Herbalism 101: Spring is Here-Detox Herbs, Allergy Support and Fertility!

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Spring is here!!

Violets!

Violets!

The brids are singing, the flowers are blooming, and love is in the air! It’s a good time to post about natural detox, allergy relief and fertility support.

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Detox Herbs

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Milk Thistle: Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health.

 

Milkthistle

Milkthistle

Nettle: astringent and high in iron and vit. C for proper tissue and blood formation. Very nutritious as well, promoting overall health.

Nettle

Nettle

Dandelion:  This well-known detox herb helps cleanse the liver by stimulating the production of bile and its flow to the gallbladder, one avenue through which the body naturally removes toxins. Dandelion leaves are also a diuretic.

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Seasonal Allergy Support Herbs

Nettle ( the herbal superstar!!!)

Eyebright ( I’ve been adding this to my daily tea blend for my itchy eyes and its been working great!) Reduces congestion and secretions. It is good for itchy eyes, sneezing, and excess mucus.

eyebright

eyebright

 

Yarrow: Reduces congestion and secretions

Yarrow

Yarrow

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Fertitily/ Reproductive Support Herbs

Oatstraw– (stems), Milky Oats (tops) exert a stronger effect than oatstraw: Nourishing, aids in stress reduction by supporting nervous system. Great support for stress related fertility issues.

Milky Oats

Milky Oats

 

Alfalfa: Very nutritious, high in vitamins and minerals.

 

 

Yellow Dock: Stimulates bile production for healthy removal of toxins, supportive of liver health and is high in iron, which may help support adequate iron levels which is essential for proper blood formation

Yellow dock

Yellow dock

Lemon Balm: Supports healthy stress response, lessens depression and anxiety.

Red Raspberry: Nutritive, high in vitamins and minerals. It is a uterine tonic, preparing the uterus for pregnancy and labor.

Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf

 

Additional info here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/red-raspberry-leaf.html

Nettles: Of Course!!

Hibicus:  flower petals- Very high in vitamin C, may support healthy cervical mucous. Vit. C is essential for proper absorption of iron. Best combined with herbs high in iron, Raspberry lf., Yellow dock, Nettles. Supports proper heart health and blood pressure.

Hibscus

Hibscus

Red Clover: Red Clover is a nourishing food herb. It is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is one of the best blood purifying herbs, aiding in detoxification of environmental pollutants prior to conception.

 

Red Clover

Red Clover

Damiana: A female aphrodesiac, damiana has been used for centuries to help increase circulation to the reproductive system as well as increase sexual pleasure.

Daminana

Daminana

 

Pergo tonic blend:

2 part  raspberry
2 part nettle
1 part oatstraw
.5 part alfalfa
.5 part rose hips

red clover

red clover

Be Well!!

 

Check out these additional resources:

Fertility herbs- http://natural-fertility-info.com/fertility-herbs

Allergy Support- http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=117

Farmacy herbs in Providence- http://farmacyherbs.com

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