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Rejuvenating Herbs of Spring

As winter melts into spring, we’re greeted not just by blooming flowers but also by a chance to integrate the season’s bounty into our wellness routines. The ancient practice of using herbs for healing is reborn with every bud and leaf, offering us an opportunity to improve our health.

In a more realistic note, this time of year you will often hear the words Detox, as in “this product will detox” and I wanted to address this. Your body already handles cleansing or detoxifies itself. Your organs are not “dirty” because you don’t take a product. If you didn’t detox naturally? Well, you would die.

Our bodies have a remarkable built-in system that naturally detoxes and cleanses. The excretory framework is the real hero when it comes to detoxification. This system’s most noticeable actions are defecation and urination, which are crucial for getting rid of waste and harmful substances. The key organs in the excretory framework are the skin, liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys. Each one plays a vital role in keeping us healthy. For instance, the liver acts as a filter for toxins, while the kidneys help expel waste through urine. The skin, through sweating, and the lungs, through exhalation, also contribute to eliminating unwanted substances.

Now, our bodies are pretty good at detoxing on their own, but there are ways to help them out. The fastest way to detox is to drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, exercise, cut down on sugar, and eat probiotic foods. Drinking water helps flush out toxins, while enough sleep allows the body to rejuvenate and clear waste from the brain. Exercising promotes sweating, which helps eliminate toxins through the skin. Reducing sugar intake and adding probiotic foods to your diet can boost gut health, aiding in eliminating harmful substances. By following these simple tips, we can support our bodies’ natural detoxification processes, no pills or potions necessary.

Spring’s Rejuvenating Herbs
Spring is all about renewal, and nature gives us herbs that mirror this. These powerful plants help our bodies transition from cold to vibrant. As the plants become available, they should go into our diets. Spring is a great time to find herbs to help support our already amazing bodies and help us get into the active mindset of the warmer months.

Nettles, or Urtica dioica, are one of spring’s first signs. They’re packed with minerals and are a natural antihistamine. Try them in tea or soups to ease hay fever symptoms.

Often dismissed as a weed, dandelions are full of vitamins and support liver health. Their leaves are great for reducing bloating.


Chickweed is a low-growing herb known for its delicate white flowers and nutritional benefits. It’s commonly used in salads and herbal remedies due to its high vitamin and mineral content. This versatile plant also has soothing properties, making it popular in skincare products.

There are many more spring herbs, but these are easily identified and make a great addition to your spring cooking. I hope this blog gives you pause and allows you to put down that powder and pick up a plant. ~Amy

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