Biology of Kundalini A Science and Protocol of Spiritual Alchemy    

Herb List


ASHITABA—The Asian longevity herb Ashitaba is perhaps THE major adaptogenic herb useful as an aid to kundalini-actives. Like Dong quai Ashitaba belongs to the Angelica family; I suggest you grow your own as the prices are rather steep. Ashitaba will provide strength and protection during the peak phase, and nerve recovery for exhaustion phase because it stimulates the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is essential in the development and survival of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. In one study, using 1% Ashitaba dry powders, a 20% increase of NGF concentration was noted after only four days!

In China Ashitaba has a long history in the healing arts to: purify the blood & remove toxic wastes; detoxify the liver; enhance kidney function; support digestive & G.I. health; enhance peristalsis, cleanse the colon; harmonizes the spleen and stomach; regulate blood sugar level, balances insulin, reduces hyperglycemia; improve lung function; relieve smooth muscle spasms in the arteries & bronchial tubes; reduce blood pressure; enhance blood circulation; regulate cholesterol level; reduce joint & muscular pain; anti-viral & anti-bacterial actions; suppress cell mutation; inhibit general inflammation; strengthen the immune system; improve visual acuity; menopausal relief; smoother skin texture; also contains melatonin as an aid to natural sleep cycles.

Ashitaba out performs all other herbs tested for their antioxidant potential based on the ORAC guide (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Ashitaba is a superfood containing eleven vitamins including, Vitamins: β-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B12, thirteen minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes, carotene, germanium, saponins, proteins, plant fibers, glycosides, coumarins, and a rare class of flavonoids called chalcones, which are unique flavonoid compounds that give the juice its yellow color. The many potential effects of flavonoids include defending cells against carcinogens, curbing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and preventing blood clotting, helping to protect the organs from destructive free radicals and slow the aging process on a cellular level and the inhibition of general inflammatory processes. The germanium, in Ashitaba promotes production of Interferons (IFNs), which are natural proteins produced by the cells of the immune system to prevent viruses and bacteria from penetrating into our cells. —Seeds

ASHWAGANDHA—The adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha root inhibits acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine. Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-anxiety, anti-stress, antioxidant, cognition-enhancing, immune-boosting, rejuvenating and has also been noted to have aphrodisiac sex-enhancing properties. Its antioxidant capacity was found an increase in the levels of three natural antioxidants — superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase in the brain. Studies show that Ashwagandha even promotes the formation of dendrites.

ASTRAGULUS--Digestion, raises metabolism, reduces hyperthyroidism, enhances immunity, chi tonic, anabolic-builder of cells and strengthens cell processes, increase macrophage numbers and killer cell effectiveness, induces interferon production, anti-cancer, strengthens liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenals, vasodilating, anti-inflammatory, increases DNA synthesis in the liver, aids detoxification and increases membrane fluidity.

ARTICHOKE LEAVES--Might be good to include in a metamorphic formula for toning, detoxifying protecting and supporting the liver and digestive system. Its antioxidant, tonic, cardiotonic and is used in irritable bowel syndrome and other bowel problems.

BURDOCK--Burdock seed is good source of nutrients such as iron, to help build the body. It is also good for skin sores and is antibacterial and antifungal.Hormonal balancing. a strong liver purifier with particular value for skin, arthritic, and glandular problems. It is a specific in all blood cleansing and detoxification problems as an aid in neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body; in the support treatment of liver problems, gallstones, flu, and to support the kidneys in filtering acids from the blood stream; to purify the blood, to treat gout and ulcers, arthritis, rheumatism, and help with skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. The root is said to be an effective aphrodisiac, useful in treating impotence and sterility. Burdock is also considered a diuretic, mild laxative and aids in the elimination of uric acid.By improving the function of many organs of elimination (i.e. liver, kidneys, bowels), many health conditions may be improved.

BACOPA--Helps to synthesize neurons and strengthen worn-out ones in the hippocampus where memories are created and retrieved. Intellect, antianxiety, cortisol suppression.

