Five Mexico City-based artists, activists, and educators joined Xula for this photo essay that provides an intimate look about how these individuals relate to plants, natural remedies, gender, and menstruation.
So what do you call a weed that’s been used as a medicinal plant, culinary herb, acupuncture aid, and spirit tool for centuries? Mugwort has entered the chat. Mugwort is what’s referred to as a oneirogen, or oneirogenic herb because it has the ability to create or intensify dreamlike states of consciousness.
Riding the wave that is the menstrual cycle can get crazy. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) ripple through the lives of people with wombs flooding them with mixed emotions and symptoms. If we understand the causes and differences, we can address our symptoms and adjust our environments to nurture our bodies.
When it happens every month, let's stop the dread and celebrate this time. Blood can be fun! Here's 4 tried-and-true rituals for when you're on your period.