Herbs to Release Pent-up Rage

Anger that isn’t released becomes Rage. There are so very many physical conditions that are the result of anger bottled up that I cannot list them here.

There’s a simple rule of thumb. If you’re attracted to this topic, you most probably have pent up rage or someone you care about deeply, who influences you deeply has it.

These herbs have been my friends through the worst times of my life and I present them to you as I got to know them.

This is not a comprehensive list of all they are and do, just what I have been privileged to come to know of. They are living spirits and have different relationships with each person.

Datura Stramonium – Rage connected to Guilt

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My article called – Deep Space Datura – is one of the most popular pages on this website. Datura is my favorite painkiller oil and I have a bottle always at hand for every physical pain and ache and soreness. It’s also a wonderful sleep inducer.

But one of its long term effects, ie., when you use it say twice or thrice over a few weeks, is the way it exhumes rage.

The rage exhumed by Datura is most often rage associated with guilt.

There’s a rage that’s the result of deep remorse we feel inside, remorse for something we felt pushed into doing, against our spirit, against our instinct.

There are small things that matter deeply to us. Calling someone to tell them something, a little habit we loved that meant a lot to us.

Our spirit can go into rage if for some reason, maybe something so small that we decided it wasn’t a priority but in fact it was.

Remorse at betrayal of oneself, is a rage extremely difficult to face because nine times out of ten, we built a personality, a life, a way of being, on that betrayal and exhuming it means demolishing this whole life we built and then rebuilding it all over again.

Sometimes we just don’t have the strength to even face such a project.

We’re so tired and spent from years of struggling to hold up this huge mountain of heaviness that we can’t face the prospect of all it would take to tear it up and start from zero.

Datura breaks the falsity down so we can come back to zero.

Through my life, I’ve learned from depending on Datura over the years, to live at zero.

To be happy, a human does not need a complicated “established” mountain of baggage. All it takes to have a happy life, is to be able to feel the breeze on your face, taste what you’re eating and drinking, and stretch out when the day is done and surrender your body and soul to the keeping of God.

Over and over, Datura brings us back to that simple state of being.

Half a tspoon of dried datura plant or a pinch of any fresh part of the plant to three cups of hot water, let sit for five minutes is as much dose as you need for a tea.

It will heat up your body, relieve joint pain triggered by cold or wet weather, and get blood moving all over. It will also put you to sleep.

Warning – NEVER take datura tea if you have to do a test the next day, or anything you can’t put off if you’re not feeling up to it.

Because its effects can run for 3 days and even up to a week. You never know when its effect will show.

Datura oil applied topically over a place that hurts, or your feet and hands before bed-time is a gentle way to have Datura in your life.

The dream space is Datura’s own home town because there we can face things that we cannot face in our waking time because our brain blocks things out of insecurity or programing.

I’ve found that our cells in certain parts of our body hold memory – not just the brain and Datura oil applied where we’re hurting or tense, brings out the repressed rage there, from those places.

Very often I’ve found the pain in those places never returns, and in the days, weeks and months following there is a change of consciousness that results in a life change – a sure sign of true healing.

There are diluted versions of Datura Stramonium available in homeopathic stores. I am not a homeopath, however I have knowledge of how various dilution levels of herbs work as my Granddad made and used them as part of our traditional medicine that predates classical homeopathy by thousands of years.

I refer to the homeopathic names because these are the dilution levels available easily and inexpensively nearly all over the world.

Datura Stramonium Q – Mother Tincture
One drop to a cup of water (NOT MORE) in times of extreme distress caused by self hatred and rage with revulsion of oneself and one’s life

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Knotted nerves all over the body because of immense feeling of being too tied up and knotted to function. All nervous ‘knotted up’ ness.

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Hot white rage just beneath the calm exterior. Often this shows in sudden outbursts of rage that seem an overreaction to the situation.
Being turned on but losing libido just before an orgasm. Suicidal instincts after an orgasm.
Turning on those we love and trying to push them away, finding reasons to disconnect from people and things we love.
In children, refusal to look at something they were all crazy about the previous day. Mood disorders where they destroy something they built up or made, with obvious anger. Urination over something they like.
Brittle nails and hair that breaks too easily.

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The feeling of consummate helplessness at getting a life together. Life defeat. Loss of life while still technically alive.
Unable to receive love and care.
Hyper sensitivity to vibration – whether sound or color or sensation.
999 times out of a 1000, the start of this was in early childhood.

Larkspur or Staphsagriya – Rage connected to Humiliation

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I first came across the power of Larkspur as a child. I used to enjoy the Nancy Drew mystery books and I was captivated by the cover of “The Password to Larkspur Lane.”

The book cover shows a woman in a wheelchair divulging a secret across a fence, while a man stares angrily from behind, with larkspur growing nearby.

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The scene lingered in my sub-consciousness.

A few days after I read that book there was very heavy rainfall and I was walking on the road, facing down, because the rain was so heavy, if I lifted my head up, I’d be blinded by the water. I was also looking down because the stones which formed the bridge from the street itself to our gate, had spaces between them and you had to be careful not to put your feet over those places.

I was just about going to put my foot on one of the stones when I had this sudden flash of the cover of the book “Password to Larkspur Lane” flash in front of me with the vivid Larkspur flowers”.

I remembered the woman in the wheelchair telling Nancy the secret. She was the insider, revealing what would solve the mystery and end the evil. And suddenly I had an instinct that it’s the imprisoned, the helpless, the otherwise hidden away, those society considers worthless that are the agents of change like nothing I could have imagined before.

The very fact that they’re still alive despite being supposedly invalid – what does that mean? They are actually of such high value that not just God but man too insists on keeping them alive.

They’re not hidden because they’re ugly or weak. They’re hidden because someone fears them. Because they are the enemy of the evil. And yet the evil cannot do without them. Their own enemy keeps them alive.

They are power.

I was ten years old then, and the way I looked at the world changed forever. I began to look for the deep, for what slipped through the cracks, for what crossed the fences.