CAT'S CLAW--The vine bark of Cat's claw is an immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, cellular protector, anticancerous. Bowel cleanser and anti-inflammatory for bowel problems, reduces pain, tonic, anti-depressant, antioxidant, anticoagulant, might thin blood.

CINNAMON--Cinnamon Extract is known for restoring insulin sensitivity. It normalizes levels of blood glucose, insulin, and lipids; and helps to reduce the formation of AGEs. Loss of insulin receptor sensitivity and impaired glucose metabolism results in high levels of blood sugar and accelerates oxidation and cross-linking of the tissues.

CORDYCEPS--Cordyceps sinensis is a mushroom shown to improve cellular energy production, enhance oxygen utilization in the body. It increases blood circulation, making oxygen and nutrients more rapidly available to all parts of the body. It stimulates the immune system and enhances the natural antioxidant systems of the body.

DEVILS CLAW--Pain, headaches, fever, sedative. Digestion, increases stomach acid, anti-inflammatory, lymphatic stimulant, improves liver function and that of gall bladder, bladder and kidneys, regulates fatty acids in the blood.

DONG QUAI--Blood tonic, will help with heart palpitations and ringing in the ears, increases the effect of sex hormones, reduces hot flushes. Dong quai dilates blood vessels, facilitating the heart's pumping ability and possibly lowering blood pressure as a result. Stimulates the central nervous system and increases blood flow throughout the body. Nourishes body fluids, counters fatigue, and lowers blood pressure. As a rich source of vitamin B12, dong quai may play a role in stimulating red blood cell production. It may therefore indirectly boost energy and lessen fatigue by increasing the number of red blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body.

ECHINACEA--Echinacea inhibits the hyalurnoidase enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid in skin and connective tissue, thus preserving collagen. It also stimulates fibroblasts to produce more hyaluronic acid and to repair tissue. This helps strengthen the body's first line of defense against infection and lowers its permeability to pathogens. Since the body is undergoing massive connective tissue changes during metamorphosis taking Echinacea at this time would reduce infection potential when the body is in a vulnerable condition, and will help the emerging spiritualized body to have greater strength and integrity. (rf: Echinacea, Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D.)

FEVERFEW--Feverfew might be a useful herb to reduce the hyperactivity of the CNS during kundalini. Long term users often report beneficial side effects such as relief from depression, nausea and arthritic pain due to inflammation. Part of the herb's action appears to be via an inhibition of secretion of the granular contents from platelets and neutrophils in the blood. The migraine-relieving activity of feverfew is believed to be due to parthenolide, an active compound that helps relieve smooth muscle spasms, thus it helps prevent the constriction of blood vessels in the brain (one of the leading causes of migraine headaches. Feverfew helps inhibit prostaglandins and histamine released during the inflammatory process, so preventing spasms of the blood vessels in the head that trigger migraine attacks. It has been shown to inhibit serotonin release from platelets. Platelets release the hormone serotonin during a migraine attack and serotonin constricts blood vessels. Although headaches and inflammation are not normally involved in the kundalini complex, research needs to be undertaken using feverfew as a moderator for excessive prostaglandin production that might occur during kundalini due to the increase in free radicals. Free radicals are generated in the course of prostaglandin synthesis and inhibitors of prostaglandin synthesis are free radical scavengers.

FIGS--Although figs are 50% sugar, because of their high fiber content, they still have a low glycemic index (

Eating ten dried figs gives you 33% of the calcium RDA. Unlike other fruits with inedible seeds, figs contain the valuable omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. They also contain from 4 to 50 times more bioflavonoid antioxidants than do other fruits. Figs have the highest overall mineral content of all common fruits--they're high in iron and ounce for ounce they're higher in calcium than cow's milk. Dried figs have a much higher level of the phenol makeup, which is rich in antioxidants and is antiseptic to micro-organisms; though their sugar content is apt to feed yeast infection.

