New Year’s Eve will not be the same this year and nor should it be, as we see different parts of the country are still dealing with the ongoing pandemic. Simply put, this year has been a teaching point at every turn and New Year’s will be no different. We will come up with New Year’s Resolutions that we won’t follow, claim that this year will be different, and still try to make up for those experiences lost in the new calendar year. . Even though most of us really are done with 2020, it is important to remember that 2021 will only be better if we behave differently, aspire for more and honestly treat our bodies better.
That being said, celebration and bringing in the new year on a positive note is essential. Celebration affirms the positive things that you have done by making you feel good, instead of focusing on what we don’t have or what we want in the future. This is something that we all forget from time to time. Think about it. When was the last time you only talked about all the positives that happened in your day without mentioning ANY of the negatives?
New Year’s Eve should be viewed, this year especially, as a celebration of a year completed and of the year to come. Celebrate the fact we made it through a year with obstacles that no one could have imagined, and we are stronger because of it. This year should primarily be celebrated for the amount of things we achieved through a difficult season of life. Celebrations can also let us reflect on the right path moving forward, and to build confidence for the future by acknowledging what we’ve been able to achieve in the past. Even if everything wasn’t a win, we are here today and there are things that have happened in our year to celebrate.
Now as a part of our celebration, even though in some places the bars won’t be open, many might still be drinking as it goes with the occasional celebration. We encourage everyone to practice safety and to drink responsibly. As a company who is highly invested in your well being, we want to highlight a few herbs that might help everyone celebrate the new year with some solid herbal support. The following herbs we have listed below are ones that may aid with the after effects of a hangover, and just might help everyone find the new beginning that is so sought after in 2021.
Our bodies are rather amazing and complex vehicles which carry us through life. Like all vehicles, the body requires maintenance to perform at its best. If the body is a vehicle, then our muscles are most certainly the engines which keep us moving. Let’s take a moment to talk about how we fuel those engines.
While our engines may run on food and water, they also depend on vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to truly thrive. It can be easy to forget that our engines can become tired and sluggish when not properly cared for. Mother nature has given us some rather incredible healing herbs which can assist us as we care for our muscles.
The Relationship Between Healing Herbs and Muscles
Many herbs in nature have medicinal properties which we can use to enrich our lives. The herbs we will learn about today were chosen for their ability to assist our bodies with muscle healing and physical recovery. Each one of these herbs is native to the Southern Oregon area, and represents a small portion of over 40 medicinal herbs that are native to our bioregion.
Our muscles require rest and healing after physical activity and there are some ways you can assist them simply by adding herbs to your daily routine. Some medicinal plants that promote relaxation can help us calm the body and allow muscles to loosen up as we rest, while others with anti-inflammatory properties may help assist our body’s natural recovery process. There are even herbs that may assist our bodies in lubricating joints and tendons.
Essentially, we should think of herbs as additives to our fuel which help keep our engines on the road, and may even help them to perform at their peak. As any mechanic will tell you, preventative maintenance is the key to a long lasting and happy engine. OK enough car metaphors, here are some examples of how herbs may assist your muscles.
Adding Medicinal Herbs To Your Daily Routine
Many of these herbs can be enjoyed in a soothing and relaxing tea; or added to water, coffee and juices using an herbal tincture. Each of these medicinal herbs are available as convenient tinctures through our Ra Herbals line.
If you wish for something more hands on you might consider Hemp Topicals and Cannabis Topicals as a way of externally applying these herbs.
At Sun God Medicinals we have crafted many products to help get herbs into your daily regimen. We highly recommend our tinctures for convenience and portability, but nothing beats a good soothing salve or lotion when it comes to physical muscle massage.
With this in mind, we invite you to experience our Hercules product line, designed specifically for those looking to support their muscles in healing or to assist in general muscle relaxation.
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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.