Put Some ‘Spring’ in Your Step!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 8, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
With springtime comes a sense of renewal – blossoms on the branch, birdsong in the air, and a hint of warmer days to come…. ahh!
Spring is also the traditional time for cleansing, considered by many to be the cornerstone of good health. Cleansing gives the body a chance to release toxins that have been accumulating over the past year and storing in, primarily, the fat cells. It also provides an opportunity for the body to do some deep, restorative healing that it may not otherwise have a chance to.
Some of the best herbs for cleansing and detoxification include Oregon Grape, Burdock, Dandelion (both the root and leaf), Red Clover, and Nettles. Taken together, they work synergistically to support your body’s ability to eliminate toxins through the liver, bowels, kidneys, lymphatics, lungs, and skin.
We’ve combined all of these herbs, and others, into Detox Gold, our premier cleansing tonic. It’s a highly effective formula for supporting detoxification.
A seasonal cleanse done alongside a healthy diet, plenty of water, and regular exercise and rest, will have you feeling that ‘spring in your step’ again in no time!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan