Updated: Mar 25, 2022
When connecting to the plant queendom, choose plants that you have a spiritual interest in, first. Many of these herbs can be worked with dried and fresh. More herbs are needed when working with fresh plants.
All in all, the best herbs to use for yoni steaming are ones that are formulated by a knowledgable herb worker who's connected to the plants and can tune into your divine womb and ask what it needs. If you need assistance with finding the herbs that work for you, please schedule an in-depth womb reading.
Basil: Can bring on menses. Reduces menstrual cramps. Antibacterial. Blesses the woman receiving the steam. Spiritually cleansing. (Fresh basil can be used if available)
Calendula/ Marigold: Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids. Cleansing, induces perspiration of tissues. Very healing for irritated skin or scars. Activates the lymph. Gentle energy. Eases and treats cramping. Has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, and antiviral, properties making it useful for disinfecting and treating minor wounds, yeast infections, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. It aids in the healing of tight, scarred tissues of the labia and perineum due to episiotomy, or vaginal tear.
Chamomile: Soothing to the vaginal tissues. Anti-inflammatory. Relaxing, calms the mind. Helps with cramping as well. It smells yummy and it is great for soothing.
Dandelion: helps improve endocrine and reproductive health. It helps rid excess estrogen, sugars, and toxins of the body
Lavender: One of the most relaxing and sweetest smelling herbs around, supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow. Also helps with cleansing and healthy uterine functioning. Super relaxing herb, calms the spirit, mind and body. Antispasmodic. Nourishing to the nervous system. Emollient, very soothing to irritated tissues. Meditation: With this sweet and soothing fragrance, cleanse deeply into the sacral, heart and third eye. Lemon Balm: helps with reducing occasional itchiness and it smells delightful. Meditation: Bring vibrance, renewal, freshness to the spirit. Come radiate the power of the sun’s energies.
Motherwort: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids. Motherwort stimulates uterine tone and blood flow. Tonifies the reproductive system and increases circulation to the pelvis.
Mugwort: In addition to fighting infection through its antibiotic and antifungal (cleansing - spiritual and physical), balances female hormones and stimulates the production of hormones that help to maintain uterine health as well as protect the uterus from things such as ulcers and tumors. Mugwort steam opens the pores, allowing the beneficial herbs to penetrate into the bloodstream. In addition, mugwort helps to stimulate menstrual discharge (brings on menses) and ease cramping
Myrrh: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, assists with yeast infection. Meditation: Bring divine guidance and leadership into my sacred space. Urge unity with the divine trinity.
Oregano: One of the top herbs for steams. Best herb to bring on menses. Uterine stimulant. Increases low, inadequate menstrual flow. Antiseptic. Helps prevent infections. (Can also use fresh oregano for a stronger effect.)
Peppermint: helps with restoration of the yoni and enhance energy, refreshes and gives a bright scent to any steam
Red Clover: Nourishing food herb that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a blood purifier, assists in improving circulatory function, particularly to the reproductive area. It increases cervical mucous and aids in vaginal dryness, may unblock blockages experienced throughout the uterus, irregular menstruation and unexplained infertility. May assist digestion and increase appetite for women who desire to gain weight to increase fertility. Promotes healthy breastfeeding.
Red Raspberry Leaf: Suitable as an herbal remedy for women of child bearing age. Most popular as a tonic for pregnancy. High in carotenoids, citric acid, tannings, Vitamins A, B-Complex, C and E. They also have an easily assimilated form of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and silica. Astringent, tonic, parturient, refrigerant and antiseptic. It supports pregnancy preparation by nourishing the womb and helps with past surgeries or abnormal growths to the womb such as fibroid tumors, hemorrhage, cesarean section and uterine prolapse.
What is an astringent herb? An astringent can cause the contracting and shrinking of internal and external body tissues. They prevent hemorrhage or excessive bleeding Tannins contribute to healthy digestive function and are successful for alleviating diarrhea.
Rose Petals: A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering. Increases self-love, releases stuck emotions. Uplifting for emotional stress, sadness, and depression, a natural nervous system tonic, stops uterine hemorrhage. Rose petals are gentle and astringent to tissues. Meditation: Relax, uplift and fill with pampering appreciation the power of the sacred yoni.
Vitex (Chasteberry): Helps normalize ovulation, improves a short phase and reduces Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Vital extract to increase a woman’s fertility and prolactin levels associated with breast pain. Incredible hormonal balancer, it normalizes menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), relieves amenorrhea (absent menstrual cycle) and decreases polymenorrhea (too frequent periods). Eases inflammation of the uterus or ovaries, good for women prone to painful fibroids and cysts.
Yarrow: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health. Antibacterial, good for infections.
Traditional Mayan herbs: Oregano, Basil, Marigold,Rosemary, Chamomile, Damiana, Plantain, Yarrow, Mexican Wormseed (epazote).
Five Yoni Soul herbs: Red Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover, Vitex (Chasteberry), Calendula, Yarrow