Samambaia Essence

Samambaia Essence

“I am overflowing with love.”

Botanical Name: Microlepia strigosa

Link to Chakra: Heart Chakra

Origin: Northern India, naturalised in Brazil

Traditional herbal uses:   The Samambaia (Pronounced sah-mahm-BYE-uh), as they are known in Brazil,  or  lace ferns, are one of many species which grow in the rainforests as well as drier tropical Latin American forests.  Samambaia has been traditionally used as a blood cleanser, for upper respiratory problems and fevers,  rheumatism and skin problems.  It is also used for urinary infections and painful joints and tendons.

Energetic properties:

  • Opens and expands the heart chakra

This plant was nearly dead when my first husband rescued it and although though Gerry is gone from us, “Geralidinho” (“little Gerry”) has provided abundant cuttings and much love to those of us left behind.

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