FO TI--(Polygonum multiflori) he shou wu, is a Chinese antiaging tonic, energizer and vitalizer shown to increase SOD levels and contains an antioxidant similar to resveratrol. It nourishes the blood, tonifies the liver and kidneys, strengthens sinew, cartilage and bone. It restores hair color and strengths the entire lumbar region.

GARLIC--Garlic may be the best antioxidant. Garlic is rich in selenium is cofactor of glutathione peroxidase and also in another trace mineral, manganese, which also functions as a cofactor in superoxide dismutase. Studies have found that in adults deficient in manganese, the level of HDL (the "good form" of cholesterol) is decreased. Garlic also increases antioxidant enzyme, glutathione-S-transferase in the stomach and small intestine.

GINSENG--Adaptogen, regulates blood sugar, balance, reduces fatigue, increases energy, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, for shock, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, fever reducing, endurance, strengthens spleen and stomach, improves oxygen uptake, improved cardiovascular performance, restores equilibrium to adrenals, hormones, blood sugar, blood pressure and immunity, increases DNA/RNA synthesis in the liver. Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is milder and cheaper and might be better for the awakenings themselves, then a shift may be made to the stronger versions for post-awakening recovery.

GINGER--Powdered ginger is a good addition to any kundalini herb mix as it increases circulation and the effectiveness of the other herbs. Helps neutralize stomach acids, enhance the secretion of digestive juices and tone the muscles of the digestive tract. Thus will also aid the digestive system which is very often in distress during the first few years of kundalini. Ginger will also give relief from dizziness, vertigo, heart palpitations and the sense of gravity warping from the heart expansions.

GINKGO--Excellent free radical protection, improves transmission rate of nerve cells, increases serotonin reception sites, improves circulation, mental and sexual function, inhibits cortisol synthesis thus anti-stress. Nerve and vascular protector and restores receptor sensitivity, including the serotonin receptor and acetycholine (Muscarinic) receptors.

Ginkgo maintains the strength of blood vessels by helping deliver glucose to the cells, which ensures that the blood vessels have the energy they require. It also scavengers free radicals, which can damage the cells and tissues; neutralizes dangerous substances in the blood; and works to open constricted blood vessels. It heals and protects and opens blood vessels leading to increased oxygen supply and nutrition to the cells. It relaxes the arteries and veins in times of spasm, and it stimulates them in times of paralysis.

Used in combination with Vitamins A and E and selenium Ginkgo inhibits cell damage from sunlight, by cleaning up free radicals, through strengthening the capillaries and reducing inflammation. Aging occurs when tissues are starved of nutrients and oxygen, which happens when the blood vessels are constricted.

Gingko increases protein synthesis in the brain and restores cell membrane fluidity. It is effective against the slowing of the metabolism, thickening of the blood, damage to blood vessels, decreased brain activity, oxygen deprived tissues. Ginkgo improves irrigation of tissues, aids lymphatic system, prevents edema. The bioflavonoids in Ginkgo improve the absorption of vitamin C and since it improves the delivery system all cells receive better nutrition, cleansing and oxygen. Ginkgo promotes the work of the adrenal glands by helping cell receptors absorb adrenal hormones. Ginkgo increases both the number and sensitivity of epinephrine and norepinephrine (Alpha2 adrenoreceptors) receptors; resulting in increased negative feedback inhibition of noradrenaline release and decreased excess noradrenaline.

Arachidonic acid, a fatty acid, is one of the lipids that forms cell membranes. If this fatty acid is attacked by free radicals, new chemical compounds result, including prostaglandins and thromboxanes, which promote inflammation that can damage and age healthy cells. Ginkgo stops the cascade of arachidonic acid derivatives without causing harmful side effects.

GOAT'S RUE--French Lilac (Galega officinalis) is used in insulin-sensitizing, capable primarily of lowering blood sugar and insulin and aiding diabetes, restores cortisol receptor sensitivity, optimizes lipid profile, lowers body fat, maintains levels of growth hormone, stimulates immunity, extends lifespan, retards AGEs and crosslinking.

