Ayurvedic Herbs for Spring

Days are getting longer, the air is warmer, and color begins to blossom all around us. In Ayurveda, Kapha season is associated with the transformative season of Spring. Kapha energy is heavy, cold, stable, and full of potential for growth, much like Spring. 

If you’re an individual with a Kapha constitution, you may be prone to imbalances during this time such as lethargy, weight gain, congestion, and sluggishness. To help you avoid these and take full advantage of the transformative nature of Spring, utilize these following herbs and spices. 



1. Turmeric


Allergies can range from annoying to debilitating, and many of us experience them heavily around Spring. Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it a powerful agent in fighting allergies. Turmeric also contains curcumin - which helps reduce congestion and dries out excess mucus. 


Bring more turmeric in your life by including it in your cooking or microdosing it with our Focus + Balance capsules



2. Triphala


Even if you’ve washed your windows and dusted every corner of your apartment, “Spring cleaning” shouldn’t just be applied to your external environment, but your internal one as well. It is important to melt away Winter toxins that have built up in your body.


Triphala helps support healthy digestion and cleanse out built-up toxins. It is an important herb to take daily to maintain your digestive fire. 



3. Tulsi


We love Tulsi, “The Queen of Herbs”, for its various benefits. Not only does it boost our immune system but it treats colds, removes toxins from the respiratory tract, relieves bloating, promotes a healthy stress response, boosts energy, and cultivates radiant mental health. 


Enjoy this powerful and tasty herb in teas daily to experience all its amazing benefits. 



4. Cinnamon


Cinnamon is a great ally for springtime due to its pungent, warm, and sweet characteristics. It is known to stimulate blood circulation, alleviate pain, balance your sex drive, and support digestion. Most importantly, it helps stimulate the heart, liver, kidney, and spleen which all can become stagnant when experiencing a virus during cold and flu season. 


It also increases the bioavailability of other spices, so make sure to combine it with other Spring herbs and spices to receive their full benefit. 



5. Ginger


Ginger is well-known for improving digestion and supporting the respiratory system. It is good for fighting off colds and flu, removing congestion, relieving headaches, and clearing sore thoughts. 


Enjoy ginger in your tea and meals to support a healthy digestion and clear any of the blockages created by allergies.