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Herbs for support during the Autumn season

We are now officially in the Autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere, as we celebrate the Fall Equinox.

Equinox and Solstices mark a transitional moment in nature, of which we are a part. Honoring this time will help us allow the space to notice what happens during a transition and become more connected with the world around us and ourselves.

One of the ways I’ve been leaning into this lately is so working with herbs. Really this journey began during my pregnancy two years ago, and seeing the lovely women at Ema’s Herbs in Ventura, CA, who helped guide me to herbs that supported me through the process of growing a human.

Since then, I’ve been fascinated how nature and plants can do so much for us if we take the time to tune into them. Rachel Brathen (aka Yoga Girl) recently did a podcast on "From the Heart with Rachel Brathen" about herbs that is an excellent resource all about this! You can check it out below:

Right now, I’m fighting a cold, and have been leaning into this blend:

🌱 Nettle Leaf - hands down my favorite herb, packed with vitamins, iron, and helps support your whole system and reduce inflammation

🌱 Peppermint - great for opening up airways and vitality

🌱 Calendula - has antiviral & antibacterial properties and helps reduce inflammation

🌱 Lemon Balm - reduces stress & anxiety, helps with appetite and sleep

🌱 Rose Hips - packed with vitamins & minerals, reduces pain and boosts immune system

I also add in an Immune Tincture from Sweet Mountaintop Farm that is a blend of Echinacea, Spilanthes, Lemon Balm, Western Vervain Yarro & Calendua

Most of my herbs are sourced organic and locally, either through Farmer & The Cook or Rainbow Bridge in Ojai (they have an amazing selection!) or at Ema’a Herbs in Ventura.

One day I’ll get my herb garden going and grow my own! I’ve already got a great section of Calendula! 🌼

We are connected to nature, so when nature changes we start to feel that change within. The more our inner rhythm is aligned with the outer rhythm, with nature, the more in tune and at ease we can feel.

So, lean into the changing of the seasons. Take time to slow down and notice your changes as well 🧡

Happy Autumn!

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