GOLDENSEAL--Goldenseal too has a long traditional use in North America as an immune system stimulant, and antibiotic for people suffering from seasonal illness, chronic and life-threatening infections. Science suggests that this herb also stimulates macrophage production, and one of its constituents berberine is directly antibiotic to protazoans and pathogenic anerobes.

GOTU KOLA--In India it is known as the most spiritual of all herbs and is said to develop the crown chakra. Anti-spasmodic, nervine, for fatigue and depression, calms and clarifies the mind, tonic, improves circulation and nerve health, balances brain hemispheres, improves memory and intelligence. Daniel Mowrey in "Herbal Tonic Therapies," says that this improvement in learning and memory correlated with a decrease in the brain neurotransmitters norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. Stimulates repair of skin, hair nails and connective tissue, promotes collagen and bone density. Aids liver function and purifies blood. The stimulant Calamus (Sweet Flag) root  is often used with Gotu kola to improve metal focus.

GRAPESEED EXTRACT--A nontoxic antiseptic and antibacterial immune system aid will help clear up pathogens so the immune system can concentrate on transmutation. It is ten times more effective than Chlorine Bleach, Silver Oxide and Iodine. Internally it can be used for digestive upset, gastrointestinal disorders, diarrhea, food poisoning, parasites candida yeast infections, thrush, oral infections, colds and flu, sore throats, strep throat, mouthwash, sinusitis and more! Externally grapefruit seed extract works well for acne, nail fungus, athletes foot, cold sores, warts, cuts, scrapes, wounds and infections, rashes, head lice, dandruff, chickenpox etc... Powdered extract can be bought from and in liquid form from

GRAVIOLA—One of the best herbs to take during kundalini activation might be the leaves of graviola or soursop. Its antimutagenic, anticancerous properties guard against free radical damage. The increased free radical load of metamorphosis can increase the danger of getting cancer, especially of the digestive system, because it gets so disrupted. Graviola also has strong antipathogenic properties which support the immune system by reducing parasites and fungi. It is a nervine, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant and antidepressant as well. Use with probiotics and digestive enzymes if taking graviola in theraputic dose for more that 30 days, as its antibacterial properties may reduce healthy intestinal bacteria. See and Leslie Taylor's fabulous work.

HAWTHORN--Strengthens heart, helps reduce blood pressure, dilates coronary blood vessels, reduces hypertension and stabilizes heart rhythm. It increases enzyme action and improves oxygen utilization in the heart. Hawthorn berry raises metabolism and increases thermogenesis. It helps to prevent atherosclerosis and improves conditions such as hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, kidney trouble and arthritis. Motherwort is another heart tonic that calms and supports the heart and nerves.

HEMP SEED—Hemp seed contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids and is the most complete easily digested protein found in nature. Shelled hempseed is packed with 33 percent pure digestible protein and is rich in iron as well as omega-3 and Omega 6. Hemp also contains three times the vitamin E contained in flax. Nearly three quarters of body solids are proteins built from amino acid sub units. The best way to insure the body has enough amino acid material to make the globulin proteins is to eat foods high in globulin proteins. Since hemp seed protein is 65% globulin edistin, and also includes quantities of albumin, its protein is readily available in a form quite similar to that found in blood plasma. Eating hemp seeds will insure the immune system has the reservoir of immunoglobulin resources needed to make disease destroying antibodies. Hemp seed is used for fertility, strength, digestive and urinary difficulties. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid of Marijuana/Hemp is effective in treating spasms associated with movement disorders such as epilepsy, Huntington's Disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis; as well as improving inflammatory disorders and immunity.

HORSETAIL--Horsetail is very rich in silicic acid and silicates, which provide approximately 2-3% elemental silicon. The presence of these bioflavonoids are believed to cause a diuretic action, while the silica content is said to exert a connective tissue-strengthening and anti-arthritic action. Some experts have suggested that the element silica is a vital component for bone and cartilage. Other silica rich herbs are: Nettle, Oatstraw, Horsetail, Eyebright, Cornsilk, Comfrey, Lemon grass, Ginger.

