Stock Up on Your Fall Herbal Apothecary
Fall is the time to safeguard our energy, strengthen our immunity, and heatup our internal fire. Like the plants that shed their leaves and retreat into the soil to absorb nutrients, we too need to fortify our souls to make it through the cold seasons and arise restored and revived in the spring.
Surprisingly most of what is needed can be found in your kitchen. You can nourish yourself with Adaptogenic Soups and Stews. This may seem to be too simple of a remedy, but any herbalist will assure you, nutrient-rich broths, porridges, soups, and stews are easy on digestion and offer simple sustenance in cooler times. They’re an amazing instrument for herbal medicines that will support digestion with warming aromatic spices.
Spices are perhaps some of the most underrated herbs. Many folks don’t see spices as herbal medicine, but the method is all in the dose. Using a little more of these warming spices during the day throughout the winter months can give you extra herbal benefits, including circulatory and digestive system support. Some of my fall preferences are cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. Try combining turmeric infused in a warm breakfast cereal with astragalus to pep up your immune system ahead of the winter season.
One way to inculcate these powerful herbs is to sip on medicinal teas and tonics, I am evidently biased towards teas, but it’s one of the best ways to take herbal medicine. Teas are easy to make and are quickly absorbed by the body. Try to incorporate teas with a purpose into my daily routine like our Golden Moon Milk, or our Autumn Herbal blend these teas help to sustain the immune system.
Supporting ourselves with adaptogenic herbs at the onset is one of the most important things we can do. Our herbalists recommends incorporating adaptogenic herbs well in advance of seasonal illnesses and stressors. These energetic plants will give you extra protection through demanding times and seasonal shifts. Our favorite go to adaptogens for resilience is Ashwagandha, Turmeric and Ginger which is available in Golden Moon Milk and say hello to our newest addition to our herbal family and has quickly become my go to herbal blend System Support it is the perfect blend astragalus and schisandra. This powerful herbal supplement can help enhance endurance and strengthen the immune system and fight infections.
While we can always stay prepared, sometimes we just simply don’t feel 100%. This is when we turn to herbal partners that turn-up our immune system. We love having our organic herbal fire cider which is filled with immune boosters like echinacea, acai berry and green tea. And if you need some support for the throat, try adding the tonic to a warm mint tea. Why not try a non-traditional way, herbal hot toddy with a touch of whiskey!
It’s that time of year again, wrap up in a warm blanket with a warm beverage, eat warm foods rest and reflect!