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Essential Oils for Seasonal Healing
is the best alternative therapy when it comes to finding a substitute
for allopathic drugs. The benefits are tremendous. Side effects are
Caution should be used when taking herbal medicine with allopathic drugs. Please see Taking Herbs Internally for simple guidelines.
Certain herbs can be very beneficial during particular seasons based on their mechanism of action and their healing properties. As the seasons change, it is a great idea to create a seasonal medicine chest with herbs that you can really utilize during that period. You will find that herbs in many forms can be both practical and versatile. Below are considerations for each season.
Spring is the season of new beginnings and rebirth. Using herbs to tonify and detox the liver and gallbladder are recommended. Consider making a Spring Herbal Medicine Chest with milk thistle, dandelion and nettle. You can benefit by having Spring Essential Oils such as jasmine, neroli and patchouli.
Summer is the high season of greatest Yang and activity is complemented by the hot fun-filled days at the beach and warm, delightful nights enjoyed outdoors. We tend to overdue in summer, too much sun, physical activities and food. Using herbs to tonify the heart, intestines and stomach are recommended. Consider making a Summer Herbal Medicine Chest with basil, elderflower and chamomile. You can benefit by having Summer Essential Oils such as tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus.
Fall is the time of gathering and harvesting in preparation for the next season. Using herbs to tonify the lungs and large intestines is recommended. With the changing of light and the dropping of temperatures, consider making a Fall Herbal Medicine Chest with astragalus, calendula and ginseng. You can benefit by having Fall Essential Oils such as bergamont, cedarwood and clove.
Winter is the time for rest and replenishing. It is the season of greatest Yin and should be observed with peaceful tranquility. Using herbs to tonify the kidneys and urinary bladder is recommended. Consider making a Winter Herbal Medicine Chest with sage, mullein and garlic. You can benefit by having Winter Essential Oils such as cinnamon, ginger and peppermint.
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