KAVA KAVA--Kava has been used traditionally as a anti-convulsant, for anxiety, sedative, muscle relaxant, stress, restlessness, nervousness and insomnia, but does not impair mental function or cause sedation. In the brain, kavalactones facilitate GABA transmission and bind to sodium and calcium channels, prolonging inactivation. Slow-wave activity on the EEG is increased. Kava has been shown to have a slight anti-fungal activity and it helps protect the nerves from damage due to ischemia. Animal studies have found only weak antiseizure effects, however, and they have not been tested against seizures in humans. Because it is a neural inhibitor it is best not to take Kava during the down-cycles and especially during the exhaustion phase, however it might be helpful to tone down hyperactivity and protect nerves during the up-cycles of kundalini.

KELP--Seaweeds such as kelp and dulse are a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and contains 50 minerals including a large amount of iodine. It improves digestion by stimulating the digestive secretions in the stomach and pancreas. Kelp nourishes the glandular system including the pituitary thus affecting the entire body. Thyroid function is improved by the iodine supplied in kelp and this increases metabolism. Kelp increases oxygen consumption in the heart muscle, lower blood pressure and increase stamina and fat burning during workouts. Kelp reduces cholesterol by increasing the elimination of bile acids and bile salts.

Brown kelp binds with radioactive elements and heavy metals in the digestive tract rendering them harmless or unabsorbable. Seaweeds help reduce the impact on the body from environmental poisons thereby lowering our potential risk for cancer. Kelp helps remove plaque from the arteries, gall bladder and kidneys by removing the heavy metals which bind the plaque together. It cleanses and strengthens the entire body improving energy levels, overcomes fatigue, suppresses appetite and is antibiotic. Take 1 tablespoon or 6 tablets daily. 1 teaspoon of kelp contains approximately one thousand times more calcium than a glass of milk.

LICORICE--The licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) aids adrenals, digestion, detoxification, normalizes hormones, anti-inflammatory, protects liver, regulates immunity, anti-viral. Licorice may reduce immune hyper-activation caused by the shock to the nervous system during kundalini awakening. Recent studies have found licorice has remarkable rejuvenating effects on the cells of the digestive system, liver and to treat the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts with its soothing and coating action. Licorice root is anticancer, antiarthritic, antitoxic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and of coarse antioxidant.

MACA--Maca's traditional use in Andean culture is to energize, revitalize and regulate: to increase physical strength, regulate menstruation, lessen menopause symptoms and help with insomnia. Recommended for malnutrition, convalescence, memory loss, fatigue, and mental weakness and as an aphrodisiac and aid to fertility. Maca is nutritious, believed to provide precursors that regulate the hypothalamus and pituitary glands controlling the release of sex hormones, pancreatic enzymes and adrenal gland hormones.

MUIRA PUAMA—Muira Puama is a Small Amazonian tree or bush, also known as "Potency Wood". The root is used by Indigenous Amazonian population as an aphrodisiac and performance enhancement. The root and bark of Muira puama is a CNS tonic, antidepressant, anti-fatigue, aphrodisiac, nervine, adaptogen, hyptensive, cardiotonic, gastrotonic, tonic for kidneys and adrenal.

NEEM—Neem might be an all round panacea for kundalini/stress induced conditions. The leaves, fruits, flowers and stem bark extracts from the Siamese neem tree all have free radical scavenging, antioxidant properties. Neem is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-worm, antifungal and used as an insecticide. It is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, for cleaning the blood and arthritis. It speeds wound healing and is used for vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, dental hygiene, eye disorders, heat-rash, boils, jaundice, leprosy, stomach ulcers, stomach problems and chicken pox. Neem’s antidepression/antianxiety effect is attributed to its ability to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. It has been most helpful in treating a variety of skin problems and diseases including acne, psoriasis, eczema and other persistent conditions.

