Spring isn’t over yet! Fresh flowers, birds chirping, longer days and shorter sleeves – it’s hard to avoid the energy surge of spring awakening. This season of renewal reminds us to restore and refresh ourselves.
More than ever being healthy and keeping our outer environment clean and safe is a priority. But to be healthy we must also be concerned with keeping our inner environment clean and safe.
Spring is a wonderful time to transition to medicinal herbs that offer gentle cleansing so you can move into the warmer weather with renewed vibrancy.
To celebrate the season and get you started on cleansing, here’s my Pink Spring Cleanse Herbal Tea Blend recipe + education on all the amazing herbal qualities each herb offers to you.
3/4 cup lemon balm
1/2 cup hibiscus flowers
1/4 cup dried dandelion leaf
1/4 cup dried nettle
2 tablespoons lobelia
Mix the dried herbs and store in an air-tight container away from light and heat. Use 1 tablespoon Pink Spring Clean Tea mix to 2 cups just boiled water. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with raw honey + a splash of fresh lemon or lime.
Drink one cup in the morning and one cup in the evening as part of your AM/PM rituals. This tea will add a total health upgrade to your routine! As the weather warms up, transform it to a cold version. Add a mantra ” My body is always doing its best to create perfect health.”
In the spring many bitter foods come alive to assist us in cleansing and detoxing our liver from the winter (and from any unwanted toxins or pathogens that have built up).
This tea recipe is focused on seasonal herbs that support liver health, waking up your vibrant energy for warmer, more active days. Each herb has been carefully selected to support you in keeping a beautifully clean inner ecology. Read about each wonderful herb below:
Lemon balm kills viruses and bacteria in the liver. It calms the nerves, reduces agitation and irritability and supports the adrenals. It’s also good for treating insomnia and relieving indigestion. Lemon balm is also known as Melissa and is a member of the mint family. It is effective at relieving headaches and is safe for even children. It is considered a thyroid inhibitor so be mindful if you have any thyroid concerns.
Hibiscus is full of anthocyanin which gives it its red color. This compound rejuvenates the liver, cleans mucus off cell membrane walls and improves the liver’s ability to take care of you. It’s the perfect spring herb addition with its pretty color and flower energy.
Dandelion isn’t a weed, but a food! Its bitter root, leaves, and flowers detox the liver by loosening toxins and allowing the liver to purge them. Dandelion increases bile so that you can convert nutrients to useable action. Dandelion is a spring must for inner cleansing! It’s an excellent tea, but the fresh leaves also makes a great addition to salads and smoothies.
Nettle is a tonic herb that is very high in chlorophyll, only one molecule away from the iron carrying hemoglobin. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients, kind of like a multivitamin plant. It is used as an anti-inflammatory, to reduce seasonal allergies, and to increase the overall health of the female reproduction system even past menopause. An excellent, revitalizing herb to include on a regular bases, especially in the spring when they are in season.
I hope you enjoy this Spring cleansing tea!
Love & health,