Our Bodies: An Intimate Look at Gender, Plant Medicine + Menstruation
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.
Should I Take Raspberry Leaves for Womb Health?
Rubus idaeus, aka red raspberry, is a member of the rose family native to Europe, North America, and Asia. Though raspberry does not bloom a flower quite as stunning as the rose, the plant similarly overflows with medicinal properties.
This "Weed" is Used for Dream Divination and Period Pain Relief
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.
PMS and Cramps Are Not the Same
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.
Moon Time Brujas: A Guide to Mindful Menstrual Rituals
When it happens every month, let's stop the dread and celebrate this time. Blood can be fun! Here's 4 tried-and-true rituals for when you're on your period.