I began to hear in my own subconscious, the voice of the woman in the wheelchair whispering across the fence. The voice of the one who knew things, us “out in the sun” could not know.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there are secrets inside us, like rocks. With our conscious mind it’s hard to understand them. It’s like they’re in a different language.

Have you ever felt that you cannot understand or express something about yourself because it’s in a different language? A frequency you don’t get anymore? But some part of you obviously clings to?

Larkspur is the unlocker of those secrets of our subconscious.

As an adult I have used Larkspur – highly highly diluted tincture – in moments of complete helplessness and frustration, when I was clogged up and just couldn’t get a grip on things.

Think woman in a wheelchair imprisoned for life. That sort of helplessness and frustration minus the visible wheelchair.

Every time I had Larkspur, my soul release came, sometimes in hours, sometimes it took a few days. Somehow the rage found a way from some language only my soul knew to some form of expression that I could understand.

I find it beyond amazing how a FLOWER could have such powers. There aren’t shrinks or psychics or pastors or whatever – who could do that. And this flower does that. It translates your howling in gibberish pent up soul rage into some form of perceivable something that you can actually use as a stepping stone to move on.

This is something you’ll never believe until you’ve tried it.

This is the medicine for all those who feel like their voice is choked.

Sometimes terror is rage, and terror at the extent of your own anger.

One drop of any form dilution of Larkspur will do once every few days.

It’s the sort of flower that will guide your instinct.

For example, those with severe pent up rage due to humiliation – the sort which makes a person’s face flushed with rage they don’t know how to express, a drop of larkspur in their eye tonic, or face splash helps.

Like I said, you’ll never believe it until you try it. And if you really need it, you will try it, now or whenever the memory of reading this comes back to you.

Henbane – Hyoscamus Niger – Pyramid of Rage – Hidden Abuse

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I read on the internet about how this was a favorite of evil witches and the stuff of nightmares and murders.

My Granddad never gave me any of that sort of drama. All plants are our family members and Granddad treated them all just so.

Granddad had a cane of henbane wood. I never saw it, he just told me he had it somewhere. Why it came up was because Granddad had these marks on his right palm, caused by putting pressure on something for a long time. I asked him what had made those marks and he told me it was his henbane walking stick.

I was surprised. Granddad didn’t need a walking stick, I’d never seen him with one.

“It’s for when I climb,” he said to me. “She helps me climb up. With hind’s feet in high places.”

“Hind’s feet in high places,” is taken out of the Bible, the very last bit of the book written by the prophet Habakkuk, that phrase always fascinated me.

“Why hind’s feet?” I asked.

“Because hind’s (the female deer) feet are so sensitive, they can find places on the high rocks safe to put one’s feet and body weight on while climbing. Do you know what gives the hind that gift, Cara?”

“Something about pressure sensors underfoot?”

“No.”

“Just instinct?”

“No.”

“What then!”

“The desire to reach the top caused by the vision of how it must feel, how it must be to reach there. The VISION Cara, the VISION, the VISION.”

“Oh my God, alright! I got it. The VISION!”

“Not just the vision of the eyes, but the vision of the spirit. Do you know what that is, Cara?”

“Yes I do!”

“Give me an example.”

“Oh alright. Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

It’s like when I was traveling to this ancient temple town, maybe two thousand years old, and about twenty minutes before I reached there, I could see these temples that I had not even seen pictures of before. And they weren’t like other ancient temples either. They were very different. But I could see them, and smell them too. I could feel them. AND they weren’t painted white in ancient times but they had only recently been painted white before I went there. And I saw them white.”

“What you’re describing is premonition vision. A sort of prophetic vision. That’s rare. Now give me an example of vision from daily life, something that’s a vision of the moment, not the past or the future.”

“Alright. Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

“Ok, it’s like when I go vegetable shopping, and I’m looking at the vegetables and I get flashes of instinct of how they’ll look when they’re done cooking and in a serving bowl.”

“Cara, that’s the future again!”

“Oh ok… Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

Alright, how about when I’m thinking of someone, and suddenly I can see what’s in their heart? It’s so clear sometimes. I just know.

That’s better. Vision in the moment is a inner clarity about a situation or a person.

What’s this got to do with hind’s feet and henbane?

The hind’s got to be in that inner clarity zone, right there thousands of feet above the chasm where one slip could end her life, where there are no other hinds up above her telling her, “You can do it baby!” No books, no phones, no help.

And Henbane’s that frequency.

Yes.

That’s why you have a cane of Henbane for when you climb. I see. Nice, Granddad. How do I get one?

You’ll never get one.

Why not!

You’re the henbane yourself.

Well why do you have one then? You’re not Henbane?

Someone gifted it to me. It looks good on the climb. Makes me seem mysterious. The younger uns get downright terrified of its knarls and knots. I get first rights over food and water.

Granddad!

Now Cara, remember, climbing is ninety percent vision and?

And?

The remaining one percent is?

I don’t know. What is it?

Letting go of that which weighs you down.

Hmm. Henbane helps with that?

Yes. It’s so light itself, it makes everything else feel so heavy so quickly, you start throwing off the unimportant things.

Granddad this is a lot for me to deal with right now. Yeah I know what you’ll say – that I’ll remember it later when I need it.

Yes.

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I remembered what Granddad said when I needed to.

Henbane’s the angel you need to keep your inner vision clear in tricky high places. If you’re there, you’ll know already what I mean.

Why I included it in this article is because there’s a sort of rage that I call a rage pyramid.

It’s because it’s rage at what was once an everyday abuse in your life, but gradually the abuse began to reduce and perhaps at the time of reading this, you don’t have the abuse anymore in your life. But the tip of the pyramid is still in your life and through it comes the entire built up pressure of the entire body of the rage of all those times.

The visible abuse is almost gone, except for this tiny tiny little manifestation. A chronic health problem, a repeating scenario of failure that comes up every now and then and bursts your bubble of happiness, a memory that comes up at the wrong times and makes you feel hopeless all over again.

If it weren’t important, it wouldn’t.

Henbane’s that frequency of sensitivity that can find and pull that out.

