Colour Spectrum Diet: Rejuvenating Chakra Centers with Food

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Earlier posts shared how coloured water and flower essences could stimulate  ones Chakra Energy Centers.  The focus of this post is on  how diet can nourish and rejuvenate these Energy Centers.   Eating foods that align with each one  the 7 Chakras can be a mood enhancer increasing ones sense of self-esteem and empowerment.  They each  vibrate at a different frequency rate and each has their own focus of human function and awareness.  Nutrition increases their vibrancy.  

Foods that nourish the Chakras are as follows:

The Crown Chakra  – Purple, White, Gold Food Spectrum

  • Air – Fasting

Fasting and drinking water recharges this Chakra.  When it is balanced it enhances ones strength and power.  If ones is defeated this energy center may be under-active, over-active or blocked.  The focus of this Chakra is at the end of the day in the evening.  It benefits from a period of fasting even with only a lengthy break between evening meals and the breakfast the following morning.

The Brow Chakra – Deep Blue & Purple Food Spectrum

  • Brain – Boosting Foods

This Chakra benefits from eating food that are deeper blue and purple.  Eating lightly and including healthy fats and oils in ones diet supports recharging this Chakra and calming your energy to transform feelings of frustration and anger into peacefulness.  This Chakra is important to focus attention upon when one is unable to forgive.

The Throat Chakra Light Blue Food Spectrum

  • Breathing – slowing down while you eat

This Chakra helps one to speak honestly and listen with empathy.  It supports reducing anxiety and helps to tonify ones kidneys. Lighter blue pigment foods represent this Chakra.

The Heart Chakra Green Food Spectrum

  • Intention – how you are cooking your food

The green foods of the Heart Chakra contain live enzymes, oxygen and chlorophyll.  These foods are rejuvenating and help to increase low vital energy levels and reduce stress.  If one is experiencing adrenal fatigue this Chakra is one to pay attention to.

The Solar Plexus Chakra  – Yellow Food Spectrum

  • Digestion –  Digestive Aids

The yellow, white and gold foods of the Solar Plexus are mood enhancers for those experiencing depression, are sad or emotional.  This Chakra represents joy!

The Sacral Chakra – Orange Food Spectrum

  • Warm, Nurturing, & Sensual Foods – Creativity

This Chakra reflects creativity and reflects comfort foods to increase confidence and self-worth.  Low on confidence? Telling yourself you are unworthy of love? or doubting your choices?   Focus on Mom’s comfort foods like casseroles and soups or warming teas.

The Root Chakra  – Red Food Spectrum

  • Hot and Spicy

This is the first meal of the day and the most important for stimulating one’s elimination process, boosting one’s energy levels, and body temperature.  If you are run down, fatigued, burnt out, lazy or lethargic begin your day with fresh fruits, root veggies and some spicy heat.


Colour Spectrum Diet Plan Choices

Two ways for cleansing, rejuvenating and learning more about your Chakras are either through  following a daily colour eating plan or to follow a  longer regime that has a focus on one colour for a longer period.  In the second choice it would be in stages of staying with one chakra colour for an extended period.   Each of these plans start with the lower frequency colour of red and move up the spectrum to violet which has a higher frequency vibration.

  1.  Daily Chakra Colour Spectrum Eating Plan – Integration 

The daily plan for following a Chakra led diet would be to organize your food to correspond with colours at certain times of day starting with red, orange and yellow foods in the morning hours, yellow, green and blue at mid-day and blue, purple, white and gold foods in the evening.  In this plan yellow is the bridge between morning and mid-day foods, and blue is the bridge between mid-day and evening foods.

A daily food plan is a great introduction to a coloured diet regime and it can be an easier way for one to integrate into their lifestyle while enjoying immediate results of increased energy, enhanced moods and a bonus of loosing weight simply by eating for the body.

2.  A Deeper Chakra Colour Spectrum Cleansing Diet – Experience

One can begin with checking in with ones intuition to make a choice of staying with each colour of food for an extended equal period.  This could be 1 to 7 days.  This pattern of eating would be one way of connecting with the frequencies of ones chakras in a deeper way beginning with the lower frequency of red.  Each stage on the Chakra Cleaning Diet would focus on an individual colour as follows:

  • First stage – Red Foods
  • Second – Orange Foods
  • Third – Yellow Foods
  • Fourth –  Green Foods
  • Fifth – Light Blue Foods
  • Sixth – Deeper Blue and Purple Foods
  • Seventh – Violet Foods

Committing to an extended stage of eating with a system of each colour starting with the lower frequency can give one a greater experience of the Chakras and the colours characteristics.  It would be an integrative experience and is a diet for body, mind, emotion and spirit.

