SPRING IS HERE!
Spring brings with it the vitality of life and the activation of the Liver and Gall Bladder. These organs are the organs responsible for creativity, goal setting, ambition and have the great pleasure of being responsible for the smooth flow of qi in the body as well as the influence over the sinews. Spring is about harnessing the power of newness and allowing for the potential of growth and life to spring forward. This brings with it change and flux which to those who suffer from stagnation of the Liver and Gall Bladder can create feelings of frustration and anger. The Liver and Gall Bladder can be affected by wind and this is the time of year when people can develop stiff muscles, spasm, twitches and most often that end of winter cold that they were hoping to avoid.
Spring with its endless movement and change can create a certain type of stress to the nervous system. People who aren’t ready for movement and change or those who feel stuck in life might find this push to move forward to be very stressful.
Tranquility is one of the teas we designed as a Spring tea to help ease the movement of transition and to help calm and soothe the liver during times of stress and change. One of the herbs that we adore for this blend is an Indian herb called Tulsi also known sacredly as Holy Basil. This beautiful plant possesses a range of impressive health and psycho-spiritual benefits that have lead it to be adorned in houses and temples throughout India and earning it the name as “The Elixir of Life”.
Holy basil is considered an adaptogenic herb which increase the resistance to the adverse effects of long-term stress but also acts as an immune-stimulating tonic and increases general sense of well-being. According to Justin Faerman, Holy basil is specifically a master at reducing stress and calming the nervous system.
As this powerful herb makes its way into modern conversation as part of a daily self care routine, we can value it’s ability to help us all balance the stressors that are part of of urban culture. We all want to take strides in finding pockets of mental peace that bring us back to our center and allow us to bring our best selves forward into the world.