My Dad who was the neighborhood help-of-all in disaster, once had to dive into a well that had a sandy bottom to rescue a little child who had fallen in. The sand at the bottom of the well had shifted and covered the unconscious child. My Dad holding his breath for as long as he could began to search for clues. He then thought he saw a hair and very gently without breaking it followed it under the sand,  found it was attached to the child’s head. Dad rescued the child by that hair.

I think of henbane as something that gives us that sensitivity – to be able to pull a whole unconscious child out by one hair that’s still sticking out above the surface.

Henbane or Hyoscamus Niger is also to be taken only highly diluted and works best when you take a little of it every day over a long period.

At the time you start, you write down somewhere, exactly why you’re taking it. And then you take it till you feel you’ve reached a point where you can say you’ve reached where you wanted to be.

This is important because with Henbane’s sensitivity, you could find yourself distracted by things that aren’t so important. So write your aims down, that will sit in your subconscious and then whether it’s a year or two years or five years or twelve years, keep taking the highly diluted Henbane, just top off a finished bottle with more spring water, or distilled water or colloidal silver water, or water + 70% everclear and keep taking it, till you don’t need climbing support anymore.

Let me tell you, it isn’t a very pleasant thing having the sensitivity to find a needle in the haystack. But a time will come when you’ll realize that it was worth it.

henbane-hyoscamus-niger-nerve-painlevel, the dilution of Henbane relieves nerve pain in places other herbs find hard to reach. The inner ear, pain of the nerves because of hernia, certain types of sciatic pain, pain in the fine nerves of the throat and chronic nerve pain or neuropathy in the fingers and toes.

When the plant dries after the season the delicate fine flower pods remain – a message the spirit gets. A display of finesse in creation. Every cell of every nerve so carefully defined and true to nature.

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That’s how we become when we live with sensitivity to our spirit. We become in every way, and in every part, true to our nature.

Mandrake – Podophyllum – Rage connected to Sorrow

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Picture of Podophyllum in Brentsville, Virginia, USA

There are two kinds of Mandrake – the old world type of the Middle East and Europe- Mandragorum and the American Mandrake or Podophyllum or Mayapple.

As it’s the latter that’s most easily available these days I am focusing on it for this article. The other Mandrake works pretty much the same with a few differences that are not so important to mention as far as this topic goes.

The mandrake is legendary as an aphrodisiac. My Granddad staunchly was against the use of herbs as aphrodisiacs. “If a man or a woman is not drawn to another naturally, it is a crime to force attraction by any means.”

The mandrake however is so very much more than an aphrodisiac.

It’s an old treatment for ‘rage of sorrow‘.

When a person has lost all they loved, and the hole left is so big they feel it can never be filled or healed again; that sorrow.

In our times we see this most often in those people who have been displaced from their hometowns or countries to another place.

Our hearts have a life that’s made of everyday loving.

When that heart-life gets killed or stopped, and we are unable to express our sorrow -perhaps because we don’t even know how deeply we are affected – it becomes a rage inside with manifestations in the body like chronic inflammation, the need for constant comfort food and so on.

Often it blocks our natural desire to express our heart through sexuality, art, creative pursuits.

Every now and then, someone will tell me that they used to play a musical instrument but don’t anymore, or they used to sing or dance, or have some form of creative expression but they stopped.

And very often, if you look at it, the time you stopped enjoying what you enjoy, is most often the time your heart-life stopped. Suddenly you didn’t have the energy or will anymore to pursue what made you happy before.

Podophyllum is on that frequency we were in as a child, exploring the world without preconceived notions, where we could find pleasure in the simple things of life.

It helps us connect to the underground sea of sorrow that’s blocked out our childlike enjoyment of ourselves, and drain it out.

It’s not an immediate or even quick process. It’s a long process and sometimes you might feel like the mourning will never end. But it will.

Again, a diluted dose is more than enough, but this works best taken everyday at least.

It’s especially great for children who have faced a tragedy and are unable to terms with it.

Herbs to use with the Big 4

Those I use in combination with either one or two of the big 4 mentioned above are the following. You can use as many of them together as you please. Just keep the dose small but regular. If you don’t feel any of them are applicable to you, don’t use any of them. Never use a herb that doesn’t absolutely call to your heart.

I’m just listing the one main thing about each herb as is applicable to releasing pent up rage. They’re each a powerhouse in their own way.

Salix Nigra or Black Willow

For those who have pain in the nerves of their hands.

Viola Odorata

For those with a history of heart weakness.

Lily of the Valley

For those with a history of trauma as a child where they closed their ears to shut out the sounds.

Poison Ivy – Rhus Tox

For those who have a history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – ie. they swing between diarhhea and constipation most of the time.

Sanguinaria – Bloodroot

For those with a history of cramping and restless legs syndrome.

Mountain Rhododendron or Azalea

For those who have had problems with speech and expressing themselves in writing.

Morning Glory

For those with the tendency to destroy things they love or like.

Herbal Energies to Cope with Isolation and Recover from Isolation Trauma

Herbs are not like pills which while being ‘active’ do not carry living consciousness. Herbs have consciousness just like us and that is why they are the medicine of choice and instinct for animals in our world.

They have the nutrients to help our bodies when we’re running low. And they have the natural intelligence and consciousness to help out emotionally and spiritually so we can really heal and not just be helped in the moment.

For those who are or feel isolated, herbs are a gentle friend to help us find our way.

There are 3 kinds of isolation.

1) Isolation caused by physically moving out of your comfort zone.

This is like when a child moves out of home to university, or you leave your home town for another place.

Understanding that along with physical changes our emotional and spiritual environment has also changed will go a long way in helping us make a smooth transition.

There are several long term conditions that arise out of not reestablishing roots properly in a new environment, metabolic imbalance, chronically low immunity and so on.

There are many ways to cope with change of this kind, but my favorite is herbs. Please read the following article for herbs for reestablishment.

Herbs for Life Changes -To Support Re-Establishment, Brain Function; Vitality

 

2) Isolation without physically moving out.

An example of this kind of isolation is when there is a new addition to a family and the older members feel like they aren’t getting as much attention or care as before.