Neem’s antifungial properties help athlete’s foot, ringworm, candida and thrush. Since it is antibacterial it may also reduce ammonia production by intestinal bacteria; (but may need to be used in conjunction with probiotics if used long term?) Polysaccharides and limonoids found in neem bark, leaves, and cold pressed seed oil increased immune responses, reduced tumors and cancers without side effects. Studies show that neem leaf and cold pressed neem oil could be of benefit in diabetes mellitus as it lowers blood sugar and reduces insulin requirements and may also be helpful in preventing or delaying the onset of the disease.

Not only can neem be used as an insecticide against mosquitos, but it can also be taken internally against malaria. It has potential in the fight against AIDs and can be used both in antiviral and contraceptive gels, as well as boosting the immune system on all levels without destroying benefical intestinal bacteria, unlike synthetic antibiotics. The neem tree also can help reverse desertification, erosion and deforestation and provide economic returns.
Neem: India's Miraculous Healing Plant by Ellen Norten.
Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems by Noel Vietmeyer.

OLIVE LEAF--Reduces feeling of raw and fried nerves, reduces pain, anti-free radical, protects fats in the body, strengthens cell membranes, immunity, anti-fungal. From my experience with olive leaf I suspect it fortifies and protects the myelin sheathes of the nerves for it certainly reduces nerve pain and shattered nerves. Olive Leaf alleviates Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (chronic) Sinusitis. Olive leaf extracts have been used effectively in several ways: as an antiseptic, astringent and tranquilizer, fever, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, immune tonic, an antioxidant for heart health, and a safe antibiotic.

Olive contains polyphenols, or phenolic antioxidants which are structurally distinct from the vitamins, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and antioxidants found in other fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that that olive polyphenols exhibit anti-inflammatory activity, improve immune function, prevent oxidative damage to DNA, reduce oxidation, and protect the cardiovascular system by reducing platelet aggregation, increases levels of HDL while inhibits the oxidation of LDL Cholesterol. Olive Leaf lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow to the heart by dilating coronary blood vessels, and it also lowers blood pressure. The olive leaf also contains bioflavonoids (natural Vitamin C helpers) for maintenance of capillary walls.

PASSIONFLOWER LEAF--Nervine, tranquilzer, cardiotonic, disinfectant. Antidepressant, antispasmodic, sedative, CNS-depressant. For insomnia, headaches, migraines and general pain. Stomach problems, cramps and mood disorders.

PICRORHIZA—Kutkins are group of bitter compounds present in the Ayurveda herb Picrorhiza kurroa, that are a reputed remedy for the treatment of liver diseases. Studies have shown that kutkins are more hepatoprotective than silymarin from Milk Thistle. Picrorhiza kurroa is a small perennial herb that grows in hilly parts of India, particularly in the Himalayas between 3000 and 5000 meters. The roots and rhizomes are an established herbal remedy for variety of diseases ranging from indigestion to hepatitis.

PINE BARK AND GRAPE SEED--Antioxidant-free radical protection, immune support. 50 x stronger than vitamin E and 20 x stronger than vitamin C. Passes the blood brain barrier to protect brain cells. Cardiodepressant, hypotensive, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti spasmodic, nervine, stomachic, vasodilator, antibacterial. Extracts of these can be bought from, they are very strong tasting so would be best put in the herb mix for capsulating, or can be chugged if put in with a large amount of other herbs.

RAW PROPOLIS--Raw propolis is reputed to be nature's number one antiseptic. It is gathered from the resins of plants by bees to disinfect their hives. Freeze it then grind it in a coffee grinder while frozen, mix it in with your herbs or put separately into capsules. Good for immune enhancement by reducing yeast, fungi and other pathogens. It will help to reduce the burden on the immune system. It can be bought raw from

RHODIOLA ROSA--Rhodiola rosa is an "anti-stress" adaptogen that increases the body's resistance to any kind of stress by regulating hormonal response and lowering cortisol. Enhances the uptake of serotonin precursors into the brain. Improves endurance, helps maintain energy levels, strengthens memory...and helps maintain high levels of creatinine phospate in the mitochondria, lowers blood viscosity, increases oxygen saturation, increases endurance, maintains optimum serotonin and dopamine levels, anti-depressant, improves memory, detoxifies liver.

