The Sanskrit name of the 5th chakra is Vishuddha. The Throat chakra is the centre of Creativity.
Throat chakra – Vishuddha
Meaning of name: Pure place
Element (Tattva): Ether/Akasha
Color: Blue (Western system), Smoky purple (Tantric system)
Petals of Lotus: 16
Seed Sound (Bija Mantra): Ham
Expression: I am.
Emotion: Union of emotions, dreams, inspirations & knowledge
Key Word: Expression
Animal: Single-trunked elephant
Herb: Frankincense & benzoin
Source of: Truth
Seat of: Wisdom; responsibility
Imbalances: Any disorders of the throat, including jaw and mouth, thyroid, larynx, tonsils, and thymus; inability to say “yes” or “no”; victimization from non-assertiveness; issues of under- or over-responsibility
Contains: The ability to define ourselves in the world.