Herbal Remedies for Autumn Healing
The beginning of autumn brings with it a change in temperature. Prepare yourself for the cold months ahead with some herbal remedies.
As the days shorten and the leave begin to change colour, we start to wind down after a hectic summer of outdoor activity. It is important not to slip into a routine of stodgy comfort food and evenings curled up in front of the telly, however, a combination of warming and healthy foods, herbal tonics and exercise will help maintain physical vitality and immunity. Creative projects and activities are also vital in maintaining a stimulated and active mind.
Herbs to Warm Your Body
The damp weather of autumn signals the first colds of the season. Antiviral aromatherapy oils such as tea tree can help boost your immune system, as can herbal remedies such as echinacea tea. The damp air can also trigger rheumatic aches and pains. It is important to keep supple to alleviate this and, again, herbal remedies such as ginger or juniper oils can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
Use herbal remedies to protect yourself against autumnal conditions such as rheumatism and the common cold.
Causes of Autumn Ailments
A good awareness of the most common reasons for autumn maladies is an important step in avoiding their effects and making sure that you don’t wind down with the seasons.
- The sudden change in temperature that takes place between summer and autumn leaves us vulnerable to chills. It can also make us feel lethargic and run down.
- Damp weather, combined with centrally heated buildings, encourages viruses to breed. This makes cold and flu viruses much more common and more difficult to avoid.
- As we return from our summer holidays, we bring back new, often more potent, viruses to which we have little immunity.
Indulge in seasonal fruits and vegetables to maintain your health.