My favorite way of understanding and treating this kind of isolation is the Banyan Tree or Ficus Benghalensis.

This is one amazing tree. It has such a robust root system that while it is a young adult, it’s roots are competing already for resources, so it starts putting out roots from its above ground branches!

As time goes by, its branches spread out horizontally and let down roots that grow really long and finally reach the ground themselves. This new ‘root’ then begins to function like a tree all on its own!

So in time, what looks like a forest is actually one tree that spread out.

That’s all just one tree.

When we have that understanding that we are one life form in many bodies, that we are the one tree, we begin to find new ways to get sustenance and our family can grow, our team and organization can grow beautifully.

The Ficus (the fig is a member of this family) is also filled with nutrients to help the conditions caused by feeling isolated right on ones own home zone.

Connective tissue disorders, respiratory difficulty, sudden premature aging, anxiety disorders and self hatred are various manifestations of being unable to find new ways to connect within the home zone.

3) Isolation when you are out of your element altogether.

When you feel like a fish out of water, so totally isolated that you might as well be on another planet, and time goes by and you are not able to put down roots, you need to take action to care for yourself.

An example of this sort of life crisis is a sportsman who because of a bad injury or illness now has to face a whole new sort of life out of the sports world.

Another example is someone in an organization in which the culture is so starkly cold, dry, unfeeling and competitive compared to the warmhearted living emotional environment they were used to before.

Another example is someone who has moved to a place with a culture whose core values clash with their own drastically.

Another example is children growing up without knowing the truth about their birth identity. The body and therefore the soul is not able to pick up cues from a culture and environment it is not racially programmed to.

There are 3 most common manifestations of this sort of serious isolation.

1) Hormonal imbalance

A lack of energy is hormonal imbalance right there. Depression is hormonal imbalance.

We get our cues for hormonal balance from our environment both physical and otherwise. Imagine if we’re cut off, or not getting or cues right. It immediately begins to show as low energy and rapidly lessening motivation and we have to do more and more just to keep functional while our quality of life keeps sliding down.

Our sexual being IS our being so it can become a severe life crisis if we don’t deal with it.

2) Loss of skill

If you find that you cannot do something with the same skill and gusto you once used to do it, it’s a sign that you’ve been affected by serious isolation.

You’ve had such a shock, or such a lack of resources that your system’s bridges and connections are actually disconnected. Your fingers are taking twice as long to react to your brain’s messages.

Read on for help.

3) Rejection

Very often when we simply cannot acclimatize to an environment, we end up rejecting it and then ourselves with it.

Sexual self rejection where the person just gives up on ever finding pleasure and triggers off premature aging processes, is a common result of someone simply not able to put roots into an environment their soul has rejected.

‘Rejection’ is a word some consider bad but most often it takes a strong spirit and a highly developed intellect, and a courageous character to reject one’s environment.

It’s the spirit refusing to become part of something it doesn’t agree with in some core, vital, ways.

Such people end up being the ones who cause consciousness change because they eventually hold their own so steadfastly that others begin to follow their lead.

They are perhaps the most amazing form of mass healing.

But it isn’t easy being them.

In such a situation a person has to develop ways out of the usual, to receive and give energy so they can keep living and finish whatever it is they’re in that environment for.

I have 5 favorite herbs to deal with this serious isolation and which help the other two as well.

1) Cypress

The tall Cypress is an evergreen tree that grows straight up, holds its own nature in isolation. It’s often planted as a wind breaker as it will protect houses near it from strong winds.

An old Italian cypress juts into a stormy sky

How the Cypress manages to grow up so straight is its everyday sensitivity to every little breeze. It is so aware that every time it could relax and grow just a little sideways, it doesn’t. It asserts its own direction and so grows up straight.

For all that fastidiousness, the essential oil of Cypress us one of the most relaxing fragrances known. Apparently holding your own in all things great and small, results in a nature that’s truly truly relaxed.

2) Mugwort or Artisemia

I call it a bridge engineer because of how it helps a nervous system gone splintered with shock or weakness, connect back up.

It’s not just first-aid. Taken over a long period it helps a person develop ways to face antagonizing situations calmly and courageously.

3) Heather – Calluna Vulgaris

Heather helps one remember their own way of being no matter that the time and situation has changed.

It gives you that extra perception of the ‘big picture’ that you need when you’re in an environment you really hate. It helps you identify reasons why you’re there and ways to benefit from your time there.

It helps your body’s basic processes like digestion and respiration normalize from being frenetic sometimes and lethargic at other times.

4) Mistletoe – Viscum Album

Mistletoe is called a parasitic plant because it grows on trees. In fact, it is more of a spirit plant in a way, as so much of its energy is of the barely-physical, subtle kind.

It’s my first line of treatment for any kind of hormonal imbalance because if how it inspires the rise of primal sexual identity in a person, helping the person reaffirm their natural being and balancing hormone production in the body.

There’s a sort of widespread hormonal problem these days, that’s simply hormonal insufficiency. That means the person just doesn’t make enough hormones, and goes through life in a rather lustless way. I meant to type listless, but my phone came up with lustless and I think that’s just right there.

Mistletoe brings up primal sexual identity which is very basic motivation for life and all living.

5) The Ghost Plant, Indian Pipes – Monotropa Uniflora and Datura Stramonium

The stunning beauty called ‘Indian Pipes’ or the ‘Ghost Plant’ grows in many places but is reported most often as growing in Eastern Massachusetts, USA.

Monotropa uniflora, Indian-pipe

This plant doesn’t even grow directly on other plants, it actually gets the few physical nutrients it gets from fungi underground that get some nutrition from tree roots.

This plant is so held in form by vibration field rather than physical structure that it melts like wax when you touch it.

It’s learned to have a presence in this realm without compromising on its own unique nature.

The ghost plant helps those who need their high emotional and spiritual sensitivity to identify signs from the spirit coming through an environment that otherwise doesn’t support them, and make a way to live for as long as they need to in that environment.

