Our family recently celebrated May Day (Mayday/Beltane) and with it brought awareness of rebirth and beginning anew. Spring time does that. The flowers blooming invokes both absolute joy and, unfortunately for me, allergies.
I was tending to my garden today and while I was sneezing uncontrollably I was reminded that rebirth is not only a representation of the season, but a reminder that this is the time to detox our body's natural purification system and refresh our cells. Lucky for us, our creator provides and mama earth gifts us with beautifully abundant plant allies that support the detoxification process. I often find "weeds" in my very own yard that are readily available for me to snatch right up and eat. If that's not your thing we got ya covered!
It is important for me to mention that we (as humans) are an intricate system and holistic care is the healthiest approach to vitality and overall well being! This means taking in to account how not only our physical body needs support, but also our spiritual body as well as our mental health. Lifestyle plays a huge role in our health, so do what you can, when you can, where you can. We all have access to Holy Wellness!
So with that in mind, here are a few of my favorite herbs that support detoxification!
With the liver being the center of the body's natural purification system it is vital we support the process. Dandelion is a diuretic, meaning it makes ya pee a lot. It is packed full of minerals that our body needs, improving the function of the liver and gall bladder. There are many ways to prepare dandelion such as an herbal tea or capsule but my favorite way to work with this plant is to tincture the root as a digestive bitter and use it on salads or simply drop it under my tongue! Dandelion leaf is known to reduce water retention and bloating, which is why we include it in our Pregnancy Tea blend.
Yup, that pretty little flower that we all inspected for the lucky 4 leaves as a child is a plant allie. Red Clover is a great lymphatic remedy, supporting healthy flow and detoxification, and clearing stagnant energy. Red clover is also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin c. In fact, we've use it in our Moon Time herbal tea blend to help support a healthy menstrual period.
Calendula is one of those herbs with a list of supportive benefits that goes on forever. It is known to support healthy liver and gall bladder function as well as aid in lymphatic toning. Because of its many benefits, this plant allie has been used for a variety of skin issues, to heal cuts and burns, for immune function, inflammation, viruses, the list goes on. It is a warming herb and can aid in digestive function which is why we include it in our Sacral Balance Sexual and Digestive Tonic tea!
Take a walk in your neighborhood (or in your own backyard!) and see if you can identify any of these lovely beings. They are here to aid in our healing journey and guide us in connecting to our ancestor's ways.
And as always, remember to do what you can, when you can. There is no wrong or right way to Holy Wellness, just YOUR way, Without Judgement.