Prickly Pear Essence

Prickly Pear Essence
“I gently protect the sweetness within.”

Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus india

Link to Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra

Origin:  Mexico

Traditional herbal uses:  Flowers of the prickly pear have been taken internally as medicine for male urinary discomforts by native American groups. Externally, mucilage from the leaves was used as an ointment. It is also beneficial to the digestive system. It is particularly useful in supporting digestion and maintaining blood sugar balance.  Pulp from the leaf is applied as a poultice to painful, swollen tarantula bites and is also used on the sore breasts of nursing mothers.

Energetic properties:

  • Feeling trapped/cornered
  • Boundary setting
  • Gently, but firmly holding one’s ground
  • Calms impatient/prickly manner

This was the second essence I made, and the one that spoke to me the most on a personal level – Prickly Pear helps me keep my own thorns under control!  When I find myself becoming too impatient and abrupt, I reach for Prickly Pear.

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