A close partner of this plant is Datura Stramonium or Jimsonweed which can be taken in an extremely diluted dose – 1 drop of Datura Stramonium light infusion in water to 100ml of spring water.

I’ve clubbed them together because they work so well together.

While the ghost plant helps you identify ways to connect to your spiritual environment, Stramonium brings out into your awareness, rather dramatically, all the things in you that you hate about yourself, things you developed to survive in the environment you’ve rejected.

Any real healing requires exhuming things buried in the subconscious and this pair of Stramonium and the Ghost Plant do such a beautiful job together.

They’re both available online or at homeopathic stores in diluted forms.

They are life changing.

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Herbs to relax Heart Muscle Tension and release PTSD patterns

When we go through traumatic episodes one too many times, we learn to hold some parts of us tight, sometimes so tight that those parts of us, let’s say an area of the heart muscle for example, that the place becomes hard, taut, and even develops scar tissue or adhesions over the years.

These are notoriously hard to discover by xray or other methods because they aren’t so easy to see. But they are felt indeed and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

Very often, it is years before we notice exactly where we’ve got a hard part of an organ wall. By then the nerves and muscles in the area have fallen into the habit of being tense and staying taut, compromising blood circulation, causing that organ to be sluggish or hyperactive and/or malfunction.

Relaxing the internal organs is not as easily achieved as say – relaxing your shoulders – simply because the nervous impulses that manage these organs, are not so much controlled by the voluntary nervous system as they are by the involuntary, by the limbic system, ie., by those parts of us that are not as quick wired to our intention as our fingers or our legs.

For example, we can’t relax the heart muscle by making it go limp as we can do with our hand.

The heart needs for those things which keep it tense, to stop being there, and then it will relax. The same goes for the uterus, the liver, the kidneys, the spleen, the brain too, all the glands.

For a long term cramp, taut area, scar wall of an organ to be healed, the atmosphere of the body will have to change. What’s causing the tension will have to go and stay gone.

The HABIT of holding the tension in that area will to go.

Now, there are three major muscle tension trigger areas in the body and these work as relaxers as well. Modern science does not acknowledge them but every human instinctively knows them, because they are so closely connected to our survival and well-being on a soul level.

The tongue, the sexual organs and the heart or chest or breast region.

What the palms are to the brain, the way they and the face reflect the brain, so the tongue, the sexual organs and the breasts or chest area reflect the condition of the functional internal organs of the body.

If you went to a neurologist, a brain doctor, they could tell just by looking at your face – where it droops, how it aligns and so on, a lot about the state of the brain. Recording nerve impulse in the fingers is a famous lie detection method because of how quickly what’s happening in the brain shows up in the fingers, twitching them, moving them.

In the same way, our internal organ function, the ‘working’ of our body, our ‘life’ function – that which keeps us living, can be seen from the tongue and nose (imagine them as one instead of two separate things), the sexual organs and the heart area and can be healed from there too.

The internal organs that are in trauma can be relaxed and healed by massaging these areas consistently with relaxing essential oils.

For example – Cypress, Rose, Spikenard are famous relaxers but whichever smells relax you, whichever is the fragrance that makes you go “aaahhhhh” that’s the one you need.

Believe it or not, for those with severe heart pain, the smell of a chemical called ‘Ammonium Nitrate’ that wouldn’t be called ‘pleasant’ in any sense of the word, gives almost instant relief.

Some like the smell of lanolin or sheep skin oil, some petrol, some diesel and other smells others would consider repelling.

However, when the trauma is a long term matter, things go the other way around, and these areas can be healed and relaxed only when the organs inside relax.

In these situations herbs taken internally can make the biggest fastest difference.

We’re talking long term tension, we’re talking about cells grown tight against each other like soldiers in a battle formation, the aim being to prevent the enemy from getting past.

We’re actually talking about a sort of internal civil resistance.

Let me give you a simple example.

A person exposed to repeated betrayal by those close to them, develops a heart cramp – that mostly imperceptible reaction we have to emotional shock and pain, that over time results in the back of the heart muscle wall, hardening.

This person experiences in their life an emotional condition where they can be friendly and loving but there’s a point at which they switch off and cannot go further into intimacy with someone because there’s a wall there.

Quite literally, their heart muscle isn’t able to expand fully.

This results in various manifestations in their sexual activity, where they cannot have an orgasm ‘smoothly’ or ‘normally’ but need violent sensory pushing to break through the resistance. This naturally isn’t compatible with their real emotion and therefore they are in a state of split. They cannot hold the emotional thread from interaction to intimacy and to orgasm. It breaks off at the wall. If they are to have an orgasm at all now, they’ll have to break the wall with shock, terror, violence.

This is a common situation for those with PTSD of any sort, for some worse than others.

Becoming aware of the wall and consciously allowing love to get through is not as easy as it sounds, yet every day all over the world it happens.

Love heals everything, conquers everything.

On this journey however, there are some very very special herbs that can help. Nature has made these herbs in a beautiful state of consciousness that is immune and resistant to pain and trauma patterns.

There are two ways of relieving internal emotional and energetic pain and tension:

1) Experience out the pain.
2) Be in a state of consciousness that’s above the pain barrier

To experience out the pain, plants that are in the consciousness of triumph over pain, ie., “Yes this is hell, but damn I’m beautiful”, they help. They help us feel the pain without fear.

Typically these grow as ground cover where they could be trampled on by anyone, and yet they grow fearlessly and bloom flamboyantly.

The courage is stunning, simply simply stunning. North American has whole forests of this show of spirit warriors.
Arnica Montana, Golden Seal, Bloodroot or Sanguinaria Canadensis.

From the old world, there are the herbs that grow in the drains, in dirty water and swamps – which give a damn for their surroundings and bloom in fragrant triumph of spirit, their beauty shining out unrestricted. The beautiful lotus for example.

These spirit warriors when taken into the body change the behavior of the body from, “Oh no I’m dying,” to “I’ll be who I am no matter what,” and that gets the crap out and supports the flowering and manifestation of well-being, who we are, on every level in our bodies and our lives.