Some conventional food suggestions

by Renee Lindstrom

Chakra Food Chart by Renee Lindstrom

 


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000
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Chakra Vibrational Frequencies & Functional Integration for Health & Well-being


by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

The Sanskrit translation for Chakra is “wheel” and refers to an energy center that interacts with our various physiological and neurological body systems. These energy centers are believed to govern aspects of our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

There are 7 main energy centers that have have their  own vibrational frequency and colour.  Their specific frequency rate restore and balance our seven chakras or energy centers.

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Below are some of the  functioning areas each of the seven energy centers govern .


The Violet Crown Chakra – Top of the Head (Thought)

The Crown Chakra, also known as the 7th chakra, governs the eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland and is associated with spirituality, loyalty, the divine and love.  It is located in the center of ones forehead above ones eyes and is associated with light.   It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.  It influences calm and personal peace.

Functional Effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • loneliness, depression, dizziness, apathy and anxiety
  • Spiritual:
    • dark night of the soul
  • Mental:
    • confusion, lack of empathy, judgmental moralistically (superiority), dementia
      • Strategy – agression
  • Physical:
    • seizures, sleep disorders

7th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Indigo Brow Chakra  – Center Forehead above eyebrows  (Light)

The Brow Chakra, also known as the 6th chakra, governs the eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland and is associated with spirituality, loyalty, the divine and love.  It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.

 

Functional Effects when Brow Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • anxiety, nervous breakdowns, depression, confusion
  • Mental:
    • learning disabilities, poor insight, indecisiveness
  • Physical:
    • nightmares, headaches, brain tumors, blindness, deafness

6th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Blue Throat Chakra – Voice Box area of Neck (Sound)

The Throat Chakra, also known as the 5th chakra,  governs the voice, endocrine gland, thyroid, and communication.  It relates to truth, nobility, serenity, spiritualism, thoughtfulness and kindness.  It is associated with faith, caring, peace and fidelity.

 

Functional Effects when Throat Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • Anger, Frustration
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of isolation
      • Strategy – to isolate oneself from others, addictions
  •  Physical:
    •  TMJ, sore throats, scoliosis, tonsillitis, teeth, gum problems, earaches, vertigo, tinnitus, thyroid issues

5th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Green Heart Chakra  – Heart Center  (Air Element)

The Heart chakra, also known as the 4th chakra, governs the heart, thymus, circulatory and immune system.  The chakra connects and balances the upper chakras of spirit and the lower chakras of matter – meeting of spirit and body.  It reflects growth, healing, selfless love,  tranquility, harmony and hope.  It represents balance, serenity and calms nerves.

Functional Effects when Heart Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • fear, jealousy, anger, bitterness/resentfulness
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts that project loss or not having enough love or affection
      • Strategy – smothering others with touch, affection & connection
  • Physical:
    • asthma, heart disease, lung disease, breast issues, lymphatic systems, upper back problems, shoulder problems, arm pain, wrist pain

 4th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra –  (Fire Element – Intelligence & Concentration)

The Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as the 3rd chakra,  governs the liver, spleen, stomach and small intestine.  It represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy.  It is associated with new horizons, intellect, will-power, self-confidence and  fulfillment.

Effects when Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • fear, shame/guilt, disappointment
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of rejection, criticism and self -image moral judgements
  • Physical:
    • arthritis, digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure
      diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon, spleen, kidney
      bulimia or anorexia, middle spine

 3rd Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Orange Sacral Chakra  – Belly Area (Water Element – Creativity)

The Sacral Chakra, also known as the 2nd chakra, governs the uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries, and testes. It is an energizing color and associated with self-respect and represents purity, togetherness and feminine sensuality.  It represents sexuality and manifestation and the sense of being up-lifted.

Effects when Sacral Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • Depression
  • Mental:
    • Evaluative thoughts of betrayal, lack of  impotency or loss, addictions
  • Physical:
    • prostate difficulties, bladder problems, infertility, ovarian cysts, kidney issues, lower back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain

 2nd Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Red Base Chakra – Root (Earth Element – Courage) 

Base Chakra, also known as the 1st chakra, governs one’s roots and personal survival.    It is associated with circulation and blood pressure, motivation, energy, vitality, energy, groundedness, power and creativity.  It reflects will power, life, courage, and one’s deepest emotions with regards to their physical body.  It is an emotional and energizing colour, and it removes toxins.

Effects when  Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • primal fear/terror and anger
  • Mental:
    • basic thoughts of survival (basic necessities:  food, shelter, water)
  • Physical:
    • support, immune system, rectum, lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, legs, knee pain, feet pain, skin disorders, degenerative arthritis, eating disorders, anemia, low vitality

 1st Chakra Chakra Flower Essence suggestions for restoring balance

Natures Love Flower Essences 


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Flower Essence Vibrational Health for the Chakra Energy Centers

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

An earlier post on colour charged water focused on the energetic relationship with colour vibration and one’s energy centers called chakras.  It suggested how the specific energetic frequency rates  of colour restore and balance our seven chakras or energy centers.

