak.

Jade Plant

I became the steward of three large jade plants that had been left in a vacant home for and unknown period of time.  A few years I imagine based on the condition of the house.  These Jade plants had been left in their small 4 inch pots quite possibly for 15 to 20 years.  The wood on the plant suggests that they where not young ones.  Once replanted into large pots they took some time to recover and during this transition roots began to grow from the branches.  Some of the branches with roots fell and either re-potted themselves at the base of the trunk or where easily transplanted.  I have not has this ease in transplanting Jade shoots  in the past.  These Jades then began to bloom in the late fall which I had also not experienced in past years.
These big Jade are still recovering and are not filled out with leaves, however they have started many healthy and fast growing plants.
These are easy plants to care for and have success with.

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Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000