The Cactus family are warriors too. They grow in the driest most difficult places for a plant which depends on water to grow in, and they produce such exuberant wonderful blooms – stunning, simply stunning.

All these spirit warriors are traditional medicines for relieving pain directly – like Arnica Montana or indirectly through powerful killing off infection – like Golden Seal – Hydrastis Canadensis a powerful anti-cancer agent, and Bloodroot – such a powerful anti-cancer anti-tumor agent, they’ve banned ‘Black Salve which has Bloodroot in some countries like Australia because of the competition it gave the pharma and medical industry thriving on skin cancers.

Bloodroot –  Sanguinaria Canadensis

The Lotus grows in the dirtiest drains and swamps of the old world, refusing to let anything, anything disturb its sense of personal purpose, it’s own experience of beauty. While it has its nutritional benefits, its effect on an emotional and spiritual is something to be experienced.

The Rose, dares to bloom with weapons in her hands on all sides – the famous thorns. Nutritionally the fruit of the Rose is a most potent source of Vitamin C of fighting power. But its consciousness of spirit warriorhood is a whole other level.

The Cactus (Grandiflora) is a famous healer of heart problems and it isn’t quite possible to die of a heart attack while it is at hand.

It gives a damn for how ‘appropriate’ or sensible it is for tender beautiful petals to unfurl under the desert sun.

These are just some of the spirit warrior plants. When you go out on your walk next, keep your eyes open for spirit warriors facing the odds and overcoming the impossible around you – growing on almost nothing, growing out of the smallest cracks, achieving impossible feats while the world goes right by, experiencing the glory of the spirit despite everything.

And then there are:

2) Plants with the consciousness that’s above the fight.

Moutain Bauhinia, Spikenard, Pomegranate, Mountain Rhododendron, Mate (Mah-Tay – Ilex Paragueyensis)

These thrive at high altitudes where there’s no one but God looking at them, though they will grow in the plains as well. It makes no difference to them.

Spirit warriors rooted, drenched, soaked, emanating purpose, their vision filled with what is eternal, what is right, what is their own spirit purpose.

On a physical level these are famous old and ancient healers, perhaps the ultimate healers. On a holistic level they resolve all those issues that arise from confusion of purpose or the hard walls built up by resistance to one’s own spirit purpose.

For example, if someone loves to dance, but they’re stopped from dancing, and they internalize that and they themselves stop themselves from dancing. That self-resistance.

Just like those who won’t let themselves love fully because they’ve grown too hurt and betrayed, have that internal wall that manifests into actual organ wall hardness and cramps. That’s a sort of self resistance too.

These ethereal healers help a person come out of self-resistance zone, and fearlessly manifest their life purpose.

They relieve that feeling of futility that comes with being cut off from one’s spirit purpose.

Mountain Bauhinia or Bauhinia Variegata is a complete Pituitary restorative tonic. This means for any sort of long term hormonal imbalance where there’s pain, tightness, trauma in the reproductive organs or function, it will heal.

Spikenard – It makes blocked energy flow out from the center of the body. Do you need to know more? Here’s a whole article about it.

Pomegranate –  The fruit is famous – but the leaves and flowers. Maybe I’m biased. My ancestors depended on Pomegranate for medicine like people depend on salt for taste in food. Every medicine in the house had some form of pomegranate it. I tend to put it into everything too.
The leaves are calming and sedative and grow baby bones. The flowers have the consciousness effect I talk about in this article. The fruits- well I’ll leave that to the internet to describe.

Mountain Rhododendron

Up at 14,000 feet I saw them not giving a damn for limitations or boundaries. A blood builder in the worst of times. Any sort of anemia – especially the sort that’s often rooted in not believing life’s worth anything anymore, will be healed by Rhododendron or Azalea.

You have any sort of bullshit in your head about how ‘valid’ your existence is, Mountain Rhododendron will set you right.

Mate (Mah-Tay) or Yerba Ilex Paraguayensis

 

A spirit warrior who keeps the faith and the vision even when the oxygen levels are falling, and the heart is finding it hard to keep going, Mate is famous for supporting respiration and through it heart and blood circulation at high altitudes.

As we grow ‘dim’ because of trauma, and our organs and muscles in general don’t expand and contract as they should to allow the full flow of life energy through us, we stop breathing fully.

Mate with its consciousness of being fixed on life purpose, supports our failing insufficient breathing and slowly rehabilitates our ability to live knowing our purpose and our worth despite circumstances.

How to Heal your Voice

Throughout history humans have used the nuances of voice to understand one another. We understand instinctively what we really mean by the little jumps and stops and changes in tone and pitch and volume of our voices.

My interest in the topic started back in school days when the school choir was competing in a big competition and we were all very careful to keep our voices in order through the months of practice for the big day. I noticed all the things affecting our voices, and very little was about catching a cold.

At one point in my life trauma made me unable to sing for years.

I found out that heart trouble and voice trouble go together.

To heal our voice, means to give our soul wings again.

To give our soul wings again, we need to get to the point where we feel we are beautiful again.

That important thing being said, while we’re waiting for that to happen, here are:

Three things to heal the Voice holistically

1) Normalize base body temperature

In my school days when I was part of the choir, I would stand with the other girls outside the door of the school hall where we would practice every morning at 8, waiting for the doors to be opened. In the chilly early morning we would try to warm up a bit and many would be pretty much croaking.

I learned then that body warmth affects the voice a LOT.

Those who have voice problems invariably have a problem maintaining a stable correct body temperature. It falls below normal because of trauma, or hormonal imbalance.

A herb that is excellent to help establish a stable body temperature in Mistletoe.

Yes, the same one under which some kissing ought to happen this month. It has to be taken long term though, as changing base body temperature is something that takes time.

Oh, you reading are under the Mistletoe right now, so mmmmmmuah. There you have been kissed. Merry Christmas to you too.

For men, to raise body temperature Nettle tea is great. It has to be had in small doses though as it can have a laxative effect.

For women (and men whose hands have gotten REALLY cold), the Pitcher Plant, or Drosera is an immediate pick-me-up.

