Even with the right lifestyle choices, headaches and migraines can strike when we least expect it, and surprisingly may just be a part of our monthly cycles. That doesn't mean that one must have to suffer in silence. There are many herbal plants and remedies that can be used to help our menstrual cycles to provide balance, relief, and ease of those bothersome headaches.
Five Mexico City-based artists, activists, and educators joined Xula for this photo essay that provides an intimate look about how these individuals relate to plants, natural remedies, gender, and menstruation.
Using the tools of plant medicine, energy work, and more, Lotus shares these tools and her wisdom to support others in living their most embodied, fulfilling lives, curating thoughtful spaces and communities for Black and Brown bodies to experience limitless love and healing.
What are the defining qualities of a Master Herbalist? The many roles Karen M. Rose embodies as an herbalist reflects the beauty of preserving the practices of our diverse origins that not only distinguish our unique talents, but bridge communities deprived of the knowledge and practices they need to heal themselves.
The human gut microbiota (especially gut bacteria) play a pivotal role in your wellbeing—and everything you consume, down to hemp and other herbs, canbe the difference between feeling funky and being your best.
So what do you call a weed that’s been used as a medicinal plant, culinary herb, acupuncture aid, and spirit tool for centuries? Mugwort has entered the chat. Mugwort is what’s referred to as a oneirogen, or oneirogenic herb because it has the ability to create or intensify dreamlike states of consciousness.
Riding the wave that is the menstrual cycle can get crazy. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) ripple through the lives of people with wombs flooding them with mixed emotions and symptoms. If we understand the causes and differences, we can address our symptoms and adjust our environments to nurture our bodies.