The Herbalist corner 1/16:
When we think of detoxing the body, we usually associate the liver, kidneys, and maybe the simple act of drinking water with this process, but did you know there is an even more robust system you can nourish that may just be the nudge you need to achieve your detoxification goals? I’m talking about the circulatory system!
Our blood makes up about 7% of our total body weight and can pump at a rate of five to six quarts per minute, and that's about two-thousand gallons per day! Think of blood as a giant public cleaning service, making stops and checking in on the organs, giving them what they need, and most importantly, taking away what they do not. Our blood is not only a massive amount of liquid flowing between the cells of every organ in the body, it is also a complex formulation of hormones, electrolytes, nutrients, gasses, red and white blood cells, and of course, water. Without each of these vital components our blood would not be able to attract impurities and carry the toxins to their appropriate elimination routes.
We often hear the saying, “build your blood”, but what does that mean? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when we have depleted blood or nutrient deficient blood, then that may be reflected in symptoms not only associated with poor heart health, but also mental disease in the forms of anxiety and depressed states. Some traditional diets suggest supporting the blood through regular consumption of seaweed, black soy, organ meats like liver, red meat, eggs, and specific herbs. Herbs such as Licorice, Astragalus, and Reishi are a few that have been traditionally significant, and modern science has backed as well.
I know what you're thinking- You had no idea our blood was this important huh? Well, do not fret! It is never too late to build your blood, restore the proper balance of nutrients, and maintain a healthy and vivacious life. At Breeze Botanicals stores we carry various Sun God Medicinal products, compounded with both Cannabis, Hemp, and Herbals, that include blood building and circulatory herbs, that may support you in realizing your detoxification desires and beyond. Also, please keep in mind we do have a Clinical Herbalist, as well as highly trained professionals on staff, ready to answer any questions you may have in either stores or over the phone. Happy Healing!
The Herbalist Team at Breeze Botanical's uses our collective educational experiences and on-going thirst for knowledge to normalize the conversation around herbs and to demystify the world of herbal medicine. Join us on this journey and embrace the plants around you.