Leo with St. John’s Wort image by d.s.a.

The fifth house of the zodiac, Leo governs the heart and circulatory system. It is the house of children, education, and pleasure. It is no surprise that Leo is governed by the Sun, symbolizing the inherent optimism, faith, and leadership of the Lions. Anyone who has a Leo in their life knows that just as the sun is the center of the solar system, Leo’s are often the center of attention, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Leo’s may face health concerns with the heart/circulatory system, eyes, and common cramps or spasms. It follows that the healing herbs for Leo mainly strengthen these areas:

Eyebright – as its name implies, this herb can be used as a wash (make a tea and apply on eyelids) for bright clear eyes.
Mistletoe – best known for the tradition of kissing underneath it, this herb calms the pulse and lowers blood pressure. (It also has the added virtue of preventing snoring!!)
St. John’s Wort – besides its well known anti-depressant qualities, this versatile herb is also useful in treating asthma and skin burns. Current research shows it might be a cure for SAD (seasonal affective disorder), a tendency for Leo’s who thrive on warmth and sunshine.

Based on the book Healing Herbs of the Zodiac by Ada Muir

Herbs of the Zodiac: Leo, the Royalty of the sun signs

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