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Spring is near




As I sit here, drinking my coffee in the dappled sunlight shining through the window and illuminating my house plants - I too, feel illuminated in the warmth of the Suns rays as they kiss my hands typing on my laptop.


Which inspired the idea to revive the blog! I have a vision of utilizing this space to share a sliver of my knowledge on ways you incorporate more wellness into your life.


With the count down to Spring, (19 days to the Equinox) I wanted to share some fun and easy Spring herbs that you may be admiring as they begin to sprout through the slumber soil and how they can add value + nutrition to your everyday life!



NETTLES: One of my favorite, can't live without specialties! You most likely are familiar with this plant from days of your childhood playing at the park, hiking trails during summer camp and feeling a burning sensation upon your legs that itched like h3ll for about 7 minutes (or a fer hours!) but I promise you; this plant has no reason to fear! Best when picked young for sautéing up a delicious and extremely nutritious meal. Or drying out the leaves for a mineral rich tea! Call me anything but crazy because after a long day of foraging and my legs have worn tired, I will purposefully find the closest Nettle patch to rub my legs into. Why!? You must be questioning; because the stingers in Stinging Nettle are actually extremely medicinal and cause a stinging sensation caused by the formic acid and histamine contained in tiny hairs that cover the stems and leaves. Causing a response of blood circulation and a jolt of energy! The stinging can often be eased by plants growing near by such as: Plantain, Jewelweed and Yellow Dock. If you aren't familiar with any of those you can simply make a tea of rosemary, and sage -- or even the nettle leaves and use as an antidote spray. I recommend drinking too! Nettle is a quintessential nourishing herbal tonic, and can be drunk or eaten daily. Nettle nourishes, supports, and energizes the whole body, and is richly nourishing to the blood!


The stalks and leaves are (carefully) harvested and used to make tea, infusion and tincture. The spring-gathered stalks and leaves can be eaten as a cooked green like spinach or juiced. Nettle’s nourishing and herbal action is attributed to its rich vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and chlorophyll content, as well as formic acid. It contains abundant calcium, magnesium, silica, iron and vitamins A, C, E, and K.


If you'd like to try the benefits of Nettles but don't want the sting you can find them in our Allergy Support Tincture + Mineral Magic Tea.


Chickweed:: If you're looking for a natural way to restore your body’s vitality after winter, give Chickweed a try. This herb is well known for its beneficial effects in supporting the body's immune system, and is often used as a tonic. Make it part of your diet by adding it to salads, soups, and stews. You can also enjoy its nourishing properties year-round by extracting it in an herbal vinegar (think salad dressing!)


I hope you enjoyed this information! More herbal notes and DIY blogs to follow soon!


xo Andrea






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