3 Ayurvedic Tips For The Spring Season
1.) Up your Bitter Greens
It is that season where we get super congested, sinus infections are on the rise, allergies, sneezing, sinus pressure headaches, etc. We are moving into Kapha season where water and earth elements are in excess, causing these issues in our body to increase. Load up on your bitter, astringent, pungent greens like arugula, kale, mustard greens, collard greens, dandelion, broccoli rabe, and so forth. These are all alkaline foods that maintain and support the liver and the gallbladder, at the same time lower your intake on meats, heavy foods, and especially dairy products! The excess of winter is all about the sugary, heavy, creamy, comfort foods while spring is really about cleansing the system. Drinking a lot of Dandelion Tea this season will be key!
2.) Alma Powder or Gooseberry
Load up on your Vitamin C! When the seasons change, the temperatures fluctuate between hot and cold, this weakens our digestive fire (Agni) and thus weakening our immune system. Consider taking AMLA (aka Gooseberry) for the season. Amla is a potent nourishing herb with overall rejuvenating properties. It is packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. Amla is great for the metabolism, toning the digestive system, also rejuvenating the skin and hair, making it healthier!
3. Lymphatic System Draining