Detox and Spring Ahead
Happy Spring! It’s really here in the Pacific Northwest. Dandelions are starting to bloom, adding a splash of yellow to the pinks, blues and purples already blooming in the garden and landscape. I harvest and dry dandelion root and mix with burdock root, stinging nettle and other herbs for a mild detox tea. Spring is a wonderful time to clear out physically, emotionally and mentally. Have your emotions been more volatile lately, more anger? Has your mind been foggy or excitedly planning new projects? Have you started a fresh exercise program? Signs of spring!
In the Chinese Five Element approach to living in balance, spring relates to the Wood Element. The related organ meridians are Liver and Gallbladder. Dandelion is a key essence in each of these blends and is the featured essence this month.
Dandelion Flower Essence
Dandelion grows just about everywhere in the world. Even though many people regard dandelion as a weed, it is one of the most valuable medicinal herbs. Dandelion root is a very effective detoxifying herb. It works primarily in the liver and gallbladder to remove wastes from infection or pollution that become toxic if they build-up, and stimulates the kidneys to eliminate the waste. Cleansing the liver and gallbladder has many benefits: reduce allergic reactions, constipation, acne, eczema and psoriasis, and inflammatory conditions–such as arthritis. Clearing the gallbladder can also help to prevent or eliminate gallstones. Dandelion’s diuretic effect can also help to eliminate fluid retention and reduce blood pressure. Dandelion greens are rich in vitamins and minerals.
On the flower essence level, Dandelion works at the energetic level of the liver and gallbladder systems to clear toxic emotional, mental and physical imprints. The imprints may be genetic, from present or past life experience, from addictive behaviors or from environmental toxins. Supporting the energetic liver and gallbladder systems strengthens digestive and hormonal processes.
I AM healthy and clear emotional, mental and physical patterns in the liver and gallbladder.
For more information about Dandelion Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence–amber, bloodstone, lapis, smokey quartz and drusy quartz–go to the link below.
Wood is representative of all of the elements. Trees connect Heaven and Earth and are a metaphor for the human body-mind-spirit connection. (The trees here are amazing! Over 100 foot tall cedar, firs and alders!) They bring rain, take up water, collect the warmth of the sun then give us firewood to warm our homes. The wood element illustrates the pushing upward of new growth as plants awaken into the rebirth of spring. Thus its color is green. In humans, the wood element helps us sprout ideas, grow plans, and bloom into action. If that process is thwarted, anger may burst forth or fester inside. Just as plants in a creek filter toxins out of the water, the wood element in humans also filters toxins out of our digestive systems.
Liver Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It secretes biochemicals, including bile, that support digestion and other metabolic processes. It stores glycogen to be released into the blood as glucose for quick energy. The liver synthesizes blood plasma proteins, decomposes spent red blood cells and breaks down toxins. It is necessary for life.
Symptoms: Use the Liver Organ Energy Meridian (OEM) Essence Blend when you have liver disease or problems with physical liver functions. Rules hips, other joints, connective tissue and muscular structure. Arthritis is a common symptom. May have eye problems and headaches behind the eyes. The main emotional patterns are anger turned in on your self, self-critical, victim, or addictions. Mentally expresses as fuzzy, confused thinking. Waking up often between 1AM – 3AM.
Action: The Liver OEM Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical liver and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. It supports the healthy functioning of the liver and can assist “liver” headaches. Structurally, it encourages the body to move with strength and grace. Emotionally, it supports you to speak your truth and use anger as motivation for change. It facilitates clear thinking in liver’s role as the big picture planner, organizer and implementer. Supports detoxifying.
For more information about the Liver Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it–black tourmaline, charoite, drusy quartz, red aventurine, smokey quartz and sugilite–go to the link below.
Gallbladder Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The gallbladder is the back up to the liver. It stores the bile secreted by the liver, clears it of water and other substances, and secretes it into the digestive tract to digest fats.
Symptoms: Use Gallbladder Organ Energy Meridian (OEM) Essence Blend when you have gallstones or other gallbladder disease. Rules hips, other joints, connective tissue and muscular structure. TMJ, and headaches around the side of the head are common symptoms. The main emotional patterns are bitterness, cynicism and anger turned outward at authority figures, objects, or when a creative process is disrupted. Mentally expresses as fuzzy, confused thinking. Waking up often between 11PM – 1AM.
Actions: The Gallbladder OEM Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical gallbladder and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. It supports the healthy functioning of the gallbladder and can assist “gallbladder” headaches. Structurally, it encourages the body to move with strength and grace. Emotionally, it supports you to speak your truth and channel anger toward creative solutions. It facilitates clear thinking in gallbladder’s role as the strategist, decision maker and implementer of effective action. Supports detoxifying.
For more information about the Gallbladder Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it–black tourmaline, charoite, drusy quartz, red aventurine, smokey quartz and sugilite–go to the link below.
Use Liver and Gallbladder Organ Energy Meridian Blends and Dandelion Flower Essence as companions to your spring herbal detox.
Year ’round they support healthy Liver and Gallbladder systems. Gotta love the Wood Element, the gracious plants give so much to us humans!!
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