Spring Cleansing Herbal Tea
Awaken the body and mind and get your systems moving with this spring-foraged tea blend
Each spring I look forward to meandering through the woods harvesting the ingredients for a cleansing spring herbal tea blend. The act forces me to leave the seemingly never-ending work in the garden, slow down, and enjoy the unfurling and awakening of nature. But those immeasurable benefits to the soul have synergized with the benefits the herbs bring to the body. No longer inactive, tucked inside our cozy homes, and warming our bodies with comfort foods, the herbs in this tea blend support the awakening and rejuvenation of several body systems after a slow-paced winter hibernation. And, as an added bonus, they’re abundant plants so you can harvest with a clean conscious.
While my harvest window to make my tea blend is still weeks away, I’m watching spring creep up from the south on my friend’s accounts and don’t want to deprive my Southern neighbors of the opportunity to try this delicious herbal tea!
As always, please research the herbs in a tea blend to make sure they’re suitable choices for your body or have contraindications for your situation.
The herbs in this Spring Cleansing Tea Blend were chosen for their spring harvest window and for some of the benefits they can provide by cleansing and rejuvenating several body systems as well as for being highly nutritious.
Chickweed is high in vitamins & minerals; clears lymphatic fluid and kidneys; may help deposit fatty deposits & promote weight loss.
Violet is nutritious and also has flavonoids + antioxidants; alterative.
Nettles have high vitamin + mineral content; antihistamine; alterative; purifies blood; diuretic & stimulating and nourishing to kidneys; cleans lymphatic fluid.
Dandelion is a liver, lymphatic, and kidney tonic/cleanser; detoxes metabolic waste and hormones; stimulates the gall bladder
Not a foraged herb, Holy Basil is a good addition for adaptogenic qualities during a busy season transition; high in Vitamin A & C and supports movement in many body systems.
Gotu Kola, which can be grown during the summer, harvested in the fall, and a split brought in to be overwintered indoors as a houseplant for replanting in the spring. It is cardiotonic, adaptogenic, nervine, and diuretic. Improves cognition & memory.
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Spring Cleansing Herbal Tea Blend
Awaken the body and mind, and get your systems moving with this spring-foraged tea blend
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