Studies have shown that sugar can lower the strength of our Immune Systems by 50% for 5hrs after eating, and when your stuck at home with an ear to some pretty intense news it's really easy to get snack or treat cravings and sugar just tastes so good! When I'm getting some of those cravings I turn to my bitter herbs. Dandelion, Burdock, Yellow Dock and Chamomile are some of my favorites and can really take the edge off of a craving. But bitters do so much more, the moment you taste a bitter flavor on your tongue, the whole digestive tract is stimulated to start releasing digestive juices priming you to get everything you need out of your food. They are also wonderfully grounding helping you shift out of your mind, into your body and into the present moment. Fear and isolation are a perfect combo to shoot you right out of your body and into your head, and when we're in our bodies it's a lot easier to remember that we are always connected to each other even if we are isolated in our separate homes. Bitter herbs also support healthy function of the liver and can help to move anger or resentment out of the body.
Capricorn season celebrates an astrological sign that’s often associated with ambition and determination. Traditionally, this earth sign is hardworking – they’re trailblazers and leaders, go-getters and revolutionaries. Check out a few herbal allies whose constituents may be helpful for those with Capricorn in their chart.
Each season has something beautiful to offer, something we can learn from or that inspires us to grow. Winter, however, is often a time when it’s hardest to recognize the many gifts around us. In many parts of the world, we experience less time with the sun, decreased activities in the garden, and land that we’ve formed a deep connection with over the milder months is now buried beneath snow.