This year, the nature awakes from a short winter sleep unusually early. With a bit of effort is now put out to find budding herbs that have very beneficial effects right now, at a time when people carried out for many generations body cleansing - detox treatments that help rid us through winter resident of toxic substances.
Over the next few weeks it will be really a lot to choose from one walks in nature, we will be able to bring home a lot of different herbs that are very invaluable service - cleans the blood and give our body the vitamins, minerals and other useful substances, which will help prevent spring fatigue , strengthens our immune system and give us life energy.
This time we look at examples spring herbs that are suitable for the preparation of meals. It's one of the easiest ways to incorporate herbs into our lives, literally conjunction pleasant and useful.
Which spring herbs are suitable for purifying treatments?
Stinging Nettle - our famous friend in distress. The cleaning effect of nettle tea we have already discussed in our last article on detoxification of the body " Banish apothecary without spring fatigue ". Nettle is in the spring not only suitable as a tea, is also very suitable for soups and it can prepare an excellent example "nettle spinach" or favorite Easter stuffing. Nettle contains vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin A, calcium and iron. Acting diuretic and dissolves phlegm in the body, it is also suitable for anemia, acne, eczema and rheumatism. Kopriva, we should use the temporary cures for recurring interval of 2 weeks.
Dandelion - Dandelion - has always been a part of spring cleaning cures. Her fresh young leaves have a relatively strong diuretic effect, activate kidney function and liver, thus significantly promote detoxification. It contains vitamins C, A, B and beta-carotene, silicon, potassium, and calcium. Due to its bitter taste are particularly suited to salads, for example in France, salad leaves pampeliškových coveted delicacy. Amount consumed should not exceed about 1 large handful of fresh leaves per person, some sensitive individuals should eat more after they experience mild indigestion.
Daisy daisy - its leaves and flowers are often used in salads, are also suitable in the soup. But we can also try to eat the lining of bread and butter, though maybe someone will find it unusual, it's one of the old recipes used. The leaves and flowers daisies have almost the same effect on our bodies. Substances contained in them has diuretic, slightly promote sweating and cleanses the blood, at the same time stimulate the gallbladder and liver. To its effects, are recommended when problems such as acne, eczema, gout, arthritis, and so on.
Sorrel sour - sorrel leaves are known high content of vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and iron. Acting diuretic, helps cleanse the blood and stimulates the liver. For its sour taste children often chew it and doing well. With sorrel it does not overdo it, it has a higher content of oxalic acid, which in high doses can accumulate in the kidneys, or by someone can cause an allergic reaction in the form of hives, and the like. But if you have kidney problems or allergic reactions mentioned in an amount about 10 to 20 leaves us no harm. It is best to spring salads and soups, added to eg spinach or sauces or spreads, but also the actual taste of the bread with butter or cheese.
Česnáček Medical - by name we could give erroneously in connection with garlic, in fact it's a relative of mustard. Got its name thanks to the growing fragrant, with leaf curl can smell garlic-onion flavor. Young leaves have a pleasant aroma and slightly bitter taste of garlic, in smaller quantities are especially delicious in a salad and soup before people even this herb dried and used it in the absence of garlic and onions to flavor dishes. Česnáček has a high content of vitamin C and beta-carotene, is known for its purifying effect and has often been recommended as the treatment of rheumatism, gout and eczema.
How to do it?
If you leave the herbs for direct consumption, definitely just where we are sure clean soil and environment. Never do not tear near roads, landfills, chemical plants, and so potentially toxic environment. We select young healthy leaves with no signs of infection or disease, and store them in breathable bags, preferably in the basket.
Prior to consumption, it is important to thoroughly rinse several herbs in cold water. Soups and prepare spinach, spreads, dressings, etc., is finely cut or. pomixujeme easily in the blender, use it in a salad, either whole or sliced.
For inspiration, I offer you a recipe for spring cleaning herb soup.
Ingredients: (for about 2-3 liters) 2 large potatoes, 2 large onions, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 1 carrot, 1 egg, 2-3 handfuls of fresh young nettle tops, about 20 sorrel leaves, about 20 leaves česnáčku, spices : salt, pepper, cumin, where possible, parsley, marjoram, oregano, chives, and so on., one tablespoon of vegetable oil
- (Proceed very much like making soup), potatoes and onions, cut into cubes, grated carrots, add the spices and oil, cook until the potatoes are almost soft, the last 10 minutes of boiling add the chopped herbs and eggs, just before the boil then crushed garlic. When serving recommend to add to the soup with grated cheese.
From selected herbs can either prepare a particular dish, or add them in smaller amounts in foods as a supplement or spices, soups are optimal in this case, both vegetable and broth, potato soup or goulash soup, it can be even discreetly slip medicinal herbs to someone who, when they are recommending protests sentence like: 'Am I a rabbit to eat grass?'
Wishing energy-packed spring ..
The author Detoxification and spring herbs: Michaela Vorlová