ROSEMARY--Antioxidant, boosts glutathione levels, nervine, memory, anti-inflammatory. Pure rosemary oil is good to rub into areas of congestion and nerve pain. During awakening rub into neck and spine to help protect tissue from free radicals.

SCHIZANDRA BERRIES--Adaptogenic tonic, protects liver from free radicals, promotes normal liver function, regulates cardiovascular system, improves insomnia, dizziness, palpitations and headaches, improves memory.

ST. JOHNS WORT--Pain relieving, for anxiety, improves memory, anti-depression and anti-inflammatory, strengthens the neurology of the spine. Is a mild MAO inhibitor which preserves serotonin levels and inhibits cortisol release. Make a massage oil for kundalini pains with St. Johns Wort and Rosemary in olive oil.

SUMA--Another adaptogen known as Brazilian ginseng, for energy, cellular oxygenator, immunity, fortifies hormones and regulates blood sugar. Anabolic, analgesic, anticancerous, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, aphrodisiac, estrogenic, nutritive, sedative, steroidal, tonic, enhances memory. Used for fatigue, anemia, diabetes and digestive disorders, muscle-building and endurance.

TULSI--or Indian basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition. The name 'tulsi' connotes "the incomparable one." Basil leaves are regarded as an 'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent and have many medicinal properties. The leaves strengthen the stomach, are used for fevers and induce copious perspiration. It is used for headaches, as a nerve tonic, to sharpen memory, for colds, promotes the removal of the catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tube,

TURMERIC--Spices and herbs contain phenolic substances which have potent antioxidative and chemopreventive properties. In particular, curcumin, a powerful antioxidant derived from the curry spice turmeric, is a strong inducer of the heat shock response. The extra heat shock proteins will help protect the protein structures from oxidative damage. Turmeric might be the best inflammation-fighting compound to take during an awakening. It will aid digestion and prevent cancer also.

WHEATGRASS JUICE— cleanses the lymph system, builds the blood, restores balance in the body, removes toxic metals from the cells, nourishes the liver and kidneys and restores vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables; although therapeutic doses can be up to 4 ounces. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including all the amino acids, is full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, vitamins A, C and Bs, is high in iron and vitamin K. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, about 30 “live” enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll. Wheatgrass alkalinizes the blood, cures anemia and blood sugar problems, protects RNA and DNA from mutation and combats free radicals. Wheatgrass helps depression, purifies the liver, disinfects, cleanses and improves digestion. It also contains Laetrile (B17), the oxygenating properties of which fights cancer. To be effective wheatgrass juice has to be drunk immediately after juicing. You might if possible seriously consider growing wheatgrass. 4 oz per day is around 1 tray, so you need to have 7 trays circulating. Nothing heals faster with less expense than wheatgrass. The lowest price ($108) for the electric Miracle MJ550 juicer is at

GROWING WHEATGRASS (for 15”x10” plastic tray)
1.Soak 1.75 cups (1 coffee cup) of wheat in a bowl of water for 8 hours.
2.Turn bowl upside down in a colander (with bowl on top and one below) and germinate for a day or two, spray once a day with water.
3.Fill a perforated tray 3⁄4 full with soil and cover surface with the germinated wheat berries.
4.Add a little kelp fertilizer to water and water in seeds with watering can,
5.Cover with plexiglass or glass 1⁄2” off the berries for 2 days in shade, no need to water.
6.Take off glass, continue to grow in semi-plastic hutch for 2 days, semi-shade, use a spray bottle to water once a day.
7.Harden off in a chicken wire hutch until about 5-7” tall, semi-shade; water with watering can nearly every day if necessary.

