Our favourite immune boosting tonic herbs
by Farley D March 30, 2020 4 mins read
Here in Australia, we have experienced devastating bushfires, back to back with unprecedented floods. We are now facing an unusual and relatively disconnectedtime with the future economic outlook uncertain. It reads of biblical times.
And during these times, there has been government misleadership, political unrest; the rich get richer, misinformation spreads. There's an overall sense that we have forgotten what's really important, we've lost our way as a population. Do you sense that?
There does not appear to be many (if any) humans not feeling things. Sadness, fear, uncertainty, disconnection, frustration and grief, to name a few. The notion of feeling 'ecological grief'* and an acute sense of disconnection is rife at the moment. Mastering the gamut of these emotions is new territory for many of us.
Know that you are not alone in these feelings.
We are currently facing the prospect of pushing the pause button on the magic of life.
Self-care is so important right now. Arguably more important than ever before. We need to look after ourselves (and our fellow humans) and remain healthy in mind and body. While we are purveyors of very potent immune herbs (you can check out our faves here), we also have tonic herbs to support your spirit during this disorienting time.
Our tonic herbs are adaptogenic - AKA they provide your body what it needs. They will up-regulate functions, or down-regulate, depending on what is required to restore balance to your unique system. In other words - any herbs from our range will help you overall with resilience, adaptability and more vital, stronger health. But these herbs below are even further aligned with the concept of self-care and nourishing of the mind and soul:
We always preach herbs are never the silver bullet! They are simply one part of your lifestyle, which will lead to a vibrant and long life. Read here for other tips on creating your own personal practice to further support your self-care journey.
This strange time gives us all some space, it's a true opportunity for the creators in all of us and certainly, thinking this way is far more nourishing for our minds and bodies than the doomsday.
Tahnee (boss mumma GM here at SuperFeast HQ) reminds us that this is forced quiet time is a time of Yin, and we lead such outwardly Yang lives, and so this dramatic shift can be confronting and overwhelming (hence, try some herbs). As our favourite climate activist, Sarah Wilson, says, "We've been given the Biggest Permission Slip Ever. We've been spared the guilt (associated with) slowing down and doing less." So, let's try to embrace the uncertainty, lean into it. Alchemising these feelings into something that can build life and creativity is essential.
The other silver lining appears to be that Nature is feeling some of her own spacious-ness. The wild is now breathing again.
Birds are back singing in Wuhan, and air pollution is significantly decreased in major cities. Roads are empty and mindless consumption has generally decreased (except for toilet paper!)
Is this virus the spiritual awakening we have needed? Is it here to remind us, force us, to slow down, be more still, see the beauty in the mundane, remember the connection to Nature? Honestly, I am not sure, and my over-stimulated mind doesn't need these Big Life Questions right now ;P For now, a nice ashwagandha chai might do the trick.
Farley is the SuperFeast marketing magician and eco queen. Farley has a deep love and respect for this planet we call home and is always exploring innovative ways to reduce waste and support the sustainability of her personal and professional practices. Farley is happiest when listening to Simply Red and sipping on a hot cacao tonic drink. He shou wu, tremella, astragalus and ashwagandha are among Farley’s favourite herbs, of which she has on high rotation throughout the day. A grounded taurean, Farley appreciates beauty and design and loves the sun and oceanic air. You can find Farley rocking loud patterns and sporting quirky socks on any given day. A true angel and beloved part of our SuperFeast team.
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