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6 Flowers That Ease PMS And Menopausal Symptoms

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6 Flowers That Ease PMS And Menopausal Symptoms

Tap Into The Power Of Flowers
Katie Hess
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Nov 07, 2016 at 02:30 PM

We live in a vast world with tens of thousands of species of flowers. Every one of these flowers supports our well-being with specific transformative powers. They are waiting to be called upon and here to be of service.

Today we’ll focus on two areas of women’s health: the menstrual cycle and menopause.

With the menstrual cycle often comes PMS, cramps, and irritation. Using a flower elixir like Pomegranate flower can balance out women’s reproductive systems.

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When women use flower elixirs regularly each day, they notice that cramps go away or greatly diminish and cycles become like clockwork. For women who are tracking or predicting their cycles on paper or with an app, Pomegranate flower elixir helps the cycles become regular to the day, making it easier to track peak ovulation times, when trying to become pregnant or avoiding fertile times to refrain from getting pregnant. It also greatly reduces other PMS symptoms, such as mood swings, irritability, and tender breasts.

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Though I usually recommend flower elixirs to be taken at least five times each day for maximum benefit, I have noticed that in terms of benefits of women’s health and cycles, using this elixir once each day or applying an oil infused with Pomegranate elixir to the belly daily is usually sufficient to have significant results.

Note: It is not a remedy for acute situations, for example, if you are experiencing cramps and use Pomegranate for the first time, the pain-relieving results will only be slight; however, if you use the elixir regularly for one month, by your next cycle, you’ll notice tremendous improvement and, in most cases, total elimination of PMS symptoms and cramps.

For women with endometriosis, cysts, or more complicated reproductive issues, using Pomegranate at least five times each day is recommended, not as a cure, but as an elixir that empowers the reproductive system to sustain its own natural balance and self-healing capabilities.

For some women entering menopause, Pomegranate flower elixir can actually bring the menstrual cycle back. Some women like that and others would rather not have their periods anymore.

Passion Flower encourages deep sleep, as well as other benefits, for more details see Flower Evolution

During menopause, the most common symptoms include waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep, along with hot flashes. Flower elixirs for sleep, such as Passionflower and Bird of Paradise can be helpful for menopausal sleepless nights.

It may not stop you from waking up, but by using the flower elixir upon waking, if you put your head back on the pillow, you’ll fall right back to sleep, rather than stay wide awake for several hours.

Flower elixirs such as Rose can bring in a sweetness and feeling cared for while hot flashes take over the body in all their fiery glory. Hong Kong Orchid and Silk Floss help us more smoothly adapt to our changing bodies and accept ourselves with the loss of collagen in our skin or gray hair. Mandevilla helps us adjust to transitions and experience more patience, while Hollyhock soothes irritability and softens our character.

Rose is the quintessential Bathing Ritual flower, find out why in Flower Evolution

Collect nine roses and soak them in a large clear glass bowl filled with water. Place the bowl in direct sunlight, leaving the petals intact. After several hours, the water will be supercharged with the healing powers of Rose. Pour into a bathtub filled with warm water.

For a beautiful aesthetic effect, remove all the petals from each Rose and sprinkle them into the bathwater. Immerse yourself in the Rose bathwater.

Bathing in flower elixirs is one of the fastest ways to get their benefits, as your whole body is submerged in their sparkly energies. A fabulous way to start a new flower elixir, this ritual gives you a jump start, providing access to all of your meridians and energy points simultaneously. It’s as if your body, mind, and psyche hit the refresh button. It’s also a valuable time of introspection: as you relax in the bath you give your mind enough spaciousness that insights can arise as the elixirs take effect.

Try my Flower Quiz here it will help you select the flower that you want to work with for the next few weeks. Once you have your elixir, prepare for the bathing ritual as follows:

Flower Elixir Bathing Ritual

Take a moment to create an intention for what you’d like to create in working with the flower elixir you chose. Gently wipe down the tub with baking soda and lemon juice to cleanse it energetically, preparing it for the flower elixirs. Fill the tub with warm water and add nine drops of the flower elixir you’re currently intrigued by. Submerge your entire body in the water, cleansing energetic toxins and getting infused with the flower’s qualities. Soak in the bath for 15 to 20 minutes; relax and breathe, meditate, or reflect on your intention for the flower elixir. Notice any insights that arise. Flower elixirs can be added to baths any time of the day; however, doing this ritual in the mornings before noon, while the sun is rising, will give the elixirs a slightly amplified quality. If desired, flower elixir baths may be taken daily.

The world is ripe for flower power. As the concentration of the most vital and awakening qualities of the botanical realm, flower elixirs are the perfect fit for our complex, busy, and nature-deprived modern lives. It takes a mere 30 seconds each day to weave flower elixirs into our personal daily rituals; it doesn’t require a gym membership, hours of talk therapy, or years of journaling and self-inquiry. And yet it accelerates personal growth and yields profound self-discovery. And here’s what’s equally exciting: if we take flower elixirs, it affects other people positively as well. People around us feel the difference. Our current state of mind is affecting others; why not offer them our best selves? Flowers exist to help us wake up our own goodness and strength. Using flower elixirs catalyzes positivity within us that ripples out to the rest of the world.

Currently, flower elixirs are as little known as essential oils and aromatherapy were in the 1960s and ’70s. Nowadays everyone has heard of essential oils, has experienced real lavender oil, and understands the benefits of aromatherapy. While today only a small number of cutting-edge people are using flower elixirs with great results, it should not take decades for flower elixirs to become more widely known; they will gain widespread recognition much faster now because of the Internet and social media. Before long, elixirs from flowers all over the planet could be available in spas, wellness centers, doctors’ offices, airports, and apothecaries around the world. Flowers, their elixirs and effects, are beyond mathematics; they cannot be calculated. They are our teachers, our guides, and our supporters. They remind us of our interconnectedness with one another, the Earth, and everything around us. We are not alone. We don’t have to do this unaided; flowers are ready to help us. They embody purity, love, and joy, and awaken all that and more within us. With their help, there is no plateau: we continue to unfold like the petals of a flower as we bloom into our full potential.

 

About Author
Katie Hess
Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Continue reading