Secrets of success: I grow my wheatgrass on a balcony in squirrel proof hutches made from open shelving covered with plastic or chicken wire. You might want to make part of your plastic squirrel-proof hutch into metal mesh...with plastic that you can take on or off depending (think light and aeration). Make sure your trays have drainage holes in the bottom...and put the trays onto yogurt lids or something to keep the trays off a solid shelf. If berries don’t germinate well get a different type of wheat seed next time. Since we are not covering the seeds with any soil, the main point for achieving a uniform growth is to cover the germinated seeds with a sheet of plexiglass or glass for the first two days until the roots descend into the soil. Tear up used root-soil into pieces and compost along with juicing pulp, seaweed, ground eggshells etc…

WILD YAM--Wild yam is used for hormonal support, spinal irritation, spleen, digestion, blood cleansing. Supplies precursors to cortico-steroids such as DHEA, is anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic.

VALERIAN--Valerian Root is one of the best nerve tonics. It reduces stress, muscle tension and hypertension while improving coordination, concentration and quality of sleep. Cardiovascular tonic herbs such as ginseng, valerian root, hawthorn berry and motherwort are advised during kundalini to stabilize and strengthen heart action and improve circulation.

WOLFBERRY--Lycium fruit are a chi tonic, anti-aging, 48% increase in SOD, 12% increase in hemoglobin, 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges, highest antioxidant status, 21 trace minerals and 8 essential amino acids, increases white blood cell count, strengthens bones, stimulates tissue development, improves vision, nourishes liver, lowers blood pressure, reduces blood sugar, inhibits gene mutation, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant. Wolfberry @ $5.95/pound and some Chinese mushrooms.

YERBA MATE--For use during an extended down-cycle as a stimulant and nervine. Good for nerve pain, fatigue and depression as an overall tonic and digestive aid. Because of its caffeine content its best not to use it much during the influx, shock or die-off stages however.

YOHIMBE--Yohimbine is the active ingredient of the South African Yohimbe plant. It is a selective blocker of alpha 2 adrenergic receptors, and inhibits breakdown of dopamine and norepinephrine. Yohimbine's actions include increasing the level of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine by up to 68%, (which has been described as the brain's sex chemical). Norepinephrine (NE), the body's primary endogenous thermogenic (fat burning) hormone. Yohimbine has also been shown to increase the availability of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Reduces fatigue, appetite suppressant, vasodilator: increases blood flow to fat-tissue and extremities, increases sex drive, antioxidant, decrease fat synthesis in the body by increasing fatty acid mobilization. Would be useful to prevent weight gain, lethargy, depression etc... during the down cycles, but might be too stimulating for use during up cycles. *When buying looking for the % of active ingredient "Yohimbine;" if it doesn't mention this don't by it, for the product probably doesn't have any active ingredient in it.


Herb Shots In A Glass:

Mix herbs together and store in the fridge. Many of the herbs (unless they are very bitter pine bark or grape seed or hot like cayenne) can be taken in a shot glass of water or apple juice once or twice a day. They can also be mixed into fresh squeezed orange juice along with 1 Tblsp. Fresh-ground flaxseed. Keep flaxseed airtight in the fridge also and grind about a weeks supply at once. The flaxseed softens the pungent taste of the herbs. Try to get tree-ripened fruit if possible for juice for they are less acidic in reaction. You can also add some ground up papaya tablets to the herbmix to increase absorption.


Kelp and Alpha Lipoic Acid will need to be capsulated along with your herbal mix because they are not very palatable. Note very bitter herbs like yarrow, Rhodiola, Jiaogulan, Pine bark, Grape seed, Gentian and most extracts would be best put in a mix to be capsulated in "large" 000 capsules from and
Neem also is rather bitter although I still manage to chug it down with juice when I add neem powder to my herbmix. For capsules remember to buy herbs in powdered form if they cannot be ground in a coffee grinder. Check out the locally grown wild herbs and someone who knows about the herbs in your area. For kundalini you are looking for the adaptogens, antioxidant, tonic herbs and herbs for the liver and nerves. Wildcraft what you can and dry them and then grind them in a coffee grinder. Sieve the powder and capsulate them yourself. Extract powders of many of these herbs can be obtained from Many grocery stores have extensive bulk herb sections. Store herb mixtures in the fridge.

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