Spring into Health with Nutrient Dense Herbs
Updated: Apr 7
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and incorporating certain herbs into your routine can help support your body's natural detoxification processes and promote overall health and well-being. It's important to detox the body during the spring season because after a long winter of rich foods, heavy meals, and decreased physical activity, our bodies can become overloaded with toxins and lymph build up. This can lead to sluggishness, fatigue, and a weakened immune system. Which is why most people do get sick around this time of the year. By incorporating herbs that support the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and digestive system, we can help our bodies to eliminate toxins and feel more energized and revitalized. Ready to do all of our spring planting and preparing our bodies for the natural detoxification that comes with the summer season hot weather and astringent fruits in season.
Here are seven herbs in our Nutrient Dense herbal tea blend that are beneficial for the spring season:
1. Nettle Leaf: Nettle leaf is a great herb to include in a spring detox tea because it helps to support the kidneys and liver, which are the primary organs of detoxification in the body. It also has a diuretic effect, which can help to reduce bloating and water retention. Nettle leaf is also a natural antihistamine and can be helpful for seasonal allergies. Nettle leaf has anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate symptoms of allergies and hay fever, which are common during the spring season.
2. Oat Straw: Oat straw is a gentle herb that is rich in minerals and has a relaxing effect on the nervous system. It can help to support the adrenal glands, which can become fatigued during times of stress or detoxification. Oat straw extract may improve cognitive performance, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall mood. These benefits may be particularly relevant during the spring season, when many people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or other mood disorders.
3. Red Raspberry Leaf: Red raspberry leaf is a nourishing herb that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It can help to support the uterus and reproductive system, which can be particularly beneficial for women during the spring. Red raspberry leaf extract has antioxidant properties and may help protect against oxidative stress and inflammation, which are common during the spring season.
4. Dandelion: Dandelion is a powerful herb for supporting liver function and detoxification. It can help to stimulate the production of bile, which is necessary for the digestion and elimination of fats. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals and has a mild diuretic effect. Dandelion extract may have diuretic properties and may help reduce water retention, which can be a common issue during the spring season.
5. Marshmallow Root: Marshmallow root is a soothing herb that can help to support the digestive system and reduce inflammation. It can also help to soothe respiratory irritation and promote healthy mucous membranes. Marshmallow extract has anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate symptoms of respiratory infections and allergies, which are common during the spring season.
6. Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is a calming herb that can help to reduce stress and promote restful sleep. It can also help to support the digestive system and reduce inflammation. It is also traditionally used to support digestion and relieve headaches. Lemon balm extract may have anxiolytic properties and may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve mood, which may be particularly relevant during the spring season.
7. Ginger: Ginger is a warming herb that can help to support digestion and reduce inflammation. It is traditionally used to support respiratory health and relieve nausea. It can also help to stimulate circulation and promote healthy sweating, which can be helpful for eliminating toxins. Ginger extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help protect against oxidative stress and inflammation, which are common during the spring season. Additionally, ginger may help alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting, which can be caused by seasonal allergies or other conditions.
Incorporating these herbs into your everyday self care routine can help to support your body's natural detoxification processes and promote overall health throughout the spring. We want to offer you 20% off on our Nutrient Dense tea. Use the code SPRING to get your discount.