Spring is here!!
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.
Milk Thistle: Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health.
Nettle: astringent and high in iron and vit. C for proper tissue and blood formation. Very nutritious as well, promoting overall health.
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.
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.
Yarrow: Reduces congestion and secretions
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Damiana: A female aphrodesiac, damiana has been used for centuries to help increase circulation to the reproductive system as well as increase sexual pleasure.
Pergo tonic blend:
2 part raspberry
2 part nettle
1 part oatstraw
.5 part alfalfa
.5 part rose hips
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