These energy centers, our chakras, govern aspects of our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and universal functions.

Flower Essences vibrate at an energetic frequency rate that restore health and balance our seven chakras or energy centers as colours do.  Each Flower Essences can support unblocking a specific chakra to  restore balance.  The result is greater functional health mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and  universally.

Below are some  flower essence suggestions for each  energy center.


The Crown Chakra 

Periwinkle Flower

The Crown Chakra,  also known as the seventh chakra is on top of ones head and represents thought and higher self.   It influences personal strength, self-confidence and self-esteem.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Crown energy center when you are feeling down and being hard on yourself.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

7th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Indigo Brow Chakra  

Wild Violets

The Brow Chakra, also known as the 6th chakra is in ones forehead above the eyes and is known to represent light.  It is associated with spirituality, loyalty, the divine and love.  In balance this center supports personal peace by calming your energy if you are feeling frustrated, angry or unable to forgive.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Brow energy centers healing support to increase insight and heighten intuitiveness.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

 

6th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Blue Throat Chakra 

Borage Flowers

The Throat Chakra, also known as the 5th chakra,  governs the voice, endocrine gland, thyroid, and communication.  It is in the neck at the voice box area and is known to be associated with sound.  It relates to ones inner truth, nobility, serenity, spiritualism and actions of  thoughtfulness, caring and fidelity.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Throat energy center to support relieving anxiety and aid in speaking ones truth.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

5th Chakra Flower Essence suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Green Heart Chakra  

Wild Poppy

The Heart chakra, also known as the 4th chakra, governs the heart, thymus, circulatory and immune system.  It is in the heart center and is known as an air element.  This chakra bridges the upper chakras of spirit and the lower chakras of matter – meeting of spirit and body and connects them.  It is associated with ones ability for rejuvenation.    The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Heart energy center to support one when they are fatigued and low on energy.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

4th Chakra Flower Essences suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Solar Plexus Chakra 

Broccoli Flowers

The Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as the 3rd chakra,  governs the liver, spleen, stomach and small intestine.  It is in the Solar Plexus area of the body and is known to be a fire element.   It represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy.  It is associated with new horizons, intellect, will-power, self-confidence and  fulfillment.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Solar Plexus energy center to help with digestion and enhance ones mood.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

3rd Chakra Flower Essences suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Orange Sacral Chakra  

Calendula Flowers

The Sacral Chakra, also known as the 2nd chakra, governs the uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries, and testes.  It is in the belly area and is known at a water element. It is an energizing color and associated with self-respect and represents purity, togetherness and feminine sensuality.  It represents sexuality, manifestation and the sense of being up-lifted.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Sacral energy center for support increasing your confidence and self-worth.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

2nd Chakra Flower Essences suggestions to restore health & balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


The Red Base Chakra 

Rosemary Flowers

The Base Chakra, also known as the 1st chakra, governs ones roots and personal survival.    It is in your perineum area and is known as an earth element.  It reflects will-power, creativity, courage, and ones deepest emotions with regards to their physical body.  The following flower essence suggestions are a simple, fun and meaningful way to restore and activate the Root energy center to boost ones energy and body temperature.  Read more on the functional effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance.  

 

 

1st Chakra Flower Essences suggestions to restore health and balance

(The red link to the individual flower will take you to more information about the plant and the link to Natures Love Flower Essence will take you more information on the individual flower essences)

Natures Love Flower Essences 


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Pacific Northwest Red Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Edible

by Renee Lindstrom

Pacific Northwest Red Current

Also known as:  Flowering Currant. Pink Winter Currant

Uses:  Culinary

Parts Used:  Berries, Flowers

Preparation: Fresh, Stewed, Dried, Syrup,  Jelly, Tea, Flower Essence

Taste:  Sweet with astringent aftertaste


 

 

 

 

 

  • Associated with:  Root Chakra

Culinary

This bush is considered an ornamental in our local communities.  There isn’t much foraging information about the Pacific Northwest Red Current due to its strong aftertaste.  It is extremely astringent.  It is an edible and medicinal that was historically used until other useful plants began to sprout and become available.   It was dried, made into fruit leather, jelly and syrup and stewed,  eaten fresh.  It was usually added to other foods.

