These striking deep-blue to purple-blue wildflowers grow atop tall stems, and the plants themselves often have a bushy or sometimes snakelike appearance, with some elements that even look caterpillar-like. The leaves are fuzzy, and the flowers are very vibrant.
This is a movement- and release-type essence that was handmade by our herbalist Ava Zhan; it moves energy that was stuck or stagnant, and stimulates the Kundalini.
Physical, emotional, or spiritual stagnation, inexplicable low mood, lack of motivation, lack of creative spark, difficult or hard-to-face issues, seeking to awaken the kundalini energy.
This is an essence that helps one delve into the past and bring forth unresolved issues in intimate relationships to help close certain chapters of life. The essence has a moving, energizing effect that may be helpful for someone suffering from lethargy, or from the type of depression that makes one just want to stay at home or escape into long hours of sleep. This essence helps a person to look at issues that may have been buried under the carpet in their relationships or professional life. If you are interested in taking another essence alongside anchusa, take it with nasturtium for issues of passivity, gloom, or wanting to escape into sleep; alongside silvery lupine to help you understand your karma; or alongside yellow primrose to overcome depressive thoughts and feel more self-love and self-acceptance as you go through a period of reflecting.
This essence regulates thirst, with its regulating impact on the urinary system. People who should be drinking more liquids but are not may find themselves recovering a healthy thirst again (for this purpose, we recommend taking it simultaneously with blue vervain herbal tincture, if possible). To help one recover a healthy motivation and drive and to shake off malaise or fatigue, take anchusa essence alongside nasturtium, geranium, or fireweed flower essence—it is an interesting coincidence that all these fiery flowers bloom around the same time, usually in early June in Washington.
Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee.
Store away from sun exposure and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown anchusa (Anchusa officinalis). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use during pregnancy.