Spring is finally here. The weather has warmed, the air is lighter, and you can see the birds getting active. The energy pathways most active in spring are Gall Bladder and Liver Meridians.
Spring is associated with the wood element;
the energy of plants breaking through the soil and buds appearing on the bare trees. This time of year is perfect for cleansing both externally and internally; letting go of the old and making way for the new. The color of spring is green and the taste is sour.
To support the Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians incorporate leafy greens such as dandelion, chickweed, watercress, sprouts, lettuces, chard, and arugula into your diet. These greens help to purify the Liver and Gall Bladder.
“The Liver and Gall Bladder work together to move blood and bile, and play pivotal roles in:”
- The ligaments and tendons- which aid flexibility and strength.
- The eyes and clear vision.
- Spleen and lung health- closely aligned with the immune system and susceptibility to seasonal allergies.
Apple cider vinegar or lemon in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning is also beneficial for the Gall Bladder as are artichoke and radish. Other detoxification foods for spring are:
- Bay leaves
- Broccoli Rabe
- Coconut milk
- Brown rice, millet, potatoes
- Green tea
- Sea vegetables