The Beauty and Benefits of Spring Plants and Herbs

Slide-03If you’re like me, the spring hasn’t come fast enough. Piled under a mound of snow all winter (up to our shoulders!), I was going stir crazy. ,I am so ready for the springtime sun!

In fact, during one 25-degree day not that long ago, I stood outside on my back porch basking in the sunlight with a t-shirt on!

Finally, trees are beginning to bud. The springtime is a botanical herbalists blissful place. It’s the season of renewal, growth, and hope. Hibernation gives way to germination and sprouting. As flower petals begin to form, we also feel the energy of spring, venturing outside in the afternoon sun.

What opens up most for you during the spring months? Energy of the spring can be felt in our bodies, as we unfold and come to life.

What herbs to plant in early spring, when there are still evenings of frost yet days of warmth? Here are some herbs for your own garden:

Lemon Balm

Part of the mint family, lemon balm can’t be missed from its fragrant bright-green leaves. Perfect for morning tea, lemon balm soothes the stomach and digestive system.

Basil

Many people use basil as a staple herb in soups, lean meat, and vegetable recipes. Instead of purchasing basil in the store, where it has been striped of it’s rich flavor and nutrients, plant basil seeds, and enjoy the goodness!

Rosemary

Walking by a rosemary plant, I can’t help but rub my fingers and take a breath of relaxation. Used in aromatherapy, rosemary is relaxing and perks up the senses.

Sage

Used traditionally as an herb for purification, sage tea is soothing for sore throats or allergies.

Caraway

Caraway seeds are actually a fruit, but are packed with anti-oxidants. Benefiting the gut, caraway is an excellent source of fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, and manganese.

Growing herbs at home is simple: begin by taking an egg crate and adding a mound of rich soil with some seeds in the middle. As your herbs grow, replant them in a larger container or outside in the sun!

Try it, and let me know how it goes!

Unsure of what herbs are growing in your backyard this spring and how they can give you the nutrients you need? Join me for a Botanical Coach Consultation!

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