3 Herbs Ruled by Mars for Health Benefits

Happy New Year!

Aries season is here! With Spring comes a new zodiac cycle, initiated by Aries — which is ready to usher us into new energies.

NOWW is time to embrace the gung-ho energy of the new year! Not during January, when nature is barren… that just doesn’t make sense. It’s during the Spring equinox when we embody forward-moving energy.

Aries, the ruler of the “I am” concept, is a fiery masculine sign that’s all about self, exploration, and leadership. It also harnesses the Mars energy to embody the traits of being ambitious, courageous, and driven. Mars will stimulate that INNER FIRE!

If you need a little extra oomph through this transition into spring, infuse some Mars-ruled herbal teas. The three plants below work with Mars’s principle of action — which is something I need a little more of after this sleepy winter!

*Combine a with a Solar ruled herb like calendula or St Johns’s wort for even more fiery stimulation.

3 Martian Herbs for Health Benefits

(Stinging) Nettles: Nettle is a plant that’s ruled by Mars and it has little furry hairs that sting (sort of like Aries). This herb flourishes during Aries season and can help cool the constitution of those who are prone to anger and quick tempers. Nettle can be a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which are great for supporting the immune system.  

Coriander: The leaves of coriander are known as cilantro and the seeds can be used for incense burning, curries, pickling spices, and even in sausages. Also ruled by Mars, this herb has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can be used to treat digestive issues and relieve joint pain.

Barberry: Another antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant herb ruled by Mars, barberry can be an aid with digestion and colon cleansing. It has been shown to help smooth the muscles in your intestine lining which helps to reduce gastrointestinal pains. 

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You can find St. John’s wort to help improve your mood and assist with feelings of mild depression in my Brain Boost + Mood Elevation Herbal Tea.

Improve cognitive function and enhance your mood without reaching for coffee with the help of Chaga and dandelion root.

*St. John’s wort is known to interfere with depression and other medications

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