Changing temperatures and the arrival of spring call for herbs that aid in relaxation, boosting immunity, mental clarity, and stress relief. Our immune system maintains the ecological relationship between mind, body, and spirit, and it’s of importance that we have the tools necessary to nurture all three – whether with teas, tinctures, or topical creams.
Arnica Montana: After a long day on your feet, Arnica gel is a go-to healer for sore muscles, aches, and pains.
Lavender: Renowned for settling frazzled nerves, this plant can help reduce difficulty falling asleep and prevent night-time wakening. Great as tea or diffused essential oil.
Elderberry: A natural antioxidant and source of Vitamin C, elderberries have also demonstrated the ability to deactivate 10 strains of the flu virus.
Echinacea: Echinacea will support and gradually strengthen a weakened immune system – particularly effective when you’ve become ‘run-down’ as a result of stress.
Calendula: Contains antimicrobial and antiviral components. It makes a great tea for fighting sore throats, or apply it topically to soothe inflammation.
Tulsi (Holy Basil): In Ayurveda, tulsi is used to bring a sense of mental clarity. It’s the perfect herb for dispelling the winter blues, especially if you are suffering from a bout of cold or flu.
Valerian: Directly promotes relaxation of the nervous system and encourages healthy sleeping patterns, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.