Love Potion #9


It's coming up...my favorite holiday! Valentine's Day is such a fun time

to celebrate love. Romantic love, family love, chosen family love, etc!

Today's blog post will focus on 4 medicinal plants that boost all things love:

Anatomical Heart Boost: Crataegus AKA Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a cream of the crop heart herb. It's in the rose family and acts as a cardio-protective plant. Hawthorn helps to dilate blood vessels to decrease blood pressure and improve circulation. It also helps decrease abnormal heart rhythms and strengthens the heart muscles.

Emotional Heart Boost: Leonurus cardiaca AKA Motherwort

Motherwort is aptly named for its nurturing, comforting ability to soothe the emotional heart. It's great for soothing nervousness, irritability, heart palpitations, and depression. Leonurus swoops in and gives all those feelings a big hug until they dissolve away.

Libido Boost: Cordyceps AKA Caterpillar Fungus

Before you get too weirded out by caterpillar fungus, cordyceps is a bang for your buck medicinal. It improves excessive fatigue, tonifies the heart, and is an aphrodisiac. Here's something you'll never hear anywhere else: if you want to spice things up in the bedroom, bring in some caterpillar fungus! It's sweet and warming and when it's in a capsule, you can't taste it anyway.

Hormone Balancer: Lepidium AKA Maca

Maca root is called an adaptogenic herb, which means it adapts to whatever your body needs. Maca is specific for all things related to sex hormones, including infertility, low libido, menopausal symptoms, and depression and anxiety. This tonifying herb has a nourishing quality and supports the body through all of life's phases.

For more information about herbs for love, feel free to reach out! Be well, my friends!

#naturopathicmedicine #emotionalhealth #love #holidays

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