Pitcher Plant - Drosera

Look at the beauty of this carnivore plant. It traps insects going in and contracts and chews up the insects with its sheer muscle strength. A whole lot of heat is generated through this process.. muscle heat. It’s very impressive.

 

2) Tone up the muscles

The voice is all about the muscles. From the heart which is a muscle, to the lungs which are muscle to the vocal cords themselves, to the tongue which again, is a muscle, it’s all about tone and strength and flexibility.

Exercises that build muscle strength and flexibility, the ability to contract and expand rhythmically, will not only drastically help your voice heal, but will do so many other wonderful things for the body.

Breathing exercises, just simple deep breathing, hold the breath as long as possible and then slowly releasing it, makes a big difference. Just practice deep breathing for about five minutes whenever you can through the day.

Exercise that traumatizes the lungs also traumatizes the voice, so it’s important to keep things peaceful and calm.

Then there is nutrition for the muscles.

It is easy to incorporate these into your schedule. They must be used for at least a few months, in small doses once a day at least.

Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto

This is one powerful herb for the muscles everywhere and therefore for the voice as well. It helps the muscle tissue let go of lumps of material they can’t use but are still holding on to because they don’t get enough nutrition when they need it. This makes muscle tissue smooth and functional insteaf of lmped up and rusty. It’s what you take, especially men, if you have muscles tired because of either lack of exercise or over exercise and lack of enough rest in the long term. Muscle refreshing and toning, I suppose is what sums up Saw Palmetto.

Black Cohosh or Cimicifuga Racemosa

Black Cohosh helps muscle tissue recover from trauma because of blood pressure and hormonal excesses and imbalance. If you have had trauma to the uterus, heart or lungs either through trauma (like hemorrhage, cardiac arrests, asthma attacks) or anything that made either of these organs go into an abnormal panic, Black Cohosh will help recover. If you have it as tea it will soothe the inner lining of the throat which is a nice thing if you’re after healing your voice.

Pearl Millet

Pearl Millet

This one has got the nutrition required to support the muscles in letting dead cells go and making new healthier ones. A spoonful of powdered millet a day makes changes that can felt in as little as a week. It increases muscle strength gradually but surely.

More about herbs to rehabilitate the lungs, the heart for voice function:
Rehabilitating the Lungs from Shock and Trauma
Herbal Treatment to Energize the Heart and Lungs
Herbs for Muscle Healing

3) Acknowledge what your voice is saying.

Voice is an expression of the soul. It has to be respected and listened to. Sometimes it’s easy to mentally understand what it’s saying by just listening to our voice with an open heart. Sometimes it’s not so easy. We have to learn to respect our Voice, and let it be. In every state we humans are beautiful. There is a right time for everything.

UPDATE

I recently found that the beautiful Butterfly Bush or Buddleja or Buddleia with it’s amazing soothing of traumatized nerve endings in places few other herbs reach, is a powerful first aid remedy as well as provider of rehabilitation of the nerves that support voice function. You can read about it here: Frailty and Fragility Support – Butterfly Bush – Buddleja

Nervous & Emotional Healing with Cardio-Restorative Herbs

I’m a veteran of heart problems having had cardiac insufficiency due to trauma since the age of 8 and actually had two cardiac arrests at the age of 19. I was told then that there was no chance of a normal life ahead for me. They said I’d live only with the help of drugs to keep my heart beating regularly enough, and things like having a baby would be at the risk of death, unlikely anyway as I wouldn’t be able to cope with the increased heart rate that’s part of sex.

My Great-Great Grandad John Waltham didn’t even hear me out when I started telling him all that. He put me on the path to healing my heart and in the process over the years I used what I’d learned to help others – people and animals.

I’ve learned that if someone has a problem with their emotions – whether their heart is broken by a tragedy or a loss, or whether they experience un-explainable sorrow, or whether they feel emotionless and blocked up – a common experience for those with depression, all these can be helped in big ways with herbs that have traditionally been used to support and heal the physical heart.

Of course, just as there’s no point filling up your car’s tank with fuel if you don’t actually turn it on and go somewhere, so there’s no point taking herbs for healing, if you don’t use that support to find out what’s troubling you emotionally and face it. I wish they’d taught us that skill in school or at home growing up – it would’ve saved so many such pain.

But coming back to the herbs. The following are some of my most favorite herbs that not only heal the heart, but help the nervous system frequency get back to normal and help the person emotionally.

St. Ignatius Bean – Strychnos ignatii


or Ignatia is considered first aid because it sort of shocks the heart and the nervous system (taken in a tiny dose of course). The resulting effect has been called similar to Prozac.

What it does is deliver a tiny shock that stimulates the body into reacting to the shock with natural calming and soothing processes.

Now if someone had actually shocked our physically heart, the body would respond to that with all our natural healing processes starting up.

But the need for botanicals like Ignatia arise when the ‘hit’ or the ‘shock’ is an emotional one, and we suppress that from our awareness for whatever reason. In that case, for a long while the tissues of our body hold the tension, the nerves around the tissues stay magnetized in a particular high-tension frequency waiting for relaxation and release.

If that does not happen in a timely fashion, the tension everywhere gets conveyed to the heart through the blood and the heart – a healthy one at least does try to make the person aware that something’s wrong.

The feeling of tightness in the chest, the feeling of the heart fluttering, the feeling of the heart beating faster, all these are not just things for people with heart problems, they are the every day experience of humans of all ages everywhere. They are part of our inbuilt life experience, to help us make sense of what’s happening with us, to show us the paths to take in life.

And they have powerful effects on the rest of our body as well.

But all that is numbed down if we have an attitude of emotional suppression.

And that’s when we need plants like St. Ignatius Bean, that TELL the heart, “You, Yes You”. And then deliver a much required SLAP.

It won’t replace actual emotional awareness, but it does make the body react bringing relief to the entire system at least in the moment.

