Create Your Spring Revitalizing Herbal Tea
by Suzanne E. Sky, MTOM, Life Resilience Coach
Are you feeling spring in your step? Here in Southern Oregon, the green is finally back. Overnight the rose bushes, shrubs, and trees are radiant with vibrant green and red leaves. Flowers are bursting out of the ground with a rainbow array of colors. I’d love to share a special magical, mineralizing, revitalizing, seasonal herbal tea that I blend for myself and clients for almost twenty years now. Each morning I place the herbs in a 1-quart mason jar, cover with boiling water, and let them steep for an hour or so. Then I drink the tea throughout my day.
You can easily create this at home. Most natural food stores have a bulk herb section where you can purchase and blend the herbs. I combine Nutritive herbs, dried Berries, and Seasonal herbs. Here's some ideas for spring.
The nutritive herbal base of Nettles herb and Oatstraw (equal parts of each) provides the foundation of the formula. Nettles is especially rich in protein, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Oatstraw is also highly nutritive and especially high in the mineral silica, which supports healthy skin and hair.
Berries are packed with phytonutrients and rich in flavonoids that benefit cellular, immune, and overall health. I always add several types of berries to my Revitalizing Tea blend, depending on the season. Their flavor can be quite strong, so a small amount of berries brings a lot to a tea blend. For spring I use Schizandra berries and Bilberries. Schizandra, known as the five flavor herb in Chinese medicine, is a tonic for both the liver and respiratory system. Bilberries are well-known to benefit the liver and eyes. They also support gut and immune health. I often include Rose Hips for their great color and vitamin C content.
Seasonal Herbs The rest of the herbal ingredients vary with the season, the year, and your health focus. My Spring Revitalizing Tea Blend can include two or more of the following herbs.
Dandelion root and Burdock root support the liver. Lemon Balm and Skullcap herb calms the nervous system. I love including adaptogen (nourishing, uplifting) herbs seasonally. Spearmint can add flavor and a refreshing zing to your tea. Revitalizing tea herbs provide us with such an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients (phytonutrients) unique to the plant kingdom that provide nourishment for all the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of our body. You can find most of these herbs in the bulk section of your health food store. Be sure to only purchase organically-grown or sustainably wildcrafted herbs. Create your own spring blend and enjoy!
From my heart to yours, Suzanne Sky - Life Resilience Coach
As a Life Resilience Coach, I offer a heart-centered approach to support purpose-driven women in transition in creating the meaningful life they love. We work together in a collaborative coaching process to identify practical steps you can take in alignment with your abilities, core values, and life vision so you can live your heart and create the impact you want. My whole person coaching integrates compassionate awareness, collaborative dialogue, gentle inquiry, and an invitation to engage in journaling and embodied awareness practices.
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P.S. I'm a trained, practicing herbalist in Western and Chinese medicine for over three decades. But nothing in this article is intended to replace the services of a health professional nor does it constitute medical advice but is based on my research, personal and clinical experience. If you are ill please consult a physician. This article is for information purposes only.