Spring is a time of new growth. A time that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, are excited to finally get back outside after a Winters internal reflection. During the colder months, our metabolism tends to slow down. Spring is an opportunity to bring more movement back into our bodies.
The first weeds to burst through the thawing soil are the foods that we need to add to our daily diet. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is a time to support the Liver and Gallbladder. After being indoors most of Winter, we may feel a little pent up or stagnant. Liver and Gallbladder stagnation may cause symptoms of anger, aggression, short-tempered, and impatience. Traditionally, people have relied on plants as allies to help us adapt to the change of seasons.
This simple Wild Foods based Spring Tonic is a great way to support the body as it adapts to the changing of the Season.