Read more about how St.Ignatius Bean works:
Herbs to Demagnetize the Body for Cell Regeneration
Herbal Medicine for Vaccination Recovery & Side-effects

Lily of the Valley – Convallaria

Lily of the Valley causes a sort of spasm in the muscles of the body – remember the heart IS a muscle – because it gets the tiny little nerve endings on the muscles to change their frequency – a frequency brought on by trauma.

I have used it as first aid several times to relieve the pain after an emotional drama makes the nervous system and the heart all clenched up and tense and painful.

One drop of Lily of the Valley to 100ml of water, and that taken one drop, is enough to give considerable pain relief almost immediately just because of the relaxation of the nerve endings around the heart. Used with other heart support herbs it’s just wonderful altogether.

Cactus Grandiflora

Cactus stabilizes the nervous frequency and with it the heart beat.

Just like everything in nature moves to a beat, so our bodies move to the beat of our heart.

Imagine what would happen if in an orchestra, the conductor, the person who keeps beat so that the violins can play in harmony with the trumpets and the pianist and all the other players, forgets a beat or two, or just loses it and jerks about.

Cactus is medicine for the conductor of the music of our bodies and souls- the Heart. It soothes, inspires stability and calm.

You see the Cactus is a plant that doesn’t exactly grow in the most eay places to grow. A desert plant, it knows to wait. It feels the heat in the day without the drama plants from the temperate zones would go through, and it feels the cold desert nights just as calmly. When it has resources, it uses them frugally, storing up the rest. As if to prove that drama is not required to produce the most beautiful things, it puts out beautiful flowers and fruit that is food for living beings all around, just like those plants that grow with plenty of water and in rich soil. Such a wonderful gift to mankind, is Cactus, and such wonderful medicine for the heart and the whole body.

If you go through emotional extremes, Cactus will help you, it knows how to deal with extremes.

Rosehips

The Rose is about courage. Plain and simple. Physically, emotionally, everyone’s got a different experience, and there’s a lot written about the Vitamin C in Rosehips and all that. It all however comes down to one thing, it gives the heart and the body strength, and it gives the soul the feeling of being able to do what the person wants to do.

A lot of our emotional problems, depression and so on stem from feeling unable to do what we have to do to get where we want to get. It’s sad when a peson believes they just don’t have it in them to do what their soul longs to more than anything else. Life itself seems pointless unless we’re moving towards our dream.

Hawthorn or Crategeus

Hawthorn
Hawthorn

The Heart deeply and powerfully affects the hormonal situation in the body, influencing the balance (or imbalance) between male-female, hot-cold, active-resting hormones in the body.

Hawthorn helps those who have had trauma in the long term that has resulted in hormonal imbalance of any sort. Depression, inability to enjoy every day life, sexual deficiency, sensory deficiency, are all rooted in the heart’s not being able to play its role in the hormonal processes of the body well enough.

Hawthorn helps clear up blocked pathways, making blood flow easier. It balances flow of rhythm and circulation between the various compartments of the heart itself.

It strengthens the heart, toning its very tissue and with a stronger heartbeat so much in the body feels better already.

Both as first aid and as part of long term rehabilitation, Hawthorn is just wonderful.

Nettle – Urticaria

Nettle doesn’t have to be taken in big doses – which can have laxative effects – to support a heart that’s weak or inefficient because of sluggishness.

How does a heart go sluggish? A life of not getting enough real holistic stimulation can make the heart disinterested and withdrawing to the point of stopping responding to sensory stimulus even.

Our world is full of ways to stimulate the mind, the senses, the body, but these ignore the heart and the emotions for the most part. Exposure to this on a daily basis, leaving the heart behind, makes it withdraw and atrophy.

A whole lot of circulatory problems ensue which further cause all kinds of problems as so much in the body depends on the highways – the blood circulation.

Emotional stimulation – a life that you FEEL, that moves your heart, is the only LIFE really.

Nettle can support the heart in coming out again and from there you you have to be brave and let your self feel, and follow those feelings.

Lavender flowers – Lavandula Augustifolia

The connection between the heart and the brain is obviously one of the most important highways of the body. Tension and congestion here is bound to create trouble everywhere.

Lavender relaxes the nerves all over but especially in this area and therefore should be considered first aid for those facing problems stemming from deficient blood circulation to the head.

Most sleep trauma conditions, skin problems that are restricted to or most visible on the face and neck, scalp imbalances, chronic ENT issues that are emotionally or stress triggered are all helped by Lavender.

Herb Robert – Geranium Robertiana

This little flower grows in radiation hit zones because of it’s ability to maintain its own energy system independent of the surroundings. As such it is support in recovery from radiation induced sickness – nausea and the like.

For the heart specifically it is of great help in our times, as the Heart is affected by the frequency of every sorts of ‘radiation’ and a lot of what shows up as disinterest in life, the inability to taste well with the tongue, sluggish lymphatic draining etc. is the Heart’s needing a bit of a detox and comeback to regular frequency.

Passionflower – Passiflora Officinalis

Passionflower relaxes the nerves. It supports the various connective nerves of the body making life so much easier for the heart as it has to pump blood around.

Passionflower makes the environment around the heart to relax so the heart can relax too.

Best of all Passionflower helps break the habits our nervous system forms through stress, so for those who have had heart disease for along time, this can help break the habit of holding the heart muscle tight and cramped and furthering the problem.

Mistletoe – Viscum Album

The great balancer herb, and associated with romance around Christmas, Mistletoe balances the blood flow within the heart reducing the risk of a heart attack, reducing the risk of nervous breakdowns, emotional meltdowns and flare-ups and all that drama.

Think of it as a sort of buffering system. For those with atrial fibrillation and heart beat irregularity (arrhythmia), and ventricular disorders Mistletoe lends a sort of buffering so everything feels better almost immediately.

If you’re an emotional tight-rope walker, with great demands made on your heart every day, Mistletoe is the one for you.

Jujube – Zizyphus

This berry has all the nutrition the body needs for recovery from both short term and long term nervous and cardiac fatigue.

Tiredness of the mind, of the heart, and of the physical parts of us can be relieved in many ways, still this one is a cut above the others because it’s got a little of everything in a beautiful simple combination.

It’s just refreshing.