Mother Earth Living

Spring Cleansing

Herbs Give a New Lift, a Fresh Start

The flowers of elder (Sambucus nigra) encourage sweating.
Herb photos by Steven Foster
Known to most as a pesky weed, dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flushes the system while providing potassium.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) defends the liver.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is one of many herbs that can help clean the lymphatic system.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a diaphoretic, or an herb that encourages sweating.
Like yarrow and elder, boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) prompts the body to sweat out impurities.

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