Seasonal change herbs help your immune system transition from one season to another while maintaining an optimal immune system. climate change has an effect on our main systems depending on our existing nutritional condition. This also effects our adrenal glands and can produce a chemical imbalance causing mood swings and gloominess. Certain phytochemicals can create a counter for this depending on the individuals level of health and nutrition. However, there are herbs and essential oils used for aromatherapy, making tonics, syrups, juices, and even infused honeys that will work well and throughout the year.
A few Herbs that can get you through the seasonal change periods are:
- Echinacea: helps maintain a healthy immune system
- Bee Pollen: Provide a pure and full spectrum of b complex vitamins and many more vital enzymes to maintain good health.
- Rose Hips: Provide high levels of vitamins C, A, K
- thyme a powerful anti-bacterial/anti-viral herb
- Astragalus: a powerhouse of support for both the immune system, Adrenal Glands, and Central Nervous System.
- Elder: A powerful herb loaded with vitamin C, A, K, with phytochemicals and high levels of antioxidents and is beneficial to support a healthy immune system, circulatory system and muscular skeletal system
A few Essential Oils that can get you through the seasonal change periods are:
These essential oils are uplifting and will help you get through the seasonal change blues. just a few drops in a diffuser or in a pot of boiling water.
- Bay Laurel
Daily Health Tonics:
Apple Cider Tonic: ( must brush teeth after use to avoid enamel erosion)
Directions: take 10 ounces of cold water 2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of raw wildflower honey and mix well until all is mixed well and dissolved drink daily making a tea out of this recipe is good for sinus infections.
Elder Rose hip syrup: this healthy daily tonic is “loaded” with vitamin “C” and helps maintain your immune system.
Echinacea, Rose hip: this immune system support through echinaceas enzymes and rose hips high levels of vitamin “C”
Jasmine Green tea, Rose Hip syrup: this tonic provide high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C to assist all the main systems to perform optimally
Dandelion Wine: (Just a month and a half away from opening!) This health tonic is loaded with vitamins and mineral and bring springtime throughout the winter. it is loaded with vitamins, A, K, magnesium, trace minerals of calcium, maganese well as a mild blood purifier, thus removing toxins and neurotoxins from not only the blood but throughout your body. it is a mild gentle alcohol with an average of 18-25 percent alcohol. distilled water can be added to lower the alcohol percentage present but will shorten shelf life considerable and must be kept refrigerated.
Dandelion Bee pollen Spread: 1 tablespoon of raw domestic bee pollen, 4 ounces of dried dandelion whole plant including flowers, 1 cup of raw wildflower honey.
directions: add all ingredients to one cup of honey, and store daily for 2 weeks, by turning the jar upside down morning and night of each day. stain and bottle spread on toast or on pancakes or take 1 teaspoon a day as a general health tonic.
A powerful Daily Tonic: Apple Carrot Celery Ginger( uplifting and loaded with vitamins and minerals, pectin with antioxidant properties)
Triple “C” Juice: 2 Apple 3 Carrot 1/4 cup of Pineapple, 1/2 handful of cilantro.
Immune Juice: 3 carrots,1 stalk of celery, 1 apple, 1/2 beet with the greens, 1/2 handful of wheatgrass,1/2 handful of parsley.