With the Spring solstice upon us and as we plan for the planting season, consider growing a culinary healing herb garden and focus on plants that help us manage the effects of stress.
To learn more about the healing properties of herbs on a deeper level, I recommend an incredible book written by Donald R. Yance, a clinical master herbalist and certified nutritionist. I had the good fortune to hear Donald Yance (www.adaptogensbook.com) speak at Bauman College in Berkeley, California this past March and I purchased his anthology titled, Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease that was Published in 2013. (Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-62055-055-100-4, eBook ISBN: 978-1-62055-131-8). This book has a wealth of information on the amazing healing properties of herbs for many chronic and age related diseases.
Taking from traditions of the past and married with the science of today, Yance explains how to use herbs effectively to heal the body. Many medicinal plants have antioxidants that help reduce the effects of stress. Consider incorporating some of these plants in your spring herb garden this year and into your diet. There are many common herbs that are loaded with antioxidants that help reduce the effects of stress.
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Wishing you a stress-free and joyful launch into Spring!,