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Winter is here and it’s time to safeguard our energy, strengthen our immunity, and heat up 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 rise 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 that nutrient-rich broths, porridges, soups, and stews are easy on digestion and offer simple sustenance in cold weather. They’re an amazing instrument for herbal medicines that will support digestion with
these warming aromatic spices.
Spices are perhaps some of the most underrated herbs. Many 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 and throughout the wintery months can give you extra herbal benefits, including circulatory and digestive system support. Some of my favorites are cayenne, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. Try combining our Golden Milk infused into your warm breakfast cereal to pep up your immune system.
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, to help sustain immune support.
Supporting ourselves with adaptogenic herbs at the onset of col/flu systems is one of the most important things we can do. 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 also some of these herbs can be found in our new herbal blend Restoration. Say hello to our newest addition to our herbal family. This has quickly become one of my favorite herbal blends. Restoration is the perfect blend of
astragalus and schisandra. This powerful herbal supplement can help enhance endurance and strengthen the immune system, help fight infections and support your liver.
While we always stay prepared, sometimes we just simply don’t feel 100%. This is when we should turn to herbal partners to turn-up our immune system. We can't forget about our Fire Cider! We love having our organic herbal fire cider which is filled with immune boosters such as echinacea, acai berry and green tea. If you need some support for the throat, try adding the tonic to a warm mint tea. It can also be incorporated in a non-traditional way, herbal hot toddy with a touch of whiskey! Delicious!
It’s time to wrap up in our warm blankets with a warm beverage, eat warm foods, rest and reflect!