 

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

#yyj Winter Edible & Medicinal Flowering Shrubs

Butterfly Tree (Buddleia davidii)

Flowers:  March

Flowers, Leaves & Roots:  Culinary – flowers, Dye, Medicinal, Tea

Taste:  Sweet

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Cherry Blossoms (Prunus)

Cherry Tree in Bloom

Flowers: Early Spring however this picture was taken first week of Jan, ’18

Flowers:  Culinary, Medicinal, Cosmetic, Decoration, Tea, Jellies, Infused Vinegar, Infused Honey,  Flower Essence

Taste:  Subtle, floral

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Forsythia

Forsythia

Flowers:  March

Flowers:  Culinary – Flowers fresh in salads, garnish, soups, thickeners, jelly, syrups,  Medicinal, Tea, Flower Essence, Infused Honey

Taste:  Fresh & floral like they smell

 

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary

Flowers:  December

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary – seasoning, garnish,  Medicinal, Tincture, Tea, Infused Vinegar, Infused Honey, Flower Essence

Taste:  Strong aroma & taste, spicy

 

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

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#yyj Winter Native Edible & Medicinal Plants

Two common native winter medicinal and edible plants that are about to burst into bloom!    Keep in mind when foraging them in the wild only take 1/3 of  flowers, leaves and roots.  Leave the rest for plant to continue growing in good health.  If harvesting backyard Oregon Grape remember only do so if not sprayed with chemicals!

Native Pacific Northwest Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra formosa)

Bleeding Heart

Flowers (not edible/medicinal only):  late March, hardy in shade 

Leaves (not edible/medicinal only) end of February

Leaves & Root:  Medicinal; Tincture, Flower Essence

Taste:  not edible

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Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Flowers:  March

Flowers, Leaves & Roots:  Culinary, Medicinal,  Cosmetic, Flower Essence, Tincture, Infused Vinegar, Infused Oil

Taste:  Bitter, Sour

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Pacific Northwest Red Current

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Pacific North-West Native Red Current

 

 

Flowers:  February

Flowers: Culinary, Flower Essence

Taste:  Sour

 

 


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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

10 #yyj Winter Edible & Medicinal Plants considered Invasive

A list of 10 common #yyj backyard winter medicinal and edible plants called and treated as unwanted weeds.  These are usually the first plants up in abundance before spring starting in  January through to March.  These are not being foraged therefore labelled as invasive.  Some of these can be considered super-foods with high amounts of Vitamin C, minerals, antioxidants and more.  Many of them act as a spring tonic that stimulate the body to detox and cleanse and many of them support colds, the flu and allergies that go with the season.

Keep in mind that they are only consumable if grown naturally and without chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

What’s growing in your backyard?

Black Medic (medicago lupulina)

Black Medic from Renee's Oakland Garden

Black Medic Weed

Flowers & Leaves:  Early March 

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary, Herb, Laxative

Seeds:  Ground into flour

Taste:  Alfalfa like

 

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Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)

Flowers:  February, March

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary, Medicinal, Tincture, Infused Oil, Flower Essence

Roots:  Medicinal – Tea

Taste:  Flowers unique earthy taste, stalks celery like, bitter

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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

pic by Renee Lidnstrom

Flowers:  December through Spring

Flowers, Seeds & Leaves:  Culinary, Medicinal, Tea, Tincture, Infused Vinegar, Infused Oil, Flower Essence, Bath Infusions, Soap Making

Taste:  Grassy, like corn silk

 

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Cleavers/Clivers (Galium aparine)

Flowers: March

Flowers, Seeds & Leaves:  Culinary,  Medicinal, Infused Vinegar, Infused Oil, Flower Essence, Coffee Substitute, Topic Skin Remedies

Taste:  Young leaves in February taste Fresh

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Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)

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Flowers:  March

Leaves & Roots:  Medicinal, Culinary – cooked only before flowering – DO NOT EAT RAW, Infused Oil, Flower Essence, Vinegar

Taste:  Spinach like

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Daisy – English (Bellis perennis)

English Daisy

Flowers:  February

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary, Fresh in salads or as garnish, Infused Vinegar, Infused Oil, Tincture, Flower Essence,  Tea, Medicinal

Taste:  Mildly sour

 

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Dandelion (taraxacum)

Dandelion

Flowers: MarchLeaves: Before FloweringRootsFall

Flowers, Leaves & Roots:  Culinary – Flowers & Leaves: Fresh in salads, Jelly,  Medicinal, Infused Vinegar,  Infused Oil, Tinctures, Teas,  Flower essence

Taste:  Earthy, nutty & bitter

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Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

2017-03-27 11.20.08Flowers:  February

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary, Fresh in Salads, Soups, Stews, Salsa, Pesto, Infused Vinegar, Infused Oil, Flower Essence

Taste:  Peppery

 

 

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Purple Dead Nettle

2017-03-27 11.19.07

Leaves:  March

Leaves:  Culinary, Fresh in Salads, Soups, Stews, Medicinal, Flower Essence, Tincture,  Infused Oil, Infused Vinegar

Taste:  Mild Kale Flavour

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  Wild  Violets

DSC_0984

Flowers: March

Flowers & Leaves:  Culinary, Fresh in Salads, Garnish, Decoration, Medicinal, Tea

Taste:  Fresh, Green, Peppery

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000