Food & nutrition for healing & energising the Chakra system
Here is some information to help you choose good things to eat for your chakras:
Any red or dark brown coloured food or drink; foods that are good for bones, teeth, and blood
Any foods that have an earthy taste or a 'grounding' quality
Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic. Also red peppers, beets, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, cranberries, raspberries and cherries
Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, almond or peanut butter
Herbs & Spices: burdock, cloves/clover, dandelion, rosemary, horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper
Cell Salt: Calcium phospate
If underactive (eg. depressed): eat spinach, lean meat and avoid heavy foods.
If over active ((eg. aggression): eat root vegetables, fruit and avoid alcohol & stimulates
Any orange coloured foods.
Any foods related to water or with a high water content, and those that benefit the reproductive system or that nourish the sexual/creativity centre.
Fats and oils, Fish (especially wild salmon).
Nuts & Seeds: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potato.
Sweet & Tropical fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, tangerines, coconut, papaya, apricots, peaches. Honey is also beneficial.
Herbs & Spices: coriander, calendula, fennel, gardenia, liquorice, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds
Cell Salt: Calcium Fluoride
If underactive (eg. repressed feelings): eat melons, cucumbers, seaweed and avoid carrots, cabbage, asparagus
If overactive (eg. addictions): eat cabbage, carrots, asparagus and avoid alcohol, dairy, salty foods
Any yellow or gold coloured foods.
Any foods that benefit the liver and aid digestion, and those that boosts energy or self esteem.
Foods rich in complex carbohydrates - fibre, whole grains, legumes
Granola and Grains: pasta, breads, cereal, rice, oats, rice, flax or hemp seed, millet, spelt, sunflower seeds
Dairy products: milk, yogurt, cheese
Herbs & Spices: anise, celery, cinnamon, lily of the valley, marshmallow, mints, ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, turmeric, cumin, fennel
Cell Salt: Potassium Phosphate
If underactive(eg. passivity): eat lemon, kale, ginger and avoid meat & dairy products
If overactive (eg. bossy): eat root vegetables, chilled fruit and avoid alcohol & spicy foods
Any green coloured herb, spice or food
Any foods that benefit the cardiovascular system and lumbar region, and any warming or comforting foods that one particularly enjoys or loves: Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, chard, salad greens
Raw foods and foods rich in chlorophyll; plant compounds like phytoestrogens and phytosterols
Herbs & Spices: cayenne, hawthorn berries, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley
Airy vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash Green Tea is also beneficial
Cell Salt: Magnesium Phosphate (Kali Phos)
If underactive (eg. cold hearted): eat ginger, leafy vegetables and avoid spicy or fatty foods
If overactive (eg. people pleaser): eat cruciferous vegetables, green foods and avoid fatty foods & red meat
Any blue coloured foods
Any foods that benefit the lungs or that sooth the throat or voice, helps shoulders & arms
Variety of foods; ethnic or exotic foods; also asparagus, green beans, spinach
Tart or tangy fruits/tree growing fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi, apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, oranges
Herbs & Spices: coltsfoot, peppermint, red clover blossoms, sage, salt, lemon grass, eucalyptus, anise
Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas (especially chamomile and red clover); sea plants, foods with high water content, soups and sauces
Cell Salt: Potassium Chloride (Kali Mur)
if underactive (eg. dishonest): eat vegetable juices, raw foods, ginger, lemon and avoid stimulants & dairy foods
if overactive (eg. distracted): eat fruit, soups, sea plants, any blue food and avoid alcohol, sugar, coffee
Any Indigo or dark bluish coloured foods
Any herb, spice or food that benefit the mind, nervous system, and eyes/vision, and those that strongly enhance or awaken the senses. Also green peppers, turnip greens, almonds, grains, pine nuts, dark chocolate
Liquids: red wines and grape juice, and herbal teas: mint, star anise, eyebright, gotu kola, lavender
Herbs/Spices: eyebright, juniper, mugwort, poppy, rosemary, lavender, poppy seed
Cell Salt: Silica
if underactive (eg. insensitivity): eat lemon, garlic, greens and avoid meat dairy products & alcohol
if overactive (eg. spacey): eat cucumbers, root vegetables and avoid alcohol & salt
Any violet, purple or white coloured foods.
Any foods that are considered holistically healing or sacred; those that have spiritual cleansing or energizing benefit and that support the circulatory system, and the human energy field (aura)
Spirit or Prana: sunlight, clean water, fresh air
Fasting / Detoxing
Herbs & Spices: gotu kola, lavender, lotus, sage, chamomile, valerian root, catnip
Cell Salt: N/A
Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper (only to be consumed in raw, natural form in small quantities, otherwise used for ritual, ceremony or cleansing purposes especially during a fast)
if underactive (eg. disconnected): breathwork, mantras, chanting, visualization, water
if overactive (eg. over analytical): meditation, fresh air, water
The following is summarised from Anodea Judith’s description of Food & the Chakras in Wheels of Life pp80-82:
Root/Chakra One: Meats & proteins: good foods for grounding, but too much leaves the body sluggish. For vegetarians grounding foods are tofu. beans, nuts, eggs & dairy products.
Sacral/Chakra Two: Liquids, especially water: These pass through the body more quickly and help cleanse the body. Juices & herbal teas aid this process.
Solar Plexus/Chakra Three: Starches: Easily converted energy food – eg. whole grains for slow assimilation. Simple sugars and stimulants also provide energy but in the long term deplete the general health. Addiction to ‘energy foods’ indicates an imbalance in this chakra. Sugar addiction indicates third chakra imbalance, as well as causing it.
Heart/Chakra Four: Vegetables: they trap the vital energy of the sunlight and contain a good balance of the elements from the earth, air, fire (sun) and water. The product of cosmic and earth processes – naturally balanced (the nature of this chakra).
Throat/Chakra Five: Fruits: Rich in Vitamin C and high in natural sugars they are the quickest natural foods to pass through the system, leaving energy to flow to the upper chakras. No animals or plants have to be killed to harvest fruits.
Brow & Crown/Chakras Six & Seven: Not linked to bodily processes, but with mental states; certain mind-altering substances affect these centres (for good and bad). Fasting is relevant for the Crown chakra.
NB. The most important thing is to have a balance among the chakras, and with the diet generally. The foods listed may help with imbalances, eg. a person who lacks protein may feel ungrounded. She states; “The body runs on energy, not food. While much of that energy is obtained from food, we will find that energy from other chakras, such as love, power, or higher states of consciousness, often decreases our need for food.”
And the Chakra menu created last year: each chakra receives appropriate nutrition with this menu:
"A Complete Rainbow Chakra Menu"
devised by Fran, Georgina, Jane and Helen following the inspiration of Delcia
Hot beetroot with horseradish and butter
Vegetable Melange with herb crust
(potato, onion, carrot, parsnip, mushroom)
Salmon Mousse with green and white asparagus
on a bed of mixed leaves with lemon oil and pomegranate dressing
Herb Frittata with spinach, red /yellow peppers, courgettes and peas
accompanied by lightly steamed broccoli and French beans
Fruit salad with apple, cherries, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries, persimmon and pineapple accompanied by banana and mango yoghurt ice cream with apricot jam swirl
French cheese with cherry jam, Sheep/goat’s cheeses, Stilton, Lancashire accompanied by multi seed Ryvita thins, Oat cakes, Red, White and Sable Grapes
A selection of dark chocolates (70% +)
A Glass Jug (tied with a heart crystal )of Filtered Tap water