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Winter Herbs

Although Winter isn't official until December 21, I seem to be experiencing the winter blahs. Winter is a time when we feel cold, have low energy, and life begins to slow down. It is a good season for reflection and planning. Winter may bring with it stagnation, depression, increased hunger, lowered immunity.

Be sure to practice self-care during the months ahead.

*Allow yourself to get extra sleep, your body needs it

*Get regular exercise

*Eat a well balanced diet, and include warming foods

*Enjoy the time of quietness as life starts to slow down

There are many herbs that may be beneficial during the Winter months.

Incorporate warming herbs and spices into your recipes: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cayenne, Ginger, Pepper and Rosemary are some of my favorites.

Herbs are a great way to support your immune system. I like to mix and blend herbs to make hot teas and sweeten it with local raw honey. Some of the herbs I use are: Elder berries, Elder flowers, Astragalus, Echinacea, Ginger root, and Licorice root.

I also like to incorporate herbs that tend to help me with the "Winter blahs". Some of my favorites are Lemon balm, Tulsi, St.. John's Wort, Hyssop, Chamomile, Rhodiola, and Ashwagandha.

If you would like a special blend to suit your personal needs, please contact us or stop in to see us.

*These statements are in no way meant to diagnose or treat any disease. These are my personal statements and uses.


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