Spring Cleansing in the Green Season- By Yarrow Willard Cl.H.
We are getting close to the end of our damp West Coast winter season. Spring brings a renewed source of energy in our selves and the natural world around us, as everything wakes up. This makes it the opportune time to work on our selves and our health for the coming season. Traditionally people would graze on the young shoots and fresh greens available at this time. It so happens that many of these plants stimulate our body, specifically the liver, to shed the accumulation of toxins we’ve built up over the winter.
This natural energy can be used to our advantage of the season by consuming lots of greens, baby vegetables, using spring herbs or doing a cleanse.
There are many great spring herbs ready for the picking that can be used for cleansing during this season. Such as Nettles, Cleavers, Fir tips, Alfalfa, Horsetail, Dandelion, Burdock, Oregon Grape, and Yellow dock. You can also take advantage of some of the seasonally edible young shoots and greens in the wild. Such as Miner’s Lettuce, Sheep sorrel, Yellow Salsify, Dandelion greens, Lambs quarter, Fireweed, Ostrich fern (fiddle heads), Fir tips, and Maple blossoms to name a few.
Spring is also a great time for a new seasonally appropriate herbal tea. Some of our suggestions are
Green Qi – Electrolyte and mineral rich. A fresh spring blend using the unique bounty of seasonal west coast herbs and seaweed. (also wonderful served chilled with lemon).
Cleanse Blend – Gently helps removing toxins from the body. Working on the liver, kidneys, blood and colon
Seasonal Response – A flavourful and nourishing way to ease the bodies reactions to allergies, both environmental and specific.
Kick Start – A robust and flavorful energy drink. Served hot and makes a great coffee substitute. There is a small amount of caffeine in it, although the main effect these herbs have is helping balance and nourish our energy levels of the body
At Harmonic Arts we also have 4 different cleanse kits. Each based on a different level of health enhancement. The Cleanse, Gut Ecology, Vitality, and 21st Centurion. All can be customized with to the individuals unique body constitution or cleansing dietary program.
Other Spring suggestions from Harmonic Arts are:
Combination Liquid Extracts– the Green Spirits elixir, Liver tonic, Weight Loss tonic, or Allergy ease,
Greens– Chlorella, Spirulina, Moringa, or our Green Power blend
Detoxifying Clays– Internally- Bentonite or Zeolite Clay. Externally- French Green or Bentonite Clay
Of course there are many great single herbs available at Harmonic Arts as well, Check out the online store for more details. If you don’t see or know what you are looking for, just ask us, we’ll be happy to help!