Healing in Spring is about boosting your health after the long dark winter. It is about preparing for the warmer and longer days of Spring, with its blossoming trees and colourful flowers.
The mind and body are waking from a low ebb following the long dark winter evenings and late morning sunrises. The winter diet and time shut away indoors with artificial heating has broken down the bodies immunity.
The clear Spring weather is the time to come out of hibernation, stretch those muscles, and refresh your senses. A time to get into shape with some outdoor activities and enjoy the sounds and scents of Spring. Restoring vitality with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
While the colourful Spring flowers can boost your mood, there high pollen count can also cause Hayfever.
The warm sunny spells help raise air temperature, helping germs multiply rapidly, bringing about colds and chest problems. The Spring breezes carry pollen causing allergic reactions to the release of histamine.
Once spring comes, so do those itchy eyes and sneezes associated with seasonal allergies. Hay fever, nasal congestion, and eye irritation affect up to 30% of the population worldwide.
For healing, in Spring some natural remedies include:
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Drink this to increase your potassium, and to help eliminate runny noses. Apple cider vinegar helps to break up mucus in the body, letting you breathe again. (Dilute it in water or with lemon juice.)
- Eucalyptus oil – is commonly used for allergy relief, due to its ability to reduce inflammation. Put some in a small bowl at your work desk or rub about three drops on your chest to help you breathe easier. A 2010 study found it to be beneficial for respiratory problems such as asthma.
- Stinging nettle tea. – use of this plant’s root can be traced back to medieval times as a diuretic, believed to reduce the number of histamines in the body.
- Acupuncture – has been effective in patients with allergic rhinitis.
Detox your system with greens in preperation for the more invigorating activities of warmer months.
Take a hot shower to help clear your sinuses, and to cleanse yourself of all the outdoor pollen.
Avoid the viral infections of Spring by boosting your immunity with echinacea, nettle tea, and foods rich in antioxidants.